Pick your favorite accessories to create a package that is just right for you. Starting Price. Plans for Building a Dobsonian Telescope brought to you by: The San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers Yes, it "looks like a cannon," but the above is really a ten-inch (measured by the diameter of the objective) Newtonian telescope that almost anybody can build. Compare { width: 160, height: 160, defaultImage: '', layers: '99196' } Orion Build-A-Scope 10" Classic Dobsonian Telescope. Believe it or not, this telescope was built almost entirely (90%) in an apartment! These detailed instructions will show you how to build a telescope that will allow you to see far up into the sky and get a closer look at the solar system. Dobsonian telescopes are popular instruments. Since you are reading this, you are probably considering to build your own Dobsonian telescope. And, for a city boy who never went out in the garage to help Dad/Ward Cleaver make wooden thingies in the workshop, it was a formidable challenge! DIY Dobsonian Telescope. You can buy some ready made parts, or you can make everything on your own, including the mirrors and eyepieces. $299.99. They provide large apertures for a reasonable price and as such are suited to observing faint, deep-sky objects. I am a very dangerous man with a power drill...but I digress! The XT6 performs especially well at planetary and lunar observation because of its long … The Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian is built around a 150mm diameter parabolic primary mirror that collects nearly eighty percent more light than a 4.5″ reflector telescope. Here you will find plans to build this telescope, or a smaller one--either a six-inch, or an eight-inch--of identical design. Starry constellations, comets, planets and meteors will appear almost close enough to touch with this large and powerful DIY telescope. 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