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Style:Traditional 10" Dobsonian High-Quality Light Buckets with Old School
CharmFeaturing large apertures and easy functionality, Sky-Watcher’s
Traditional Dobsonian telescope makes the perfect beginner scope. Developed in
the 1970s, the Dobsonian-style telescope is an inexpensive solution for
bright, detailed visual observing using a simple design. The name ‘Dobsonian’
comes from the telescope’s inventor, John Dobson, a Vedantan monk and sidewalk
astronomer who dedicated his life to astronomy outreach. Dobson was notorious
for constructing large aperture reflecting telescopes capable of deep sky
viewing, using low cost materials. These were often made with found materials,
heavy cardboard tubes, recycled porthole glass and plywood mounts. Dobson
encouraged other astronomers to assemble their own telescopes and taught
workshops on telescope making.Sky-Watcher carries on the legacy Dobson left
behind with our Traditional Dobsonian telescope. Often referred to as ‘light
buckets’, Dobsonians provide users with the highest possible aperture for
their money when compared to telescopes of a similar size, such as Schmidt-
Cassegrains or refractors. Dobsonians use a simple, yet effective design,
optimized for visual observation of faint objects, such as nebulae, star
clusters and galaxies. At Sky-Watcher, we stay true to the traditional John
Dobson design, using just two mirrors, a metal tube and a simple rocker box.
Although we love computerized telescopes, using a star chart to find objects
by hand can be far more fulfilling and will improve your knowledge of the
night sky. Unplug your electronic devices, step outside and become immersed in
the wonders of the universe. Not your Father’s Dobsonian Don’t let this simple
design fool you! Dobsonian-style telescopes utilize their large aperture to
give users bright, vivid detail. Both primary and secondary mirrors deliver
94% reflectivity, using borosilicate mirrors coated with quartz, titanium and
silicon dioxide. With a finely-crafted parabolic primary mirror and coatings
this bright, you’ll be viewing just as John Dobson intended. Sky-Watcher
Innovation Unlike other models on the market, Sky-Watcher Dobsonians feature a
patented Tension Control Handle which allow for easy tension adjustment,
enabling the telescope to move freely around the sky. The Tension Control
Handle also provides stability when using large eyepieces. Steel ball bearings
provide smooth movement even when the handle is tightened.The simple rocker
box mount with azimuth Teflon™ bearings is easy and straightforward enough for
any beginner. The use of Teflon™ ensures smooth movement, yet creates enough
friction to prevent any unintentional movement of the telescope. Accessories
and Other GoodiesWhile most telescopes limit the astronomer to 1.25”
eyepieces, Sky-Watcher provides users with a beefy 2-inch Crayford-style
focuser. Using the supplied 1.25 inch adapter you can take advantage of
virtually any eyepiece on the market. Also included is a 9x50 finderscope and
two eyepeieces (10mm & 25mm), perfect for the beginning astronomer!


  • LARGE APERTURE: Get a bright, bold viewing experience at a fraction of the cost of other optical designs.
  • PROPRIETARY TENSION CONTROL HANDLES: These patented handles allow for accurate movement without the need for perfect balance.
  • 94% REFLECTIVE MIRRORS: Fully multi-coated borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors deliver exceptional views.
  • TEFLON BEARINGS: Proprietary Teflon bearings ensure smooth azimuth movement.
  • COMES COMPLETE: All accessories such as, 2-inch Crayford-style focuser with 1 1/4-inch adapter, two super wide-angle eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), and 9x50 straight-through finder scope are included with purchase.
  • STURDY AND LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN: When fully assembled, the Dobsonian weighs only 53 pounds fully assembled (28 pound tube, 25 pound base)

Product Details:

  • Product Dimensions: 49 x 27 x 20 inches
  • Item Weight: 40 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 85 pounds
  • Item model number: S11620
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