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SkyWatcher Black Diamond 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

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- Massive 12" aperture will brightly illuminate images
- Simple and easy to use design
- Collapsible design makes this telescope more mobile
- See more distant and faint objects with larger aperture size
- Able to achieve high levels of magnification
- Ideal for Beginners and Seasoned Astronomers alike
- Slick Black design
- 5 years Skywatcher limited warranty
SKU: SKY-SWDOB300C
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Regular Price: $1,899.00

Sale Price $1,599.00

Retail Price $2,399.00

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Description



DOB 12” COLLAPSIBLE

A COLLAPSIBLE TRUSS-TUBE DOBSONIAN DESIGN THAT REQUIRES NO REASSEMBLY --THE ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE!

SkyWatcher does it again. An old favorite gets a complete facelift with new features and upgraded components!

The venerable Dobsonian reflector design has recently undergone some important upgrades and improvements: SkyWatcher is pleased to introduce the all-new Collapsible Dobsonian complete with Crayford focuser – the ultimate in large aperture portability and performance.

This elegant truss tube design was carefully engineered to combine ease of use, extreme portability and consistent performance in an affordable package. Unlike other truss tube designs, the SkyWatcher Collapsible Dobsonian does not need to be disassembled between uses. It transports as two compact pieces that can be assembled and ready to use in just seconds! It is easy to collimate once set up, and it holds its collimation throughout the evening!

The bearing system has been redesigned as well. The new SkyWatcher Collapsible Dobsonians feature buttery smooth azimuth bearings. Even the twelve-inch model can be rotated with just the push of a finger. Like our traditional Dobsonians, the new Collapsible Dobsonians feature SkyWatcher’s patented tension adjustment control on the altitude bearings. This eliminates the need and added cost of clumsy counterweight systems to balance the telescope.

To top it off, all of the new Collapsible Dobsonians are shipping with ultra smooth Crayford focusers.

*Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

Skywatcher Black Diamond 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope Features:
- Massive 12" aperture will brightly illuminate images
- Simple and easy to use design
- Collapsible design makes this telescope more mobile
- See more distant and faint objects with larger aperture size
- Able to achieve high levels of magnification
- Ideal for Beginners and Seasoned Astronomers alike
- Slick Black design
- 5 years Skywatcher limited warranty

Specification

Additional Info

Specifications
Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Lens Material
Diameter 305mm
Focal Length 1500mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter 70mm
F/ratio F/5
Highest Practical Power 610x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.9
Resoving Power 0.38
Finderscope 8X50 Finderscope
Focuser diameter 2” with 1.25” adapter
Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Super 25 and 10*
Mount Type Dobsonian
Slow-motion Control
Counterweight(s)
Piggyback Bracket
Accessory Tray
Ground Board Diameter ¢632×740
Ground Board Weight(s) 18.5Kgs
Motor Drive
Go-to
Tube Weight 21Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) ¢450×(920-1400)
Tripod Height
Shipping Weight
Shipping Carton Dimensions 106x56x55(cm3) / 78x74x15(cm3)
Manufacturer SkyWatcher
Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For the Hobbyist

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Warranty

Your Skywatcher Products is under Warranty

Your Skywatcher® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for FIVE year after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product with proof of the receipt.

This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, collimation or maintenance provided by someone other than a Skywatcher Authorized Service Department.

For Skywatcher Products purchased elsewhere, will NOT qualify for manufacturers warranty from us, it must be returned to the place of purchase to resolve any issues.

FAQ

Q:
Can you tell me what the lens is made from ?
A:
The Dobsonians, including this SkyWatcher Black Diamond 12" Collapsible Dobsonian, use mirrors instead of lenses. I'm not sure of the exact material that the mirrors are made of but in general they're made of high quality glass that resists thermal expansion.

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