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Sky-Watcher USA

8" Traditional Dobsonian (S11610)


  • 38500

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Quick Overview

  • 8” (203 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
  • 1200 mm focal length (f/5.9)
  • 2” single-speed Crayford-style focuser with 1.25” adapter
  • 4-element Plössl 25 mm and 10 mm 1.25” eyepieces
  • 9x50 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

      8 inch

      Optical design

      Newtonian reflector

      Mirror diameter

      203 mm (8 in)

      Mirror type

      Standard parabolic

      Focal length

      1200 mm

      F-ratio

      5.9

      Finderscope

      8x50 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)

      20

      Base weight (pounds)

      25

      Assembled weight (pounds)

      45

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