I've recently been looking at getting an Apertura AD8. by Lady Fraktor » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 pm, Post However, I've noticed the High Point DT8 is a fair amount cheaper ($370 vs $450). by Sky Tinker » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:51 pm, Post HighPoint is also selling a cheaper Apertura DT8 Dob with a straight through finder, a single EP , and a different Alt bearing. At the same time though, High Point Scientific's description makes it sound as if they aren't stocking them again It's common for telescope "manufacturers" to source their parts (e.g. We are a friendly bunch! Very nice light bucket! Yeah, I have a feeling that is the case, especially considering they have the same message for their 10 inch dob. The AD8 comes in at 52.2 lbs. Press J to jump to the feed. What 8" dobsonian should I get? by russmax » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:11 am, Post As I stated earlier, even if you’re plans include deep-sky astrophotography down the road, I’d still recommend a Dobsonian telescope for beginners. by meeng » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 am, Post This 8" Dobsonian telescope from Apertura is a great first telescope for those beginning astronomers who are looking to adventure through the night sky. Apertura AD8 - posted in Beginners Forum (No astrophotography): I am beginner I never had telescope I am going to buy apertural ad8 and I have two questions.can I see deep sky objects with it? I read the sticky, but unfortunately 3 of the recommended 8" are unavailable. The Apertura AD8 manages to stand out in a busy crowd of competing 8-inch Dobsonian reflectors. The Apertura AD8 tube assembly sits on the base with ease, and then the telescope can be manually moved up, down or to either side. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I can add 100$ for accessories and if you know good filter or eyepiece let me know. The smooth spring loaded shaft will ensure that you keep focus throughout your observations. by ARock » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:48 pm, Post Apertura AD8 Dobsonian. 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. by prowler75 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:37 am, Post Thank you for any guidance you can provide. by meeng » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:06 pm, Post 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. Apertura’s AD8 Dobsonian makes a great model with great number of accessories. Scopes: PlaneWave 12.5 CDK - Meade 14" LX200-ACF - TeleVue NP101is - Lunt LS80Ha. A a noob this scares me. The two telescope optically are the same but the Apertura usually has better quality accessories with it. What's the deal on this DT8 dob from HPS? Apertura DT8 8" Dobsonian Telescope If you are looking for a great performing telescope for a low price, then you have found it. 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. by prowler75 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:42 am, Post My budget is $650-$700. If they are going to sell them once again, would it be better to buy the DT8 instead of the AD8? The Apertura AD8 is available at High Point Scientific. You can take this telescope and introduce yourself, your friends, your family, and even those in your neighborhood to the wonders of the universe! EDIT: Seems like they have the same message for the 10 inch dob as well. Seems to me as if it isn't coming back. We Recommend the Apertura 8" Classic Dobsonian". mirrors... or even whole optical tubes) from the same suppliers and in that regard they could be identical telescope optical tubes. Apertura AD8 Dobsonian 8" f/ 5.91 Telescope with Accessories - AD8 Vs 2. Ask your questions here. I've recently been looking at getting an Apertura AD8. The AD8 might be available at some point in the future but not right now. Apertura DT8 vs Sky Watcher Classic 200 Hello everyone, my family has decided to go all in together to buy someone a telescope for Christmas and I've narrowed it down to an 8" dobsonian. can I get better telescope for 500$? 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. 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. Post The smooth spring loaded shaft will ensure that you keep focus throughout your observations. by meeng » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:43 pm, Post 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 don't think they have any expectation of them being available again. Advancing to Astrophotography. Apertura AD8, HighPoint DT8, and Zhumell Z8 are all currently unavailable. 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. Also, i am reading that with the AD10, collimation is more difficult and with the AD8, true? 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 am buying my first telescope and my choices are and Apertura AD8 or AD10. total, with 24 1/2 in the tube and 27 1/2 in the base. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 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. Ideally I would have gone with the Apertura AD8 but it seems questionable if I could get it in time for Christmas. Hi everyone. - 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. 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. Dobsonian telescopes have a reputation for creating fantastic memories of the night sky in the minds of children and adults alike. The home to all amateur astronomers & telescopes! However, I've noticed the High Point DT8 is a fair amount cheaper ($370 vs $450). I am looking at a Zhumell Z8/Apertura AD8. As far as I can tell the only difference is the finder (straight vs right angle) and lack of a laser collimator. by Bigzmey » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:21 am, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. Apertura DT8 8" Dobsonian Telescope. I have read several posts confirming the. 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. The Apertura AD8, sold by High Point Scientific (which is the same model as the Orion Skyline 8″, and both of which are built in the same factory in Taiwan called GSO), is probably the best of the mass-marketed line of dobs out there, in my opinion. Take a look at this DT8 and compare it, feature-for-feature to the Apertura AD8. I am to the point of information overload now however. I have a maximum budget of $700 (though I would really like to spend less) and I am not super concerned … 1. Apertura AD8 Also which telescope comes with better accessories. 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. I am reading that i will need to buy a 6mm eyepiece for planetary viewing, is this true? by TCampbell » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:18 pm, Post 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. We all started somewhere! Optics . For the Apetura AD8 there is a 1 year manufacturers warranty and some more "Apertura" warranty from HighPoint (not sure if this is free or paid). 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.