SKYWATCHER 8″ CLASSIC DOBSONIAN

R8950  R6999
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The Skywatcher 8″ Classic Dobsonian –  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 Skywatcher 8″ Classic Dobsonian is a large aperture Newtonian reflector telescope with 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 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.

  • User level: beginner – intermediate
  • Outstanding light gathering ability
  • Super-smooth Azimuth movement
  • Solid tube
  • Tension control system
  • 2″ Focuser with a 1.25″ adaptor

 

  • 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

In The Box:

  • Finderscope 6X30 straight version
  • Eyepiece 1.25″ Super 25mm (48x)
  • Eyepiece 1.25″ Super 10mm (120x)
  • Eyepiece adaptor from 2″ to 1.25″ with M42 thread
  • 2″ Tube Extension
  • User Manual
  • Model: LF/SW8DOB
  • Shipping Weight: 80lbs
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Sky-Watcher





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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 28 January, 2020.


 
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