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SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

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  • Collapsible Tube Design
  • Tension Control Handle
  • SynScan AZ Hand Control
  • Suitable for Deep-Sky Observation
  • 5 Years Skywatcher Limited Warranty
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    Retail Price $3,199.00


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    SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

    The SkyWatcher GoTo series of Dobsonian telescopes have been purpose-built for maximum performance and ease-of-use. Planets, star clusters, and celestial objects can now be seen from your backyard! With their collapsible tube designs, SkyWatcher now presents the epitome of both portability and performance!

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

    Plus points
    - Easy to use
    - Simple set-up
    - Easy-to-understand features
    - Auto-tracking function
    - Ability to capture large amount of light
    - Cost-effective

    Useability. Portability. Consistent performance. That's what you get with the SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope - in an affordable package. Compare it to other truss tube designs and you'll find that the SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope doesn't need you to disassemble it between uses. Simply transport it as two compact pieces, assemble it in seconds and you're ready to go!

    Collimation has become quick and easy with this Dobsonian, requiring no fiddly readjustments between uses – even through an entire night's worth of use. Its Tension Control Handles will manipulate the tension between the optical tube and the sideboard, for you to have precise control over the angle of your scope.

    The SynScan AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The patented dual encoder design allows the telescope to be moved manually whenever the user wishes - but with no need for re-alignment!
    The SkyWatcher GoTo Dobsonian Series combines the convenience and affordability of the traditional Dobsonian with the convenience of a computerized Go-To telescope.

    SynScanTM AZ Hand Control Specifications:
  • Power Supply : 10 to 15 V DC 1Amp, 2.1mm Plug (Center positive)
  • Motor type: DC Servo Motors, 
  • Resolution: Motor encoder: 1,620,000 counts per revolution, Main axis encoder: 11,748 counts per revolution
  • Slew speeds: 1.0X, 2.0X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 200X, 400X, 600X, 800X, 1000X
  • Eyepieces: Super 10mm & Super 20mm
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axes Tracking
  • Alignment Method: Brightest-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment
  • Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC and IC catalog, partial SAO catalogues, total 42,900 objects
  • Go-To Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc/min
  • Specification

    Additional Info

    Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
    Diameter 305mm
    Focal Length 1500mm
    Secondary Mirror Diameter 70mm
    F/ratio F /5
    Highest Practical Power 600x
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude 13.9
    Resolving Power 0.5
    Finderscope 8x50 Right-Angle Finderscope
    Focuser Diameter 2" with 1.25" adapter Crayford Focuser
    Eyepiece(s) 2 eyepieces
    Tube Weight 21kg
    Tube Dimension (diameter x length) 450 mm x 920 mm x 1400 mm
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Dobsonian
    Aperture Size 305mm
    Focal Length 1500mm
    Focal Ratio f/4.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 610x
    Finderscope 9x50
    Eyepieces Plossl 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Dobsonian Mount
    Tripod None
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty



    Your Skywatcher Products is under Warranty

    Your Skywatcher® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for FIVE years 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.


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