The Dobson Factory Ultralight 16″ Dobsonian

The Dobson Factory Ultralight 16″ Dobsonian f/3.2 is a new telescope model available from the company. The Dobson Factory is a French workmanship company, located in Blanzy, South Burgundy, France, owned by Pierre Desvaux.

The Dobson Factory Ultralight 16" DobsonianThe 16″ Dobsonian, despite its large performance capabilities, is compact, reasonably light, and easy to handle and transport. The structure is made of composite panels, fiberglass and Kevlar (used in the aircraft industry). The weight of the structure is only 8 kg (16 lbs.). With a thin primary mirror weight of 6.5kg (14.3 lbs.), this makes the total telescope weight at less than 15 kg (30 lbs.).

As Desvaux, notes, “With this telescope, one begins to easily see the colors on the Orion Nebula: the metallic green of the center, the green wing, the other reddish, and the rainbow iridescence obliquely on the edge. One can admire and distinguish the planetary nebulae and their specific colors, blue, blue-green, emerald green, kiwi green, etc… In a country sky, one easily perceives in direct vision the spirals of the galaxy M51. And we can clearly distinguish Stephan’s Quintet…”

You can learn more about Dobson Factory Ultralight 16″ Dobsonian availability here.

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