SkyWatcher 6" Dobsonian Telescope
Retail Price $499
SkyWatcher 6" Classic 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:
*Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.
|Product Weight (KG)||No|
|User Level||For Beginners|
|Highest Practical Magnification||300x|
|Eyepieces||Super 10 & 25mm|
|Mount Type||Dobsonian Mount|
|Warranty||5 Years Limited Warranty|
- Great views for the price
I did some research and found that this scope has a parabolic mirror for sharper images, and I have to say that my view of Jupiter was stunning at 120x magnification.
I'm a very happy chappy :D (Posted on 23/07/2018)
- Good telescope
- Great first telescope
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. (Posted on 6/10/2017)