Orion Telescopes & Binoculars

89 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

800-676-1343; oriontelescopes.com

S&T: Sean Walker

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars announces the Dob Pod ($99.95). This sturdy riser attaches to the base of an Orion 4½- to 10-inch Dobsonian reflector and raises the entire telescope one foot for more convenient and comfortable use while stargazing. Constructed from 1-inch thick melamine-coated particle board, the Dob Pod features built-in handle cutouts on each leg panel, which serve to both decrease the overall weight of the unit and make it easy to grab and transport. The Dob Pod is compatible with all Orion SkyQuest XT Classic, IntelliScope, and Go To Dobsonians from 4½- to 10-inch aperture, and it complements the Dob Dolly (sold separately).

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