Please read John Kramer's Professional Review of the Apertura AD12 Dobsonian Telescope
and be sure to check out his VIDEO REVIEW on Youtube.
An Apertura Dobsonian Reflector Telescope is the very definition of "bang for the buck". For the base price you get a high quality telescope with lots of aperture, great features, and a nice complement of accessories (including a Laser Collimator!) And for those who demand the very BEST in performance, convenience, and professional fit-and-finish, you can add our optional Tweaker's Dream Package featuring Fidelio flocking to line the OTA, Collimation Screws and Collimation Washers, a Control Knob and an additional 5-hold Eyepiece Tray. Serious astronomy enthusiasts often add these performance tweaks and extra features to their Dobsonian telescopes after purchase in order to make them perform better, move better, and look better. But now you can order your Apertura scope with all the best known tweaks already professionally installed so that you can spend your time doing astronomy and learning about the sky, instead of spending hours on researching methods and materials, tracking down vendors, and getting frustrated with trial-and-error prototyping. To learn more about the optional Tweaker's Dream Package, please CLICK HERE.
And be sure to check out our NEW option - the Preinstalled Setting Circle!
Features included in the base package:
Hand-adjustable knobs on primary mirror for easy, no-tools collimation
2 inch, dual-speed Micro 10:1 Crayford style focuser, with 1.25" adapter
Right Angle Correct Image (RACI) 8x50 finderscope
1.25" 9mm Plössl eyepiece (high-power) with 52 degree field of view
2" 30mm SuperView eyepiece (low-power) with 68 degree field of view
35mm Extension Tube (used to provide extra back-focus for eyepieces that need it)
1.25" Moon Filter
Laser Collimator (1 battery included)
Battery operated primary mirror cooling fan (8 AA batteries required - NOT INCLUDED)
Dobsonian base with roller bearings for azimuth and sealed ball bearings for altitude, resulting in super-smooth adjustment in all dimensions
4-slot eyepiece tray
Plastic molded snap-in dust cover
All Apertura Dobsonian Telescopes and the Tweaker's Dream Package components are covered by a 1 years warranty for materials and workmanship.