SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 14" 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.
- Easy to use
- Simple set-up
- Easy-to-understand features
- Auto-tracking function
- Ability to capture large amount of light
Useability. Portability. Consistent performance. That's what you get with the SkyWatcher Black Diamond GOTO 14" Dobsonian Telescope - in an affordable package. Compare it to other truss tube designs and you'll find that the SkyWatcher Go To 14" 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
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