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SkyWatcher 6" Dobsonian Telescope

  • Most Practical Astronomy Instruments
  • Outstanding Light Gathering Ability
  • Super-smooth Azimuth Movement
  • Tension Control System
  • 2" Focuser with a 1.25" Adapter
  • 5 Years SkyWatcher Limited Warranty
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    Retail Price $549.00


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    SkyWatcher SkyLiner 150P Dobsonian Telescopes

    Sky-Watcher Dobsonian Telescopes are popular among amateur astronomers for being able to get large aperture sizes at affordable price, is one of the most practical optical instruments in world of astronomy. Designed to be simple, Sky-Watcher Dobsonian consists of 2 parts: a solid tube and a wooden mount, almost immediately allows you to start your observation sessions without spending time on setup.

    The Sky-Watcher 6" Dobsonian is a large aperture newtonian reflector telescope with f/8 focal ratio, make it ideal for wide field and deep-sky observation. Big aperture means better light gathering power, with this Sky Watcher Telescopes, you are able to see prominent deep-sky object such as nebulae, star cluster and many more. Come with a 2" focuser with a 1.25" adapter, users are allow to use either eyepiece size.

    Tension Control System
    Allows you to adjust the friction setting, to increase or reduce the amount of resistance when moving the tube on the wooden mount, so you always have the appropriate resistance setting. The secret of the design is to correctly balance the optical tube with special designed handles on the base, adds enough friction and tension to allow the tube to move easily when nudged but to stay in position when not.

    In the Box:
  • 6 Inches Solid Tube
  • Dobsonian Base
  • 2" Focuser With 1.25" Adapter
  • Eyepiece - 10mm & 25mm
  • Finder Scope

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


    Additional Info

    Optical Design Reflector Newtonian
    Aperture 150mm / 6 Inches
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/8
    Resolving 0.77
    Max Practical Power 300x
    Tube Construction Fixed Full Tube
    Tube Weight 5.8kg
    Total Weight 25kg
    User Level For Beginners
    Telescope Type Dobsonian
    Aperture Size 150mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/8
    Highest Practical Magnification 300x
    Finderscope 6x30
    Eyepieces Super 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Dobsonian Mount
    Tripod None
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty


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    Pretty good telescope nice to use love the 10mm and the 25mm
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    Pros: price
    Cons: Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected

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    Great first telescope - Review by
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    Ordered this telescope on a Saturday and it arrived over here in West Aus on the Wednesday so super fast postage, double boxed aswell.

    Well what can i say, its BIG, skies have been a little cloudy since i got it but managed one clear night so slipped the supplied 25mm eye peice in and found Jupiter no problem replaced the eye peice with the supplied 10mm and could easily see the 4 moons of Jupiter and also just make out one of the red cloud belts.

    Once i get some more clear nights i am really going to look forward to scanning the night sky to see what i can find and cant wait for a quarter and full moon.

    Great first telescope for anyone, only niggley thing is trying to find things in the night sky with the finder scope, i would reccomend replacing the one that comes with the scope with either a red dot finder or TELRAD finder.

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    Pros: price, Accurate, Good price, great first telescope, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
    Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!, Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected

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    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.


    Is the mount motorised or hand operated?
    It's a hand operated mount.
    Is this the same as a SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian telescope?
    It is not exactly the same but virtually all the Dobsonians on the market have very similar specifications and build quality. If you were after a 6" Dobsonian, we are running a special for Saxon 6" Dobsonians for $289 (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/dobsonian-telescope-saxon-6inch.html)
    Are there available adapters so you can take photos with the skywatcher Dobsonian or would you need to go to another telescope - if so which 6" would you recommend?
    There are 2 types of adapters that can be used for this telescope depending on whether you are using a standard Digital Camera or a SLR. For the standard digital camera, the Saxon Universal Digital Camera Adaptor would be most suitable. You can find that here: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/universal-digital-camera-adaptor-large-saxon.html For Digital or normal SLR cameras, you'd require 2 parts. The first part is the Universal Celestron T-Adapter (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-t-adapter-universal-1-25-in.html). The 2nd part is a T-ring which will depend on what type of SLR camera(Canon, Nikon etc) you have. You can find them here(http://www.ozscopes.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=t-ring) As these adaptors are universally made and fit all 1.25inch eyepiece fittings, they will work fine on the Dobsonian.
    Why does the Skywatcher 6" Dob seem very similar to the Saxon 6" Dob, and why the different sale prices? Which do you recommend?
    The Saxon and Skywatcher dobsonians have identical specifications as the dobsonians are manufactured in the same factory and are simply re-branded for sale. In terms of pricing, the resale price is dependent on the pricing we are getting from our supplier at the time. At the moment, the Skywatcher Dobsonian is in stock and currently on sale. I recommend getting the Skywatcher at this time
    Can I pickup in person, if so, where are you?
    Yes, you can definitely pick one up from our warehouse. We are located at Unit 2/21 Scoresby Road, Bayswater Victoria, right behind Impala Kitchens.
    What eyepieces and accessories do your saxon and skywatcher dobsonian telescopes come with? What is the finderscope?
    Our dobsonians are provided with two eyepiece: The Saxon comes with a 25mm low magnification and a 10mm high magnification eyepiece. The Skywatcher comes with a 20mm low magnification and a 10mm high magnification eyepiece. Both telescopes come with a finderscope, which is designed to help locate an object in the sky first, to make alignment of the telescope easier. The Saxon comes with a 6x30 finderscope and the Skywatcher comes with a 9x50. Both telescopes will allow the use of 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.

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