Skywatcher 8" Dobsonian Collapsible GOTO Computerised Telescope
The Skywatcher 8-inch Collapsible Dobsonian is a large aperture telescope designed for both portability and performance. It features a truss tube design that doesn’t need to be disassembled between uses, making it extremely convenient for users.
This telescope is equipped with a Crayford focuser for smooth and precise focusing. It also has a redesigned bearing system for smooth azimuth bearings.
The telescope can be moved with just the push of a finger.
The Sky-Watcher Collapsible Dobsonian holds its collimation throughout the evening and doesn’t require reassembly.
The optical design is Newtonian (Parabolic) with an optical diameter of 203mm and a focal length of 1200mm
The highest practical power is 406x
The telescope comes with a 90-degree finderscope and 1.25" 10mm & 26mm SP eyepieces
The Sky-Watcher 8 inch Collapsible Dobsonian is recommended for both first-time buyers and seasoned astronomers
It combines the light-gathering capability of a Dobsonian telescope with the convenience of a computerised system
For simplicity of use and great value for money, look no further than the Skywatcher 8" Go-To Computerised Dobsonian Telescope.
The dobsonian telescope is a tried and trusted design which is popular among amateur astronomers and enthusiasts alike. Designed with simplicity in mind, dobsonian telescopes consist of a hollow tube fitted with mirrors which provide a wide field of view for maximum light collection. Mounted on a rotating altazimuth base which sits directly on the ground, these telescopes are extrememly easy to use and are an excellent option for all ages and skill levels.
- 200mm aperture
- 1200mm focal length (F/6.0)
- SynScan GOTO Dobsonian Mount
- SynScan Hand Controller with 42,900 celestial objects
- Includes 2 eyepieces: 10mm and 25mm, 9x50 Finderscope
- 2" to 1.25" adapter
In addition to the standard dobsonian simplicity, the Skywatcher 8" Go-To Computerised Dobsonian Telescope offers computerised freedom. With a pre-programmed database, at the touch of a button your telescope will automatically locate and centre itself on the object of your choosing - a handy tool for those who are still finding their way around the night sky. A simple 3-star alignment process is all it takes and the telescope is yours to command.
An innovative collapsible tube makes the Skywatcher 8" Go-To Computerised Dobsonian Telescope more compact than its non-collapsible cousins for easier storage and greater portability. The wide 8" aperture provides a wide field of view, allowing enough light collection and magnification for viewing some of the faintest stars and nebulae. The moons surface will appear in great detail, the red spot of Jupiter will be apparant, and the rings of Saturn will be visible with the Skywatcher 8" Go-To Computerised Dobsonian Telescope.
|Optical Tube Assembly (OTA)
|Secondary Mirror Diameter
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction
|Stellar Limit Magnitude
|Highest Practical Magnification
|Light gathering power (compared to naked eye)
|2" Crayford with 1.25" Adapter
|10mm (120x), 25mm (48x Magnification)
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude
|Optical tube length
|Optical tube weight
|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-SWDOB200GOTO
|Faintest Stellar Magnitude
|Alt-Azimuth GOTO Dobsonian
|835mm - 1110mm
|Electronic Hand Control
|Skywatcher 8" GOTO Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope
|12V Power Cable with Lighter Socket Plug
|Super 25mm and Super 10mm Eyepiece
|2" to 1.25" Adapter with M42 Thread
|2" Tube Extension