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SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 8" 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 $2,399.00


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    SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope

    The pioneering new SkyWatcher GoTo Dobsonian series is precision engineered to allow users to find and view celestial treasures quickly and easily. Planets, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and more – they're all ready for you to admire! With SkyWatcher and their patented collapsible tube designs, these Dobsonian telescopes are the epitome in portable 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

    Congratulations - you've found the pinnacle in portability and performance!

    Useability. Portability. Consistent performance. That's what you get with the SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 8" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope - in an affordable package. Compare it to other truss tube designs and you'll find that the SkyWatcher GoTo 8" 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 also becomes a quick and easy process with this Dobsonian, and collimation is retained throughout the single use – doing away with the fiddly need for constant adjustments. The patented Tension Control Handle enables you to manipulate the tension, and thus the fruction between the optical tubes and sideboards.

    Collimation also becomes a quick and easy process with this Dobsonian, and collimation is retained throughout the single use – doing away with the fiddly need for constant adjustments. The patented Tension Control Handle enables you to manipulate the tension, and thus the friction between the optical tubes and sideboards.

    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 GoTo telescope.

    SynScanTM AZ hand control Specifications:

    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 203mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Secondary Mirror Diameter 47mm
    F/ratio F /6
    Highest Practical Power 406x
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude 14.2
    Resolving Power 0.58
    Finderscope 8x50 Right-Angle Finderscope
    Focuser Diameter 2" with 1.25" adapter Crayford Focuser
    Eyepiece(s) 2 eyepieces
    Tube Weight 11kg
    Tube Dimension (diameter x length) 320 mm x 830 mm x 1110 mm
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Dobsonian
    Aperture Size 200mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Highest Practical Magnification 400x
    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.


    I have a Canon DSLR. Can I attaché it to this telescope to do astrophotography? if so, what other accessories will I need?
    Yes you can, however as the mount is only like an AZ mount, the tracking isn't 100% smooth, so the images may not work out over long exposures. To connect the camera however you just need to the following items, a t-ring to suit the brand of your camera, and a t-adapter. Celestron 1.25" Universal Barlow Lens and T-Adapter - http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-1-25-universal-barlow-lens-and-t-adapter.html t-ring - http://www.ozscopes.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=t-ring

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