Can be purchased used.
I have been able to test several of the Dobsonian telescopes and have found them to be very good. Unfortunately this scope has been discontinued. You can still find some retailers who have them in stock and you will always find them for sale by someone who is wanting to upgrade.
This Celestron telescope is for the budget minded. It will give you the aperture you want without the price tag. If this is going to be your first telescope, you may also want to look at the 8″ (if you can find them) they are still in the low price range of about $450 and will give you much better deep sky viewing.
This Celestron telescope will give good views of the planets and brighter objects in the Milky Way. The Celestron Dob also has good optics. But I found that this Celestron telescope will shake easily in a breeze and is not as sturdy as the Orion or Meade.
This Dob is a simple telescope to use and not so large that it’s hard to move around. Views of the planets are clear and crisp with good detail to them. If you are looking for a Dobsonian you have a lot of different brands to choose from, read my Dobsonian Telescope Reviews where I review all the brands available.
- Celestron telescope aperture – 6″
- f/8 Reflector
- Eyepiece – 25mm SMA
- wide angle eyepiece and focuser
This Celestron telescope is cheap and has the aperture we all thirst for and is simple to use. It doesn’t matter how many telescopes I own, I always have a place for the Dobsonian.
You may be able to find them secondhand at Astromart or E-Sci