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Obsession 18-inch UC telescope

Usually, observers don't describe 18-inch telescopes as compact and portable. This one, however, is both.
Obsession Telescopes' 18-inch UC Dobsonian-mounted Newtonian telescope
Obsession Telescopes’ 18-inch UC Dobsonian-mounted Newtonian telescope will reveal incredibly faint deep-sky objects and show lots of detail on your “old favorites.”
Astronomy: James Forbes
This review, "Obsession's new 18-inch scope," appeared in the April 2008 issue of Astronomy magazine

Portable scopes, no matter their size, are a necessity in this age of light pollution. It's not unusual for an observer to pack the car and drive miles to get away from urban sprawl. This creates a burgeoning demand for compact, lightweight, large-aperture scopes.

Obsession Telescopes of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, has reached out to this market with its 18-inch f/4.2 Ultra Compact (UC) premium Dobsonian-mounted telescope. Its large aperture brawn tears down into two assemblies that fit into a 26" by 26" by 20" (66cm by 66cm by 51cm) hard case. The truss poles take up no more space than a beefy fishing rod case.

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