1800 SCOPES (1800 726 737)

http://www.ozscopes.com.au/store_location

Sign up to start earning OZhut Points!

SkyWatcher Black Diamond 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

- large 8" 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-SWDOB200C
You will earn 609 OZHut Points for buying this product
Stock Status: IN STOCK
Ships Out Next Business Day
IN STOCK
An 'In Stock' status means that an item is available in our warehouse and ready to be shipped out the next business day.

AVAILABLE
The product is not stocked with us in the warehouse, but available for order from our suppliers. For these items, there is a short lead time before it gets sent out to you.

BACKORDER
This product is currently neither stocked in our warehouse nor with our supplier. However, it is still available to be purchased and will be sent out to you once the item is back in stock on the specified date.

SHIPS IN ... BUSINESS DAYS
The number of days before your purchase leaves the warehouse.

Regular Price: $799.95

Sale Price $609.95

Retail Price $999.00

SkyWatcher

Fast Delivery.

Excellent customer service.

Return purchased items and get refunds. Read more...

Best Value Guaranteed.

Buy from an Authorised Retailer.

Buy this product and earn special loyalty OZhut points!

Description



Skywatcher Black Diamond 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

The Ultimate Convenience

SkyWatcher does it again. An old favorite gets a complete facelift with new features and upgraded components - the new Skywatcher Black Diamond 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope features a collapsible truss-tube Dobsonian design requiring no reassembly between uses!

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!

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 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope features:
- large 8" 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 200mm
Focal Length 1200mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter 47mm
F/ratio F/6
Highest Practical Power 406x
Faintest Steller Magnitude
14.2
Resoving Power
0.58
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 ¢520×740
Ground Board Weight(s) 11.5Kgs
Motor Drive
Go-to
Tube Weight 11Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 320×(830-1110)
Tripod Height
Shipping Weight
Shipping Carton Dimensions 97x55x40(cm3) / 79x68x13(cm3)
Manufacturer SkyWatcher
Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For the Beginner

Reviews

  • (1)
  • (3)
  • (1)
  • (1)
Sort by:

3 Item(s)

per page
FanMars,tansic first scope - Review by
Overall Score
100
I recently purchased this 8" Dobsonian, only took 2 days to arrive. It came well packed up, in 2 boxes. The base went together without a drama after a quick browse through the instructions, and the tube was already assembled.

The 1st night I took it out, I struggled to find anything, then I realised I had the 2" adapter and the 1" adapter both on the scope! Eventually found some stars.
The 2nd time I took it out, this time during the day, I observed the moon, in incredible detail.
The 3rd time I took it out, last night, I had done some research. I looked at Mars, the Moon again, Jupiter and Saturn.

The detail on the moon at moon at night was great. We then had to lift and carry it around the back of the house as Jupiter appeared between 2 trees. It was pretty specatular seeing the moons. We then moved back to the front of the house and Saturn had emerged from behind a tree. The 1st time getting Saturn in focus will never leave me, its truly amazing to see the ring.

I would definately recommend this scope to anyone who is interested in buying it. Yes its heavy, but the build quality and optics quality are great.

(Posted on )


Pros: price, great first telescope


Do you find this review helpful?  Yes No
 
Inappropriate review? Report it
Really great telescope - Review by
Overall Score
100
Delivery was very prompt: I live in Perth and it arrived 2 business days after I ordered it - which was fantastic. The quality of the parts and the instructions were good and it took me about an hour before I was outside trying to align the finder scope.

I live just north of the city, so light pollution is pretty bad, but I could still see enough to be impressed. The four Galilean moons around Jupiter are clearly visible, as is banding on the planet itself. Saturn, Venus and the Orion Nebula were also pretty spectacular.

If you're a first time telescope owner, like me, then you may be a little surprised at how awkward it is to move this telescope around. I chose the 8" collapsible (rather than a 10") because I was a bit worried about portability - which is just as well as even the 8" is a bit of a chore to move.

Also, although the instructions describe how to collimate your telescope, using a simple eyepiece with a hole in it, the eyepiece for this is not included. It's a pretty minor thing, but it would've been nice to have this included (and not expensive given it would just be a plastic cylinder with a hole in it.)

Overall though, I'm thoroughly impressed and I can't wait to use this bad boy away from the city lights.

(Posted on )


Pros: price


Do you find this review helpful?  Yes No
 
Inappropriate review? Report it
Incredible telescope - Review by
Overall Score
100
This is a great telescope, the delivery time was great, arrived in just 1 day. It was relatively easy to set up and came already collimated. The collapsible design is awesome and made it much easier to carry compared to my last telescope, even though this one is bigger. You can carry it just with the handles and the tension control is also very handy. The stand is very sturdy and the movements are very smooth, its incredibly easy to just make the slightest adjustments, and I really like the dobsonian mount. The first object I looked at was orion nebula, first with the 25mm eyepiece, then with the 10mm one. The clarity was outstanding in both, you could really see details especially in the 10mm eyepiece, and this was on a night with the full moon out, which really does affect viewing a bit, but in spite of that fact I still got great views. I then looked at m46 for some time and then the moon. I have neve seen the moon in such detail, and I thought my last telescope (Saxon 15012EQ3) brought out great detail in the moon. I then ended with Jupiter. It was absolutely incredible. I could see the bands in amazing clarity and could also make out the storm as well as some of the other finer details. Overall this is an amazing telescope
(Posted on )


Pros: easy to carry, price, portability


Do you find this review helpful?  Yes No
 
Inappropriate review? Report it

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


Ask a Question:

Can't find the answer to your question? Consult one of our Experts! We'll email you the answer and then post it here.
 

 

You may also be interested in

Saxon DeepSky 10" Dobsonian Telescope

Saxon DeepSky 10" Dobsonian Telescope

4 Review(s)

Regular Price: $1,099.00

Sale Price $999.00

Retail Price $1,199.00

SkyWatcher Black Diamond 10" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

SkyWatcher Black Diamond 10" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

6 Review(s)

Regular Price: $1,099.00

Sale Price $924.95

Retail Price $1,499.00

Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron NexStar 4SE Computerized Cassegrain Telescope

11 Review(s)

Regular Price: $1,099.00

Sale Price $969.99

Retail Price $1,200.00

Celestron 80 LCM Computerised Refractor Telescope

Celestron 80 LCM Computerised Refractor Telescope

1 Review(s)
$749.95

Retail Price $825.00