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Skywatcher 12" Flextube SynScan Dobsonian Telescope
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
- Focal length of 1500 mm (f/4.9)
- GoTo Dobsonian base
- Carefully engineered truss tube design
- Extreme portability and consistent performance
- No need to disassemble between uses
- Easy to collimate once set up
- Patented Tension Control Handle
- User-friendly SynScan menu system
- automatic slewing to over 42,900+ objects
The exciting new Celestron Skywatcher 12" Flextube SynScan Dobsonian Telescope is a precision engineered instrument that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. With its patented collapsible tube design, the 12" Flextube SynScan makes transportation and storage of your telescope simple and convenient.
The 12" Flextube SynScan has a focal length of 1500 mm (f/4.9) with a GoTo Dobsonian base, allowing for great views of the night sky. A 9x50mm straight through finderscope helps narrow your search for those elusive fuzzies when star-hopping. The standard-equipment backlash-free 2" Crayford Focuser insures ultra smooth focusing adjustments. Multi-coated, 4-element Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm) provide a spacious 52° Apparent Field of View. Together, your telescope is ready to see some of the worlds biggest wonders.
Ease of Use
The elegant truss tube design was carefully engineered to combine ease of use, extreme portability and consistent performance in an affordable package. Unlike other truss tube designs, the SkyWatcher Flextube Dobsonian does not need to be disassembled between uses. It transports as two compact pieces that can be assembled and ready to use in just seconds! It's easy to collimate once set up, and it holds its collimation throughout the evening. The patented Tension Control Handle allows users to add or reduce tension, thereby increasing or decreasing the friction between the optical tube and the sideboards.
The SynScan AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The patented dual encoder design allows the telescope to be moved manually whenever the user wishes – but with no need for re-alignment.
The Sky-Watcher Dobsonian SynScan series combines the convenience and affordability of the traditional Dobsonian with the convenience of a computerized Go-To telescope.
A Sky-Watcher exclusive feature! Preset detents makes adjusting for binoviewing a snap. No more additional optics or crazy spacers, just drop, pop and view!
What's in the Box
- Skywatcher 12" Flextube Synscan Dobsonian Telescope
- 2” Single-Speed Crayford-Style Focuser with 1.25” Adaptor
- 4-Element Plössl 25mm and 10mm 1.25” Eyepieces
- 9x50 Straight Through Finderscope
- SynScan Hand Controller with 42,000 Object Database
- Goto Dobsonian Base
- Two Year Warranty
- Optical design: Newtonian reflector
- Mirror diameter: 305mm (12 in)
- Mirror type: Standard parabolic
- Focal length: 1500mm
- F-ratio: 4.9
- Eyepieces/Power: 25mm (60x), 10mm (150x)
- Focuser: 2 inch single-speed Crayford-style with 1.25” adapter
- Base type: Standard Dobsonian
- Power Supply: 10 to 15 V DC 1Amp, 2.1mm Plug (Center positive)
- Motor type: DC Servo Motors,
- Resolution: Motor encoder: 1,620,000 counts per revolution, Main axis encoder: 11,748 counts per revolution
- Slew speeds: 1.0X, 2.0X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 200X, 400X, 600X, 800X, 1000X
- Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
- Tracking Mode: Dual Axes Tracking
- Alignment Method: Brightest-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment
- Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC and IC catalog, partial SAO catalogues, total 42,900 objects
- Go-To Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc min
- Tube length (extended/ retracted): 36 inches/ 55 inches
- Tube diameter: 14.25 inches
- Tube weight (pounds): 46.2
- Base weight (pounds): 53
- Assembled weight (pounds): 99.2
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