12″ Orion Optics Dobsonian Reflector

Telescope IDTelescope DescriptionLocationMirror SizeHire Price
#5 - 300mm_12"_Dob12" Orion Optics Dobsonian ReflectorToddington, Bedfordshire12" (300mm)7 Nights from £60.00

12″ Orion Optics Dobsonian Reflector

Orion Optics Dobsonian




The 12″ Orion Optics Dobsonian is the largest portable telescope we currently have for hire. The 12″ mirror gathers an enormous amount of light to reveal intricate detail in many planetary and deep sky objects. Over 10,000 astronomical objects are easily within the reach of this telescope.

The picture to right shows how the telescope is set up for observing. It is assembled from two parts: the solid closed tube weighing around 19kg, and the square metal base weighing around 11kg.

The tube is quite heavy to lift but only needs to be raised about 30cm off the ground so that the metal rings on the side of the tube rest in the side arcs of the square metal base.

SCOPE SPECIFICATION: Primary Mirror Diameter: 300mm – Focal Length: 1200mm – Focal Ratio: F4 – Tube Length: 1170mm – Tube Weight: 19kg approx.

MOUNT SPECIFICATION: Dobsonian – Square Metal Base – Mount Weight: 11kg approx – Mount Height: 650mm – Fixing: Rings attached to telescope slot into side arcs on base

ASSEMBLED: Total Weight: 30kg approx. – Total Max Height: 1460mm – Max Eyepiece above ground level height: 1350mm – Assembly Time: < 2 minutes

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE HIRE: Telescope Tube, Telescope Mount, Set Up & How to Use Instructions, 2 x Eyepieces (25mm and 9mm), 1 x Barlow lens (x2 magnification), 1 x 6×25 finderscope, stargazing guides.


1-WEEK HIRE PRICES (7 nights):

You Pick Up and You Return Scope: £60.00 + £100 Returnable Security Deposit

2-WEEK HIRE PRICES (14 nights): 

You Pick Up and You Return Scope: £75.00 + £100 Returnable Security Deposit

3-WEEK HIRE PRICES (21 nights): 

You Pick Up and You Return Scope: £90.00  + £100 Returnable Security Deposit

4-WEEK HIRE PRICES (28 nights):

 You Pick Up and You Return Scope: £105.00 + £100 Returnable Security Deposit


Dark Sky Telescope Hire offer a home delivery and collection option for all of our hire telescopes. If you would like us to personally deliver the telescope to your home or work address, and would like us to pick it up again at the end of the hire period please check your location below for as delivery & collection price. Please note this is additional to the hire price listed above.

Zone A: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, North London

= £30 Delivery & Collection

Zone B: Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Essex, Surrey, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Oxfordshire

= £50 Delivery & Collection

Zone C:  Central London, South London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Dorset, Shropshire, West Midlands, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & Lincolnshire

= £70 Delivery & Collection

Zone D: Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Humberside

= £90 Delivery & Collection

Zone E: Cumbria, Devon, North Wales, Mid Wales, South Wales

= £120 Delivery & Collection

PAYMENT OPTIONS 1: Cash on collection / delivery 2: Paypal 3: Bank payment 4: Cheque

To reserve the 12-inch Orion Optics Dobsonian Reflector use the Book Now button below.