Sky-Watcher 8" Dobsonian Telescope
Corresponding to the escalating "aperture fever" that has gripped amateur astronomy for several decades, an 8" diameter is now generally regarded as the minimum entry-level aperture for serious observing. The low cost, large diameter, and fast focal ratio of the 8" Sky-Watcher Dobsonian make it an ideal dedicated telescope for wide-field, deep-space observation of faint galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. The low-power dramatically captures wide swaths of sky in a single view. Galaxies and nebula appear to pop out of the heavens as bright, expansive masses of stars, gas, and dust. Sky-Watcher's revolutionary truss-support concept allows the optical tube's front and back cells to collapse together, aligning on the truss support rods which can then be locked down for easy and secure telescope transport. This one piece, low-hassle OTA design is mechanically simple and results in large aperture telescopes that can be reasonably handled and transported by one individual. This innovation gives Sky-Watcher users tremendous functional ease-of-transportability.
1200 mm focal length (f/6)
2" Crayford-style focuser with 1.25" adaptor
4-element Plossl 25 mm and 10 mm 1.25" eyepieces
8x50 RA viewfinder
Solid rocker-mount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch
Collapsible tube design for easy storage and transportation
8x50 RA Viewfinder
Teflon Bearings and Tension Clutch
Collapsible Tube Design
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