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NEW StellaLyra Dobsonian Telescopes


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These new (to the UK) StellaLyra Dobsonian telescopes are designed and manufactured to a very high standard by Guan Sheng Optical (GSO) in Taiwan.

Considering their price, performance, design and specification, we believe they are the BEST Dobsonian telescopes on the market 🙂 

Photos below show the StellaLyra 12" Dobsonian.

6", 8", 10" & 16" models are also available. 




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The StellaLyra 6" Dobsonian is the smallest in the series and most affordable. 

Though less glamorous than its sisters (we have focused on traditional design and affordability) it still features an f8 parabolic mirror set with only 22% secondary obstruction and a CNC-machined Crayford focuser with brass compression ring. So it performs very well where it matters. 

We predict around Christmas time this will be the bestseller. 



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On 09/08/2021 at 23:08, Pixies said:

Looking at the specs, these look incredible value!

One question, @FLO, how do their focusers behave with a DSLR trying to achieve focus? 

When properly tensioned the 2" Crayford focusers will carry most DSLR cameras without slipping but it is important to note Dobsonian telescopes are designed primarily for visual astronomy. Telescopes designed for astrophotography tend to have R&P focusers (compared to Crayford focusers, most comparable R&P focusers lack finesse but have higher load bearing capacity). 

All StellaLyra Dobsonians have black anodised CNC-machined (not cast metal) focusers. Even the most affordable 6" model. The 2" focusers fitted to larger models also have 1:10 dual-speed focus mechanisms. 


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14 hours ago, Sunshine said:

These look great, especially the 16" with what look like carbon fibre truss tubes (most likely faux) to keep price down of course but, they look sleek and refined.

They are genuine carbon-fibre 🙂

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