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SkyWatcher 8" Classic Dobsonian Telescope

SKU: SWDOB200

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SkyWatcher 8" Classic Dobsonian Telescope
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SkyWatcher 8" Classic Dobsonian Telescope
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SkyWatcher 8" Classic Dobsonian Telescope

SKU: SWDOB200

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About this product

The Ultimate Light Gatherer

The Dobsonian telescopes are named after John Dobson, an amateur astronomer who designed a very simple but effective telescope, where the key factor is a large aperture for little money. His idea was to mount a Newton telescope on an easy-to-use alt-azimuth mount that does not need time-consuming alignments.

The Sky-Watcher 8 Dobsonian is a large aperture Newtonian reflector telescope with the f/6 focal ratio, make it ideal for wide field and deep-sky observation. Big aperture means better light gathering power and with this Sky-Watcher Telescope, you are able to see the prominent deep-sky object such as nebulae, star cluster and many more. To top it off, the Sky-Watcher Classic Dobsonians are equipped with a 2 Crayford focuser and focuser locking screw to allow easy use of either eyepiece size.

Tension Control System
The Tension Control System allows you to adjust the friction setting; to increase or reduce the amount of resistance when moving the tube on the wooden mount, so you always have the appropriate resistance. The secret of the design is to correctly balance the optical tube with the specially designed handles (found on the base) and this adds enough friction and tension to allow the tube to move easily when nudged or to stay solidly in position.

In The Box:

  • Finderscope 9X50 straight version
  • Eyepiece 1.25 Super Plossl 25mm (48x)
  • Eyepiece 1.25 Super Plossl 10mm (120x)
  • Eyepiece adapter from 2 to 1.25 with M42 thread
  • 2 Tube Extension
  • User Manual

Technical specs

    Model SWDOB200
    Optical Design Newtonian (parabolic primary mirror)
    Aperture 200mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Resolving Power 0.60
    Stellar Limit Magnitude 12.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 400X
    Light gathering power (compared to the unaided eye) 816
    Focuser 2 Crayford with 1.25 adaptor

     

    5 Year Warranty

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    JP
    08/12/2019
    Jason P.
    Excellent telescope

    Just received this scope last week. It's great. Really easy to assemble and easy to use. Powerful magnification too. It comes with two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm) as standard giving 48x and 120x magnification respectively. That gives some amazing views of the moon, but you'll need to purchase additional eyepieces and a Barlow Lens to get up to higher magnifications (maximum capability for this scope is 400x), so do budget a minimum of another $100 for eyepiece accessories from 3rd party suppliers. There are some great youtube videos that are really helpful on how to use this model of scope for Astro-photography, when fitted with a T ring. All in all, very happy with the purchase so far and looking forward to seeing what it can do with some additional eyepieces.

    JG
    13/06/2018
    John G.
    Dobsonian Telescope Purchase

    Great service. My email was followed up with a phone call which helped me decide what I needed to achieve what I wanted to see with a new telescope. Great friendly service from Alex was appreciated. Thanks

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