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This looks like a great starter (and beyond) telescope for a very friendly price. I don't know if the link works and is the same everywhere, I had to enter my zip code to get the link.
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Re: 10" Dob on Costco

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A nice looking package, the link worked for me but does not show a price just a set of dashes instead.
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I put in my zip code. Price is $599 with Delivery on December 2nd!

Awesome deal Henk!
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helicon wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:45 pm I put in my zip code. Price is $599 with Delivery on December 2nd!

Awesome deal Henk!
Same here...with delivery November 30!!

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Great deal indeed!
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The single speed focuser is not great.
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Interesting; no eyepieces included, only a 'digital' eyepiece.

Interesting,
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sdbodin wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:48 pm Interesting; no eyepieces included, only a 'digital' eyepiece.

Interesting,
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tI states multiple eyepieces included but the picture only shows and 'web cam type' eyepiece?
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Here is the explore scientific website price for that same scope. $650.00 so that’s a savings of $50.00
https://explorescientificusa.com/produc ... 5ba4&_ss=r
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I was going to say, "That's pre-pandemic pricing, and possibly a bit before that", however, only $50 less. Still, it's a good buy.
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Sky Tinker wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:58 am I was going to say, "That's pre-pandemic pricing, and possibly a bit before that", however, only $50 less. Still, it's a good buy.
My point was not to compare it with Explore Scientific's price that is also a good buy. Nowadays a 10" Dob usually costs $900 or more and the collapsible ones or the ones with trusses are over $1000. This is more than $400 less so if the telescope is good, and the reviews look OK, it's a good buy. Explore Scientific is known for good value, and when they make a deal with Costco they can shave a other $50 off the price.
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To reiterate what Henk said this is a great deal for $599. For example my Z10 cost $499 with free shipping back in 2012 - so a full decade ago. To get a scope sort of in the same ballpark as far as price goes is a very attractive offer, plus ES Dobs have been out for a few years now and I've heard they have ironed out some of the mechanical issues that some reviewers talked about in the first generation of scopes.
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I routinely suggest a 10" f/5, and over an 8" f/6, after all. Then, it is remarkable that Costco is offering the kit in the first place.
"Look, son! Up there!" His son shouted back, "I see it! What is it?" The father regaled, "The galaxy! Andromeda! Our origin, our destiny!" And so the boy was hooked, and for the rest of his natural life.

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Apochromat: Takahashi FS-102 4" f/8 - Achromats: Meade S102 102mm f/5.9, Antares 805 80mm f/6(flocked & blackened), Meade "Polaris" 70mm f/12.9, Sears(Towa) #4-6340 50mm f/12(flocked & blackened) - Newtonians: Orion 6" f/5(flocked & blackened) - Catadioptrics: Explore Scientific 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain, Celestron "PowerSeeker" 127mm f/8 "Bird Jones" reflector(modified, flocked, blackened, and collimated!) - Mounts: Meade LX70(EQ-5), Astro-Tech Voyager I alt-azimuth
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Re: 10" Dob on Costco

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Is the minimum membership fee, $60 I believe, required to order the kit from their site online?

EDIT: Belay that, as non-members can purchase the kit online, although with 5% tacked onto, $30 approximately, but with free shipping.
"Look, son! Up there!" His son shouted back, "I see it! What is it?" The father regaled, "The galaxy! Andromeda! Our origin, our destiny!" And so the boy was hooked, and for the rest of his natural life.

"Desserts tend to corrupt, and absolutely delicious desserts corrupt absolutely." - Chef Acton

Alan :Astronomer1:

Apochromat: Takahashi FS-102 4" f/8 - Achromats: Meade S102 102mm f/5.9, Antares 805 80mm f/6(flocked & blackened), Meade "Polaris" 70mm f/12.9, Sears(Towa) #4-6340 50mm f/12(flocked & blackened) - Newtonians: Orion 6" f/5(flocked & blackened) - Catadioptrics: Explore Scientific 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain, Celestron "PowerSeeker" 127mm f/8 "Bird Jones" reflector(modified, flocked, blackened, and collimated!) - Mounts: Meade LX70(EQ-5), Astro-Tech Voyager I alt-azimuth
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