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Sky-Watcher USA

6" Traditional Dobsonian (S11600)


  • 30500

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Quick Overview

  • 6” (152 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
  • 1200 mm focal length (f/8)
  • 2” single-speed rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25” adapter
  • 4-element Plössl 25 mm and 10 mm 1.25” eyepieces
  • 6x30 finderscope
  • Solid rocker-mount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch for altitude
  • Teflon bearing for azimuth

    2-inch Focusers

    With their 1.25-inch adapters, these focusers accommodate all popular eyepieces

    Easy two-piece assembly 

    Sky-Watcher traditional Dobsonians quickly disassemble into tube and base for quick transport or storage

    Award-winning optics 

    Sky-Watcher’s 94% reflectivity mirrors ensure you get bright and detailed views 

    Description

    A simple, elegant form of an alt-azimuth mount made to carry a Newtonian reflector was popularized by John Dobson in the late 1970’s. The Dobsonian mounted telescope is popular among amateur astronomers and telescope makers because of its simplicity and ease of use.

    The Sky-Watcher Dobsonian has a “paraboloidal” primary mirror to eliminate spherical aberration and a four-arm, secondary mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. In addition, this model includes a 2-inch focuser with a 1.25-inch adapter, allowing the use of either eyepiece size. This model also includes the new feature-tension control handle.

     Specifications

    Model

    6 inch

    Optical design

    Newtonian reflector

    Mirror diameter

    153 mm (6 in)

    Mirror type

    Standard parabolic

    Focal length

    1200 mm

    F-ratio

    8

    Finderscope

    6x30 straight-through

    Eyepieces/Power

    25 mm (48x), 10 mm (120x)

    Focuser

    2 inch single-speed Crayford-style with I.25 inch adapter

    Base type

    Standard Dobsonian

    Tube weight (pounds)

    15

    Base weight (pounds)

    25

    Assembled weight (pounds)

    40

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