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
    Stock Status: BACKORDER
    Back in stock after 03/08/20

    Retail Price $729

    Product Description

    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 Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) 11 (tube weight)
    Resolving 0.58
    Stellar Limit Magnitude 12.9
    Tube Construction Fixed Full Tube
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Newtonian-Reflector
    Aperture Size 203mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/5.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 406x
    Finderscope 9x50
    Eyepieces Super 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Dobsonian Mount
    Tripod None
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Video Link No
    Customer Reviews (4)
    Best bang for buck
    Overall Score
    This is my first scope and cannot be happier. Worked straight out of the box. Clusters and Nebulae are easy, even saw some galaxies at a dark site. Definitely recommend Review by Jay (Posted on 31/07/2019)
    Quality and good price
    Overall Score
    This telescope will give you the best possible view for your money. Saturn and Jupiter is amazing through this telescope at this time. Initially I did not consider this telescope as it does not have fine control motion. After going to ozscope to try out, the tension control is actually really good and friendly user for beginner. Review by Phil (Posted on 11/07/2019)
    A lot of adjustments required
    Overall Score
    Need a lot of adjustments to really see anything. This telescope will be worth the learning curve. Review by Mic (Posted on 10/07/2019)
    Great first telescope
    Overall Score
    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. Review by Ricki (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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