Skywatcher 12 Dobsonian Collapsible GOTO Computerised Telescope
Skywatcher 12" Dobsonian is a portable telescope with a large 12-inch aperture. Features smooth focusing and precise aiming. Great for intermediate and experienced users.
For amateur astronomers seeking to unlock the universe's deepest secrets, the Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope emerges as a formidable and portable solution. This instrument seamlessly merges a generous aperture for deep-sky excursions with an ingenious collapsible design, ensuring effortless transport and rapid deployment.
Aperture: 305mm (12 inches), capturing huge amounts of light for breathtaking views of faint celestial objects, surpassing the capabilities of smaller-aperture telescopes.
Focal Length: 1500mm, striking a balance between light-gathering prowess and manageable magnification for diverse observations.
Focal Ratio: f/4.9, further optimizing light collection for deep-sky exploration, revealing fainter galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters compared to slower optics.
Mount: Alt-azimuth Dobsonian, providing intuitive manual control and smooth object tracking across the celestial sphere.
Tube Design: Collapsible truss tube, revolutionising portability and streamlining setup, effortlessly folding into two transportable sections for convenient storage and transportation.
Eyepieces: Two Super eyepieces (10mm & 25mm) for versatile observations, expandable with additional eyepieces to achieve a wider range of magnifications.
Finderscope: 9x50, aiding in pinpointing the location of celestial targets with ease.
Focuser: 2" Crayford with 1.25" adapter, ensuring smooth and precise focusing across a range of eyepieces for optimal image sharpness.
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.6, unveiling an invisible universe shrouded by the naked eye, showcasing a plethora of deep-sky objects from faint galaxies to elusive nebulae.
GoTo System: Enhance your exploration with the SynScan AZ GoTo system, effortlessly guiding you to over 42,900 celestial wonders with a tap of the hand controller.
WiFi Control : Elevate convenience with smartphone app control over the GoTo system and explore additional features.
The innovative collapsible truss tube design allows this mighty instrument to fold into two manageable sections, a game-changer in telescope portability. Unlike traditional Dobsonian counterparts, this advancement conquers previously daunting challenges associated with storage and transportation. No more laborious disassembly and reassembly, ensuring you spend less time setting up and more time exploring the universe.
The SynScan AZ GoTo system transforms stargazing into a seamless endeavor. This user-friendly system boasts a database of over 42,900 celestial objects. After a quick two-star alignment, navigate through the cosmos with a tap on the hand controller, guiding you towards even the faintest or unfamiliar objects with effortless precision. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer revisiting old favorites or a budding explorer yearning to discover celestial wonders, this system empowers you to delve deeper into the universe's secrets.
Superior Focusing: The 2" Crayford focuser ensures smooth and precise image clarity, maximizing the benefits of the large aperture.
Stable Dobsonian Mount: The robust alt-azimuth mount offers intuitive pointing and effortless tracking of celestial objects across the night sky.
Enhanced Versatility: Additional eyepieces expand the magnification range, catering to observations of planets, galaxies, nebulae, and other celestial bodies.
The Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope stands as a testament to innovation and accessibility in astronomical exploration. Its colossal aperture, groundbreaking collapsible design, and additional features create a compelling proposition for astronomers of all experience levels. Whether you're a seasoned observer venturing into the vast unknown or a novice adventurer embarking on your cosmic journey, this instrument promises an experience brimming with wonder and discovery.
|Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
|Secondary Mirror Diameter
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction
|Stellar Limit Magnitude
|Highest Practical Magnification
|Light-gathering power (compared to the naked eye)
|2" Crayford with 1.25" Adapter
|10mm (150x), 25mm (60x Magnification)
|Optical tube length
|GOTO Dobsonian Mount
|Yes - Built-in
|1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 200x, 400x, 600x, 800x, 1000x
|Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
|10 to 15V 1A, 2.1mm Plug (Center positive)
|Brightest-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment
|Computerised Hand Controller
Contemporary telescope-making has advanced the simple optical designs early scopes to revolutionary, state of the art. The Sky-Watcher company believes Telescopes of quality make should no longer be expensive, but accessible to everyone. Sky-Watcher philosophy has always been to bring the vast wonders of the skies within reasonable reach of anyone with enough curiosity and courage to look up and imagine. Sky-Watcher scopes come in a large range of observational applications - from 10"Dobsonians to spotting scopes for land use.
Product Code: SKW-SWDOB300GOTO
|Faintest Stellar Magnitude
|923mm - 1390mm
|Electronic Hand Control
|Skywatcher 12" GOTO Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope
|SynScan Hand Controller
|12V Power Cable with Lighter Socket Plug
|Super 25mm and Super 10mm Eyepiece
|2" to 1.25" Adapter with M42 Thread
|2" Tube Extension