For Sale: Handmade 10 inch Dobsonian Telescope — SOLD!

For Sale: Handmade 10 inch f/4.5 Dobsonian Telescope. The optics and spider came from Coulter. The body from me.

The scope has a focal length of 1140mm. It comes with a 2″ focuser and a Telrad finder. Ebony Star Formica is used on both axes. With a focal length of just 45 inches, it’s a little short so I always use the repurposed recycle bin (pictured) as a stand and it is included. The scope is a little top heavy but the elastic band seen in the photos acts as a variable counterweight and has perfectly counterbalanced every eyepiece, even 2 inch eyepieces, I’ve tried with it. It recently helped me complete the Astronomical League Messier Observing Club.

Asking $300 and I am happy to let you try it out first. Contact Jim Dixon at jamesdixonlr at att dot net.