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Revelation 16" f/4.5 M-CRF Truss Dobsonian Telescope

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Model:  BC192
Brand:  Revelation

Revelation 16'' f/4.5 M-CRF Truss Dobsonian Telescope
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FOUR STAR REVIEWED IN OCTOBER 2013 SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE - INCLUDING 4/5 FOR ASSEMBLY, 4/5 FOR EASE OF USE, 5/5 FOR FEATURES AND 4/5 FOR OPTICS. Reviewer Martin Lewis writes: " If you've hankered after a decent big telescope that will yield great deep-sky views but thought such a thing would be too expensive, this could be the scope that changes your mind."

The Revelation 16" f/4.5 M-CRF Truss Dobsonian (Black) is a large, yet extremely portable Newtonian truss telescope on a high strength, ultra-smooth Dobsonian base. Designed to give the observer the ultimate in light-gathering power, while keeping costs to a minimum, this scope will happily disassemble quickly into manageable sections and pack into the boot of a reasonable sized family car. Thee wide precision truss struts hold the main mirror and secondary/eyepiece section firmly and accurately in place until disassembly is required. The width of these struts is considerably wider than competitor's designs and offers an impressively rigid structure when bolted in place with integral knurled bolts, easily operated with gloved hands.
Both axes of the mount have appropriately well-designed bearings: altitude bearings are heavy-duty CNC metal affairs, with an excellent friction adjustment to ensure the scope stays in place, even when heavy eyepieces and accessories are used; the azimuth roller bearing is smooth, with just the right level of friction.

This telescope's heart is its 16" f/4.5 Parabolic primary mirror, which is made from BK7 optical glass, is figured to 1/12 wave to ensure excellent optical performance and is well-supported on an 18-point mirror cell with integral 4.7-inch cooling fan to help reach thermal equilibrium quickly. The inside of both primary and secondary mirror tubes are matte black to combat stray light and while an open tube design, contrast remains impressive.

The Revelation 16" comes complete with 2" CNC Precision Crayford focuser with dual 10:1 reduction for precise adjustment, 35mm eyepiece extension tube and 2 eyepieces, a 9mm (1,25") Revelation Plossl and a Revelation 30mm (2") Superview, giving x200 and x60 respectively and can be stowed in the attached eyepiece tray when not in use.

The addition of a Revelation 8x50mm fully coated achromatic finder with reticule allows the user to precisely point this giant scope with ease and makes starhopping a breeze. The visual reach of this telescope is impressive to say the least: it will reveal mag 16+ objects, dependent on observing site and visual capability of user. Take this system to a dark location and enjoy incredible views of the deep sky, resolving spiral structure in major galaxies, giving clear views of "difficult" objects like the Horsehead Nebula (with appropriate filtration) and resolving stunning detail on the Moon and the brighter planets.

A telescope for those for whom aperture is truly King, the Revelation 16" f/4.5 M-CRF Truss Dobsonian has it all and more - an investment that will reveal the familiar sights of the night sky in greater resolution than many have experienced and put a whole host of previously unobservable objects within grasp of the keen amateur astronomer. Available at a very reasonable outlay, if you've been thinking of making the jump to a truly affordable large telescope, the Revelation 16" f/4.5 M-CRF Truss Dobsonian is for you. Take the step up today and start exploring the Universe in incredible detail.

Specifications:

16" Parabolic primary mirror 1/12wave
Focal length: 1800mm, F/4.5
2" Precision Micro 10:1 Crayford style focuser
2" 35mm Eyepieces Extension tube
18 points mirror cell w/ 4.7" cooling fan.
Roller bearing on azimuth base
All CNC made adjustment side bearing
3 Removable precision-locking truss struts
8x 50mm fully multi-coated achromatic Finder
Premium Plossl 9mm (1.25")
Premium SuperView 30mm (2")
2" Eyepieces tray

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