The Dobsonian telescope is an alt-azimuthal reflecting newtonain telescope created by John Dobson in 1965, this design is vastly credited with brining larger size telescopes to the amateur astronomer community.
Is a Dobsonian telescope good?
Yes, they can be as fast as F/4 and have an aperture exceeding 36 inches. These telescopes can provided exquisites views of the solar system planets, the moon, stars. star clusters, galaxies and even nebulae.
What is the difference between a Newtonian and Dobsonian telescope?
A Dobsonian telescope is essentially a newtonian reflector in a altitude-azimuthal base.
What can you see with an 8 inch Dobsonian telescope?
Almost everything in the heavens above with the
Can you take pictures with a Dobsonian telescope?
Yes, with a small ZWO or QHY cameras taking fast 1s or so images then stacking them, you will take some amazing pictures.
What size telescope do I need to see the rings of Saturn?
As small as a 8in dobsonian telescope can resolve the rings of saturn
Are Dobsonian telescopes good for beginners?
Absolutely! This is the best money per inch of aperture that you can buy. Dobsonian telescopes are the best telescopes for an amateur astronomers just starting out.