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Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

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4.5

(185 Ratings)

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  • 10-inch aperture
  • Parabolic mirror
  • 2-inch, dual-speed Crayford focuser
  • Clutch mount with tension knob
  • Primary mirror cooling fan
  • New adjustable azimuth bearing system
  • Laser collimator for easy optical alignment
  • 1.25" moon filter
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What's Included?

Telescope, Stand, 2 Eyepieces, Laser Collimator

Description

Designed with you in mind


Zhumell's latest Dobsonian telescope is the result of a new approach to design. Customers like you told us how to improve our Dobsonian, and we listened. Never before has a telescope been designed with consumer needs, wishes and recommendations so much in focus.


The Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope features a 10-inch aperture to capture substantial light for clear, long-range viewing. Used in conjunction with the two included eyepieces (30mm and 9mm) and Dobsonian stand, this telescope will make your night-sky observations and star parties more enjoyable than ever.

 

A primary mirror cooling fan brings the telescope into thermal equilibrium quickly so you can enjoy long viewing sessions without delay. You'll also enjoy the new adjustable azimuth bearing system, which facilitates smooth, even motion when tracking celestial objects. When you arrive at your subject, the dual-speed Crayford focuser allows for quick, easy adjustments, while the laser collimator ensures rapid, accurate optical alignment.

 

Zhumell Z10 Telescope dimension data:

  • Total height - 55 inches
  • OTA length - 48 inches
  • Base height - 25 inches
  • Base diameter - 22 inches

 

About Zhumell
At Zhumell we're committed to precision, performance, and people. Our products are designed and tested to make sure that they perform not only to our expectations, but to our customers' as well. We know that Zhumell customers are unique individuals whose pursuits vary and who demand the best products available. Whether you're an avid birder waiting to catch a glimpse of a yellow-rumped warbler or a keen observer and searcher of the night sky, we have the products that fit your needs.

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

For the Enthusiast

Brand

Zhumell

Weight Complete

60 lbs

Finderscope

8x50

GoTo

No

Telescopes Series

Zhumell Dobsonian Telescopes

Focal Length

1250 mm

Focal Ratio

f/5

User Level

For the Enthusiast

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Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
 
4.7

(based on 185 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (137)
  • Accurate (100)
  • Quality lenses (100)
  • Easy to use (77)
  • Compact (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (70)
  • Difficult to focus (4)
  • Instructions (3)
  • Poor instructions/manual (3)
  • Unstable (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (174)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (121), Avid adventurer (51)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (123), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Z10 review after 6 months of use

This was my first telescope and I researched types, brands and suppliers for a couple of months before selecting the Z10 Dob. Everything I've read indicates that the Dobsonian Reflector is the best starter...Read complete review

This was my first telescope and I researched types, brands and suppliers for a couple of months before selecting the Z10 Dob. Everything I've read indicates that the Dobsonian Reflector is the best starter scope ie: you get the most scope for your money including good ability to see deep sky objects (DSO) as well as planets. Arrival and Construction:I've had my scope for over six months so my experience is based on this time period. It [...] in 3 boxes. The 3rd box was for the deluxe package items including the 16mm eyepiece, telerad viewer, etc. I was a little reluctant to spend the extra money for this package, but in hind sight it was a very good investment. The 16mm lens is very good and the telerad is very helpful. You can't beat the discount you get compared to purchasing them individually. There were no instructions, as other reviews indicate, but knowing this up front I downloaded instructions ahead of the scope's arrival from both telescopes.com and the Zhumell web site. Construction was very straight forward. I added two horizontal handles to the base below the pivot point cutouts which allows me to move the base when the scope is mounted. If you do this make sure you use through bolts and not wood screws since the base is particle board. Some reviews complain about the base being particle board but it is nicely finished in wrinkle finish and all the "end grain" is covered with well made cap material. Just don't let it get wet.Viewing and Use:The overall quality of the scope is very good. Most of the components are metal and fit and finish are excellent. The quality of the images in the finder scope are not as sharp as I'd hoped. This does not impede its use in finding objects in the sky and when you switch to the Dob; Wow excellent quality. The Orion nebula is very clear and pretty with the 30 mm eyepiece and the trapezium stands out distinctly with the 16mm. Jupiter's banding is visible with the 9mm but not as sharp as I'd hoped. The 9mm is a bit disappointment. The double stars and multiple's in Orion were breathtaking. I could not split the companion in Rigel, however, until I purchased the Zhumell 6mm planetary eyepiece. This eyepiece made that little guy pop out like a Jack in the Box, very nice sharp view of this 7" double. From a dark site I was able to obtain very nice views of the ring nebula, which was best with an 11mm Explore Scientific eyepiece. I also had very nice views of M101 and M104 the Sombreo galaxy with the 30 & 16mm. This scope's strong point is pulling in DSOs which are not even visible in my 4" refractor. The Crayford focuser is well made, both alt and azimuth are smooth and I have no problem tracking objects at over 200x; something I was worried about with a Dob. I do notice when collimating, it's a challenge to keep the laser centered when tightening the primary mirror locking screws. This might be something Zhumell wants to look at.Lessons Learned:How to focus the finder scope is not obvious, but it's done by screwing the primary lens in and out and locking it in place with the ring.When first using the Dob. I found it hard to keep it from moving in azimuth. This is controlled by tightening down on the small bearing using the screw in the middle of the base. The 1.25 in eyepiece adaptor is threaded for 2" filters so you can use your 2" filters on your 1.25 in eyepieces. Well done Zhumell! I built a wooden box with wheels to both store the scope and move it around with the base strapped on top…. See photo. I used the original packing Styrofoam in this box to secure it inside.Cons:The Laser collimator wobbles in the 1.25 in focuser adapter, but my collimation appears to be fairly close when checked using a star test.The primary mirror center spot is off center by 2.3 mm which is enough to affect the views at high power. The Z10 is a very good scope especially for the money. I was debating about purchasing the 12 inch but am glad, now that I went with a more manageable 10 inch size. 8 & 10 inches seems to be a sweet spot for solid tube Dobs like this, when light gathering power plus portability are both considered. Overall I am very happy with this scope and would buy it again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I sure hope I can update this review

