by meeng » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 am, Post Apertura AD8 Dobsonian. Seems to me as if it isn't coming back. To easily move the AD8 up and down but help it to stay in the desired position, the telescope tension can be adjusted to match the weight of accessories on the tube assembly. mirrors... or even whole optical tubes) from the same suppliers and in that regard they could be identical telescope optical tubes. total, with 24 1/2 in the tube and 27 1/2 in the base. by prowler75 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:42 am, Post Apertura AD8 - posted in Beginners Forum (No astrophotography): I am beginner I never had telescope I am going to buy apertural ad8 and I have two questions.can I see deep sky objects with it? Ask your questions here. by ARock » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:48 pm, Post As far as I can tell the only difference is the finder (straight vs right angle) and lack of a laser collimator. You can take this telescope and introduce yourself, your friends, your family, and even those in your neighborhood to the wonders of the universe! Optics . The home to all amateur astronomers & telescopes! The AD8 might be available at some point in the future but not right now. I am planning to buy a new telescope, A long time ago, I had some low quality refractors, but as an adult, I know that I am looking for a decent refractor. Skywatcher 8" f/ 5.9 Traditional Dobsonian Telescope Is the Quality of these two scopes about the same, or is one substantially better than the other. We are a friendly bunch! The Apertura DT8 comes with a 2" Crayford style focuser, an 8x50 straight through finder, a 25mm eyepiece, and a lens cap: Crayford Style 2" Focuser: This single speed, 2" focuser is great for obtaining a focus that resists wobble and backlash. What 8" dobsonian should I get? As I stated earlier, even if you’re plans include deep-sky astrophotography down the road, I’d still recommend a Dobsonian telescope for beginners. HighPoint is also selling a cheaper Apertura DT8 Dob with a straight through finder, a single EP , and a different Alt bearing. We all started somewhere! by meeng » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:43 pm, Post Apertura AD8 by russmax » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:11 am, Post This is the road I personally took, and the visual observations I made helped me not only learn the night sky, but appreciate it. ↳   Challenges Q&A and target suggestions. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. - posted in Reflectors: This thing looks like its the same model/build as the former Zhumell Z8 and the current Apertura AD8, except that the Z8/AD8 are $449, and the DT8 is $100 less at just $349. The smooth spring loaded shaft will ensure that you keep focus throughout your observations. Apertura DT8 vs Sky Watcher Classic 200 Hello everyone, my family has decided to go all in together to buy someone a telescope for Christmas and I've narrowed it down to an 8" dobsonian. It is a 1200mm long tube holding a 203mm lens and with the f/5 focal ratio, much of the universe is within our reach. The Apertura AD8 tube assembly sits on the base with ease, and then the telescope can be manually moved up, down or to either side. Apertura AD8, HighPoint DT8, and Zhumell Z8 are all currently unavailable. Very nice light bucket! I've recently been looking at getting an Apertura AD8. Also, i am reading that with the AD10, collimation is more difficult and with the AD8, true? I can add 100$ for accessories and if you know good filter or eyepiece let me know. Come join the newest and most engaging and inclusive astronomy forum geared for beginners and advanced telescope users, astrophotography devotees, plus check out our "Astro" goods vendors. I've recently been looking at getting an Apertura AD8. Dobsonian telescopes have a reputation for creating fantastic memories of the night sky in the minds of children and adults alike. The two telescope optically are the same but the Apertura usually has better quality accessories with it. I have the Zhumell Z12 and couldn't be happier with it. Press J to jump to the feed. To easily move the AD8 up and down but help it to stay in the desired position, the telescope tension can be adjusted to match the weight of accessories on the tube assembly. I don't think they have any expectation of them being available again. The Apertura AD8 is available at High Point Scientific. Scopes: PlaneWave 12.5 CDK - Meade 14" LX200-ACF - TeleVue NP101is - Lunt LS80Ha. by TCampbell » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:18 pm, Post If they are going to sell them once again, would it be better to buy the DT8 instead of the AD8? by meeng » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:06 pm, Post At the same time though, High Point Scientific's description makes it sound as if they aren't stocking them again, "The High Point DT8 Classic Dob is no longer available and we are out of stock. I have read several posts confirming the. https://www.highpointscientific.com/zhu ... -zhue023-1, https://www.highpointscientific.com/tel ... escope-ad8, https://www.highpointscientific.com/ape ... -telescope, https://www.astronomics.com/explore-fir ... l?___SID=U. I am reading that i will need to buy a 6mm eyepiece for planetary viewing, is this true? This is largely due to the quality of its construction, most notably the steel tension knobs to adjust the balance of the tube within the rocker box. I am buying my first telescope and my choices are and Apertura AD8 or AD10. However, I've noticed the High Point DT8 is a fair amount cheaper ($370 vs $450). The Apertura DT8 comes with a 2" Crayford style focuser, an 8x50 straight through finder, a 25mm eyepiece, and a lens cap: Crayford Style 2" Focuser: This single speed, 2" focuser is great for obtaining a focus that resists wobble and backlash. Apertura AD8 vs AD10 vs DT10 for first telescope - posted in Beginners Forum (No astrophotography): After spending a week or so with a somewhat broken meade ETX-80, Im looking to get my first real telescope, and was recommended dobsonian telescopes from Apertura. The Apertura AD8 tube assembly sits on the base with ease, and then the telescope can be manually moved up, down or to either side. The Apertura AD8 manages to stand out in a busy crowd of competing 8-inch Dobsonian reflectors. Advancing to Astrophotography. Apertura DT8 8" Dobsonian Telescope. 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