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SkyWatcher 8" Dobsonian Telescope

  • Most Practical Astronomy Instrument
  • 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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    Regular Price: $649.95

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    Retail Price $749.00


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    SkyWatcher 8" Dobsonian Telescope

    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 8" Dobsonian is a large aperture Newtonian reflector telescope, 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. With f/6 focal ratio, this dobsonians are fast enough for astrophotography, the best choice for astronomers with limited budget.

    Come with a 2" focuser with a 1.25" adapter, users are allow to use either eyepiece size. While the Crosshair finder scope helps to locate the target easier.

    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:
  • 8 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 200mm / 8 Inches
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Resolving 0.58
    Max Practical Power 400x
    Tube Construction Fixed Full Tube
    Tube Weight 11kg
    Total Weight 26kg
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Dobsonian
    Aperture Size 200mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Highest Practical Magnification 400x
    Finderscope 6x30
    Eyepieces Super 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Dobsonian Mount
    Tripod None
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty


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    This scope is a little big, but it works. Handles on either side make it possible (if not easy) for one person to carry it - or get help if you need to. Easy to assemble, with no prior experience required! All tools for assembly included. This is a great little package and you can't go past it for a first telescope experience.
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    Pros: light, price, great first telescope, Beautifully crisp image!
    Cons: 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.


    Hello, I am looking at buying a telescope but do not know which one to pick. I am new to the telescope scene and I would like one where I can view the stars, moon and possibly saturn if possible. Can you refer me to a telescope. Also would like one easy to use and view from. Thanks, Salvatore
    The Skywatcher 8" Dobsonian Telescope is an excellent beginner's scope! Dobsonians offer the greatest aperture(diameter of the lens/mirror) for its price, and aperture is the main determinant on the light gathering capability of the scope. So with Dobsonians, you get the most power out of it compared to any other scope. With the Dobsonians, in a good weather condition you are able to see not just things within the solar system but beyond as well! One downside to the Dobsonians are that they are very big and heavy, so they are not a portable telescope. The tube of it is approximately 1.2m in length, and it stand at approximately 4-5 feet! If you wanted something more portable, go for a 130EQ MD. It is significantly smaller in aperture (130mm instead of 200mm) so you do lose significant clarity. That said, given that it is on a tripod, you are able to detach them and bring them separately, so it is much more portable! You can still see things within the solar system with it, and glimpse at things beyond when the weather condition allows you to. Here is the link for it: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/reflector-telescope-celestron-astromaster-130eq-motor-drive.html

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