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Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

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Skywatcher
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SKW-SWDOB300C

The Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope is a beginner-friendly telescope with massive light-gathering ability for impressive views of the Moon's craters, planets and Deep Sky Objects. With a collapsible 3-points tube design, get your telescope ready for the skies with just a few movements!

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    The Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope represents a compelling blend of portability, affordability, and impressive light-gathering capability, making it a popular choice for both aspiring and seasoned stargazers. 

    Features

    • Aperture: 305mm (12") parabolic primary mirror delivers excellent light-gathering power for brighter and more detailed views.

    • Focal Length: 1500mm provides a moderate focal ratio of f/4.9, balancing a wide field of view with reasonable magnification potential.

    • Optical Design: Newtonian reflector offers inherent simplicity and cost-effectiveness while maintaining good image quality.

    • Dobsonian (Alt-Azimuth) Mount: Simple and user-friendly, offering intuitive manual pointing towards celestial objects.

    • Collapsible Truss Tube: Unique design collapses into two compact sections for effortless transport and storage, overcoming a common portability limitation of traditional Dobsonians.

    • Included Eyepieces: 25mm Super (48x magnification) and 10mm Super (120x magnification) provide a decent starting point for exploring various celestial objects.

    • 9x50 Finder Scope: Facilitates easy object location with its wide field of view, aiding in navigating the night sky effectively.

    • 2-inch Crayford Focuser: Smooth and precise focusing mechanism accommodates a wide range of eyepieces for versatility.

    • Parabolic Mirror Design: Improves image quality by minimising off-axis aberrations compared to spherical mirrors.

     

    The most amazing aspects of this telescope is the wide 12" parabolic newtonian mirror that delivers excellent light-gathering power and its long focal length of 1500mm, balancing a wide field of view with reasonable magnification potential. With its collapsible truss-tube design, a unique design collapses into two compact sections for effortless transport and storage, overcoming a common portability limitation of traditional dobsonians. With these features, the Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope excels at showcasing various celestial wonders, including planets, deep sky objects and double stars. 

    • Planets: Observe the intricate details of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Saturn's rings, and the phases of Venus with clarity.

    • Deep-Sky Objects: Explore the grandeur of nebulae, the intricate dust lanes of galaxies, and the sparkling clusters of stars.

    • Double Stars: Resolve close binary systems and witness the contrasting colors of individual stars within them.

     

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    About Sky-Watcher

    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-SWDOB300C

     

    More Information
    Optical DesignNewtonian Reflector
    Aperture305mm
    Focal Length1500mm
    Focal Ratiof/4.9
    Highest Magnification610x
    Mount TypeDobsonian mount
    Eyepiece 1Super 25mm
    Eyepiece 2Super 10mm
    Finderscope Make9X50 straight version
    Electronic Hand ControlNo
    Motor DriveNo
    Warranty Information5 Years
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