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.
- Easy to use
- Simple set-up
- Easy-to-understand features
- Auto-tracking function
- Ability to capture large amount of light
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