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- A Premium, Light, Compact and Portable Design - Less than half of
the weight of traditional Dobsonian telescopes. Fully assembled the
UP12 weighs only at about 30 pounds!
- Outstanding Images - Premium quality, diffraction limited Newtonian
optical systems will deliver stunning views of the heavens from dark
- Advanced Optical Technology - The UP12 features Hubble lightweight
thin solid mirror that cools down much faster than the regular solid
- The UP12 f/4.5 optical system delivers bright images and features a
short tube keeping the eyepiece conveniently close to the ground
- Enhanced Coating - The 96% Enhanced Coating on both the primary
and secondary mirrors.
- A precision-machined all-aluminum construction with 8 rigid double
section truss tubes and extremely strong and portable ALT bearing
structure. It features a real mirror cell and mirror box for safe mirror
protection, convenient storage and easy transportation
- Modular and Compact Design: The Hubble UP12 is delivered in
several preassembled modules. The entire systems can be
assembled easily and quickly, as little as a few minutes.
Premium Ultra Portable
Light Weight Red Dot Finder Scope with Brackets and Dovetail: $45
Simple, effective, and easy to adjust 1 x Red Dot Finder scope. Free
shipping when ordered with the system.
8 x 50 Straight Through Illuminated Finder Scope with Brackets and
A top quality 50mm achromatic finder offering an inverted and reversed
image, perfect for Newtonian Telescope. A deluxe quick release
double-ring Finder Bracket including a dovetail base is included. There will
be $15 additional charge for the surface delivery, or $25 additional charge
the air delivery.
The scale markings and open center of the 8 X 50 Straight Through Finder
allows you to measure distances and easily center an object in the field of
view. The brightness of the reticle can be adjusted, which is nice when you
are searching for fainter objects.
The illuminator screws into the end of the finder and can be removed easily
to change batteries. The deep red illumination can be adjusted for
Truss Tube Grips
0.9m (35.5"), slid-on round cushioned grips, made of vinyl foam, they
insulate, cushion vibration and protect the truss tubes. Free shipping when
ordered with system.
Made from the top quality Nylon/Lycra blended materials, it is one of the
options you would really like to have.
Free shipping when ordered with the system.
Truss Tube Carry Bag
Made from the deluxe waterproof Nylon material with draw-string cord.
Free shipping when ordered with the system.
5-Star Artificial Star
$19.95 (free shipping if ordered with system)
It is really the time to have one, if you still don't have one yet!
Sorry, but It is not an option for UP12. You simply do not need one for our
thin solid mirror!
Scope Storage Cover
$85 (free shipping when ordered with the system)
Made with nice and strong polyurethane coated nylon fabric; light
reflecting, water and dust resistant. A complete protection for your scope
not only in the storage but also in the field. You don't need it if you store the
scope in a luggage case or the custom made backpack.
Included for free!
Delux Reusable Packing Foam with Fabric Truss Organizer for the
28" luggage case/Custom Backpack: $100
28" Custom Backpack: $100
Free shipping when ordered with system
Hubble SkyHub Wireless Digital Setting Circle
$199 + $45 S&H (Special offer when ordered with UP12)
Breakthrough Wireless Digital Setting Circle with revolutionary high
resolution, low power consumption ball bearing encoders at an
inconceivable special price!
More info here
Hubble SiTech and SkySafari based GOTO.
Simply the most powerful GOTO system at an extremely affordable price.
More info here
Hubble UP12 f/4.5 Premium Dobsonian telescope is a high-quality,
large-aperture telescope, optimized in a very light and compact package for
extreme portability. UP12 can be completely folded into a luggage case, or a
custom made backpack. With an Hubble UP12, you are free to travel to your
favorite dark-sky sites anywhere in the world, by whatever means you want,
by car, bus, train, airplane or even by foot. A true 12" travel scope at last!
Why would you select a Hubble UP12?
UP12 can be completely folded into an airline travel safe luggage, or a
custom made backpack with only about 20kg in weight. It will be your ultimate
The UP12 is a perfect balance between a telescope with large light-gathering
capability and unbeatable portability. It will be the telescope that gets taken
out to be used frequently. It will provide stunning views of the heavens and a
lifetime of observing enjoyment.
The UP12 collects 44% more light than a 10" optics, allowing you to resolve
significantly fainter objects and more subtle details. The UP12 has a
parabolic primary with a full 12-inch diameter of optical surface, a generous
12.4” overall diameter; not an 12-inch blank with a beveled and much smaller
optical surface like all other 12" telescopes in the market. It translates to
about 5% more optical surface and light gathering power than any
other 12” scopes in the market.
Hubble UP12 has been designed to be as light and compact as possible,
making the task of transport to your favorite dark-sky site as easy as possible.
