SkyWatcher 8" GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope with WIFI

  • Collapsible Tube Design
  • Freedom Find technolody(Dual-encoder)
  • 2″ Crayford focuser
  • SynScan AZ Hand Control
  • Suitable for Deep-Sky Observation
  • 5 Years Skywatcher Limited Warranty
    SkyWatcher 8" GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope with WIFI

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

    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.

    Usability, portability, consistent performance - That's what you get with the SkyWatcher 8" GoTo 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 friction between the optical tubes and sideboards. To top it off, the Sky-Watcher Collapsible Dobsonians are equipped with a 2″ Crayford focuser and focuser locking screw.

    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!

    *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    SynScan V5 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
  • More Information
    Secondary mirror diameter 46.8mm
    Obstruction 23.4%
    Resolving Power 0.60″
    Stellar Limit Magnitude 14.6
    Light gathering power (compare to the unaided eye) 816X
    Focuser 2″ Crayford with 1.25″ adaptor
    Telescope tube length 835mm-1110mm
    Telescope tube weight 10.3kg
    Brand SkyWatcher
    Barcode 9334046007268
    Telescope Type Newtonian-Reflector
    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
    User Level For Intermediate
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