Skywatcher 10-inch Dobsonian Telescope

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The Skywatcher 10-inch Dobsonian Telescope (SWDOB250) is a powerful but simple to use telescope for all beginners and hobbyists. Boasting a 10" aperture and F/4.7, this classic dobsonian telescope is a versatile scope - ideal for planetary and lunar observation, even galaxies and nebulae!

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    The Ultimate Deep-Sky Explorer.

    The Sky-Watcher 10-inch Classic 250P Dobsonian Telescope (SWDOB250) is an excellent, beginner-friendly scope that offers incredible views of the night sky.


    • 254mm aperture
    • 1200mm focal length (F/4.7)
    • Dobsonian Mount
    • Includes 2 eyepieces (10mm and 25mm) and 9x50 Finder
    • 2" Crayford Focuser with 1.25" Adapter


    Boasting a huge 250mm aperture, this 10-inch Dobsonian produces impressively bright images of deep-sky objects (DSOs) such as galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. With a focal ratio of f/5.0, it truly is a deep-sky explorer that complements bright views with a wide-field of view for proper deep-space exploration.


    More than just a deep-sky explorer.

    To add to its versatility, the Classic 250P Dobsonian features an ultra-long 1200mm focal length, guaranteeing magnified views of the gas giants Saturn and Jupiter, as well as the moon. And with a highest practical magnification of 400x, the telescope has the potential to grow with you as you get more and more into astronomy.


    Beginner-friendly, high-quality construction.

    The Skywatcher 10-inch Telescope sits on a Classic Dobsonian base rather than a traditional tripod. Dobsonian bases are designed to be sturdy to support large telescopes whilst still remaining beginner-friendly. This means that the SWDOB250 is super easy-to-use and setup.

    The Tension Control Handle (US Patent No. 6,940,642) is exactly what makes the Skywatcher 10" Dobsonian Telescope so easy to use. The Tension Control handle enables the telescope to stay in place by simply modifying the amount of tension between the telescope optical tube and the sideboard mount. This means that balancing the telescope is extremely easy - simply turn the knob. Now, all you have to be concerned about is what you want to look at! 


    The telescope itself is a high-quality construction, featuring a parabolic primary mirror that helps eliminate spherical aberrations, a common issue found in low-cost telescopes. What does this mean? This telescope is built for high-quality and clear views throughout the night. For the technical astronomers, the primary mirror features a premium Pyrex glass construction known for how it minimises thermal expansion and decreases cooling time.


    The Skywatcher 10-inch Classic 250P Dobsonian features a 5 Year Warranty.


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    About Sky-Watcher

    Skywatcher make telescopes with the intention of bringing the treasures of the sky within reach of anyone curious enough to look up and wonder. The company has been making telescopes since 1980. Skywatcher Telescopes optics are of the highest quality, and any telescope is available for a wide range of observing applications, from 50mm spotting scopes right up to 150mm (6") refractors, 200mm (8") reflectors, and 250mm (10") Dobsonians.

    Product Code: SKW-SWDOB250

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    - 10-inch Newtonian Reflector OTA

    - 10-inch Dobsonian Base

    - Straight 6x30 Finderscope

    - 1.25" Super 10mm Eyepiece

    - 1.25" Super 25mm Eyepiece

    - Eyepiece Adapter from 2" to 1.25" with M42 Thread

    - 2" Tube Extension

    - User Manual

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