With the Hubble UP12, most NGC objects can be found from a dark sky site -
they may not be too obvious, but you can chase them down. The Hubble
UP12 will reveal the hints of color in bright emission nebula such as the Orion
Nebula and some of the brighter planetary nebulae (The Blue Snowball, The
Saturn Nebula and others), incredible detail on Jupiter and, using an H-beta
filter, a very distinct Horsehead nebula. Results will vary according to
observing conditions and other factors. The Hubble UP12 is a telescope that
can provide a lifetime of satisfying observing experiences!
Features of the UP12:
Advanced Thin Solid Mirror: Our thin solid mirror will reach thermal
equilibrium much faster than a traditional thick solid mirror. It means the
mirror can deliver great views even as the air around the telescope is
Enhanced Optical Coatings: The Hubble UP12 primary and secondary
mirrors are coated with the 96% Enhanced optical coatings to assure it
collects as many (while scattering as little) photons as possible to focus it
into a bright and contrast-rich image. The optimal 96% enhanced coating
has the over-coating of precision controlled dielectric layers to maximize the
reflectivity and provide excellent chemical and mechanical protection for the
Engineered Mirror Support: The UP12 has an optimized 6-point flotation
system that provides more than adequate support for the mirror. The
three-point collimation system (with two convenient front access collimation
screw!) is completely independent from the sling lateral support. It will totally
eliminate the often-found potato chip astigmatism introduced by sling belt
when using the simple 3 pivoted bolts collimation system. In a simple pivoted
bolts collimation system, the collimation of the primary mirror may cause the
sling belt to pull the mirror axially on the mirror edge, bending the mirror to a
potato-chip shape, causing annoying astigmatism.
All Aluminum Construction: The UP12 mechanical structures have been
extensively modeled via 3D CAD and advanced FEA to provide the optimal
structure strength and stability. Machined with Computer Numerical Control
(CNC) technology and hand fitted to assure proper fit and finish. Super
strong double section T6063-T3 aluminum alloy truss tubes, solid CNC
aluminum cell and structure. Completed with deluxe and environmentally
friendly black powder coating, it is such a pleasure to look at, not to mention
the enjoyment to look through.
Dual-Speed 2-inch Low Profile Light Weight Crayford Focuser: The
Hubble UP12 comes with a precision dual-speed, 2-inch diameter low profile,
light weight focuser. It's a beautiful piece of precision machining that
enhances the viewing experience as well as the overall impression of a
premium quality instrument you'll have with this telescope. This focuser is
robust! It is a zero-backlash "Crayford-style" design further enhanced with a
rock-solid, super smooth focusing experience that can handle the weight of
even the heaviest of modern eyepieces. Its tension, the pressure on the
drawtube, is preset to a very reasonable level, but adjustable to lock heavy
equipment in place if desired. The smaller stainless steel focus control
adjusts focus at a rate 10 times finer than the larger focus wheels. This fine
adjustment allows for critical focusing during high power visual observing or
for imaging applications. The focuser has 50mm of travel distance.
Some counter (either real or spring load) counter weight is required to
balance the scope by design. A rubber band counter weight system is
provided as one simple solution. However, you may use your own real
counter weight for better result.
- Optical design : Reflector
- Optical diameter : 304.8mm
- Focal length : 1372mm
- Focal ratio : f/4.5
- Eyepiece height at zenith : 1320mm (52")
- Altitude pointing range: Above 26.5 degree
- Optics type : Parabolic
- Eyepieces: Not included
- Optical quality : Diffraction limited++ (Strehl 0.95+ for the primary
mirror, 1/10 lambada or better for the secondary mirror)
- Finder scope : Not included
- Focuser : Light weight, low profile 2" dual-speed linear bearing
- Secondary mirror obstruction : 60 mm
- Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter : 19.7%
- Secondary mirror obstruction by area : 3.9%
- Mirror coatings/over-coatings : 96% Enhanced Aluminum coating
- Tube material : 6063-T6 Aluminum Alloy tubes with black zinc plated
steel knob screws; All aluminum alloy structure.
- Weight, fully assembled : 30.0 lbs.
- Additional, optional accessories : Red-dot Finder, 8x50 Finder,
Shroud, Wheelbarrow, Vinyl foam Cushioned Grips
- Other features : Stainless Steel Cable Sling lateral support and
deluxe push-pull brass knob collimation screws;two of the three are
Shipping and Handling:
A real benefit of our Ultra Light, Ultra Compact and Ultra Portable UP12 to
you, is a very reasonable worldwide shipping cost (at least for most of the
countries) for the total system. Please understand the surface shipping is a
great value, but may take more than additional 10 weeks for the delivery.
UP12 will be shipped in 2 boxes: the structure and the primary mirror.
All units will be shipped from Hong Kong!
$997.50 deposit at the order time, rest,
including options and shipping will be
paid before the delivery (about 60 days
after the deposit) via a Paypal invoice.
Please note that the 60 days delivery is
the estimated production lead time only
which does not include shipping transit
Please specify your requested options in
your payment for the deposit.