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Explore FirstLight 80mm CF Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo with Solar Filter Expired

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Explore Scientific has select Telescopes on sale. Shipping is free.

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Several sellers of Explore Scientific - Firstlight 10" f5 Dobsonian Telescope
EXP-FL-DOB1005-02-PK $499.95 + tax, free shipping OOS
$569 - 28 with Code COMEBACK5 = $541 includes planisphere, Flashlight, barlow and moon filter OOS OOS - OOS

Costco has the 10" f5 Truss version for $600 - $50 = $550 + tax, free shipping
with "Today Only! Spend $500 Save $50 on Qualifying Items." - expired

Also, there is an Explore Scientific 80mm f8 carbon fiber doublet refractor on a GOTO equatorial with solar filter for $370. Not H-alpha, but possibly a good scope for the upcoming eclipse.*

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I had a co-worker who use to build custom telescopes on the side. He would hand grind the lenses and everything. Built custom software for tracking etc etc etc. super super nice guy and unless he told you about his hobbies you would never know how brilliant he was because he was so humble. He told me the bare minimum telescope I should ever buy is a 10" dobsonian for my kids. He did mention that they are large but you cannot beat the deals coming out of China for them and they will provide a real experience with a telescope. He said anything smaller is just a toy and not worth it. Of course, this was before COVID and these things were $350 any day of the week on Amazon. I've been looking for one ever since. My coworker is long retired now. Should I get something that has tracking or can I still get a good experience with a manual scope?
63lb for those who want to know if it is portable.
Anyone who buys this should also grab a copy of Turn Left at Orion to help you learn how to use a telescope and navigate the sky's and what to look at.

Turn Left At Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope - and How to Find Them

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