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Practical Astronomy August – The Dobsonian Telescope

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This month we will be discussing the Dobsonian Telescope, one of the more common telescope types used by amateur astronomers, primarily for visual observing. The Dobsonian consists of a Newtonian OTA, mounted on a simple alt/az mount, named after the late John Dobson, “The Sidewalk Astronomer of San Francisco”, who popularised these for their ease of setup and use for visual observing.


August 15
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stardome Observatory & Planetarium
670 Manukau Road, Epsom
Auckland, 1345


Bill Thomas