Astronomers and Their Dobs: Paying a Twitter Tribute to John Dobson

by Nancy Atkinson on January 16, 2014

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Amateur astronomers love their Dobs. As we said in a previous article, “A Dobsonian is simplicity in itself; a simple set of optics on a simple mount. But don’t be fooled by this simplicity. Dobsonian telescopes are incredibly good and are great for amateurs and professional astronomers alike.”

And so, we were all saddened to learn of the passing of John Dobson, the inventor of this beloved telescope. We asked our followers on Twitter to tweet pictures of their Dobs, and our feed got flooded with pics and remembrances. See a bunch of our retweets below:

Amateur astronomer Stephen Uitti and his Dobsonian telescope.

Amateur astronomer Stephen Uitti and his Dobsonian telescope.

You can see more on our Twitter feed.


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Olaf2 January 17, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Dobsonians, when size DOES matter!

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