I received my 10 inch scope yesterday. I did not rate it five stars for the following reasons:- Did not include the intructions with it.- Did not include the 9 mm lens-...Read complete review

I received my 10 inch scope yesterday. I did not rate it five stars for the following reasons:- Did not include the intructions with it.- Did not include the 9 mm lens- Did not include the teflon pads for the base plate- Finderscope's focus is a little off and there are no instructions on HOW to align it with the scope itself. Since my finderscope and it's bracket were already put together, and the instructions and 9mm lens were not included, I figure either this had been purchased and returned previously or someone took them from the box. Tonight was my second time out with it in 20 degree weather and after an hour of trying to align the finderscope with the telescope, I gave up. Taking into account this is my first REAL telescope, I will consider it operator error for now.[...] I said I would recommend this telescope to a friend on the assumption the problems I have can be solved.

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4.0

A fine telescope

By James

from LAMBERTVILLE,MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Maneuver

Best Uses

  • Astronomy

Comments about Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope:

The telescope arrived packaged well and in great shape. The construction seems to be of high quality. This is my first telescope so I have no comparison, but I am very happy with the quality of it. The price could not be beaten. Great deal.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Best deal out there.

By Trent

from Tulsa, OK

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Use
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope:

    This is the best bang for the buck you will find anywhere. Great telescope with lots of extra goodies. Don't hesitate order one now!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful First Telescope!

    By William

    from GRANT,AL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Assemble With Video Help
    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope:

      With six years of retirement, astronomy dawned on me like a beautiful lady. Wow, so beautiful, the great nebula of Orion, the Pleadies, and Jupiter with its four moons. Beauty has a way of opening your soul. Hayneedle was nice enough to not take all my money. Love often costs too much, but Astronomy with Hayeedle is a wonderful combination. I have had my Z10 for two months, and now I want another Z10. One telescope for each eye. I call it a binary dob, and you can goodle for it in a month for a description. Live more fully, discover astronomy with two eyes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Zhumell Z10

      By Mariana

      from LADERA RANCH,CA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope:

      The telescope came two days after ordered and boxed well with no problems at all at first sight. The box for the OTA is huge however! After opening, I started putting it together with the downloaded manual off of the internet. It is not the most helpful manual but got the job done. Only one thin went wrong, after screwing in the two screws for the handle on the base, which is the first step of assembly, I gave a little test tug whic was very weak and the handle ripped right out of the particle board. All this did was scare the pants off of me since it was the first step! I will be just adding wood glue later and notice that the handle will never be used. When I pick up the base I don't think I would use the handle in the first place. Other than that scare, the telescope works perfectly and I am completely satisfied! I love my Z10 and couldn't imagine anything better for the price! I've used it for a couple nights now and saw spectacular sights of 6 Messier objects (mostly open star cluster) along with m42 and then Jupiter.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Dob

      By Harvey L

      from TUCSON,AZ

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope:

      This is my first Dobsonian, Don't let the small pictures you see in a Magazine fool you, this puppy is Heavy and Huge. The lazy Susan roller bearings the base spins on are a Great upgrade to the Scope and it is Smooth to turn on this Axis. My first view of the Moon was Fantastic and Jupiter showed up nice and clear. Overall I am very Pleased with it. I have yet to point it at Saturn but will do so this coming weekend and I know I won't be Dissapointed with the view. If you buy one make sure to put down a solid piece of Plywood for it to sit on, don't set it up on grass or dirt! If you buy this Scope and decide to take it to Star Parties or out to a Dark sky area for a Night of viewing don't bother getting a carry case, just use the Box it was shipped in as there are enough styrofoam pieces to hold it secure and safe for transport.

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      • No

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      Customer Q & A

      Q1: What type of glass is used for the primary mirror?

      A: The Zhumell Z10 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope has a Standard Pyrex primary mirror.

      Q2: Are the 30mm and 9mm included eyepieces 1.25" or 2"?

      A: The 30mm eyepiece is 2" and the 9mm eyepiece is 1.25".

      Q3: What is the weight of the tube assembly?

      A: The Z10 optical tube weighs approximately 50lbs.

      Q4: Does the Z10 come with a 1.25" eyepiece adapter?

      A: Yes, it will come with a 2"-1.25" eyepiece adapter.

      Q5: What are the dimensions of the Z10? Also are there any cases that it will fit into?

      A: There are no cases available for the Z10, unfortunately. The OTA is 54x20x20 inches and the base is 24x2 inches.

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