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Sky-Watcher 8" Dobsonian Telescope
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Sky-Watcher 8" Dobsonian Telescope

A very easy to use 8" (203mm) telescope - perfect for amateur astronomers
NZ $759.00
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Telescope Description


Sky-Watcher Dobsonian Telescopes are a popular choice for amateur astronomers.  You get a large aperture sizes at affordable prices and it 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 and almost immediately will allow you to start your observation sessions without spending time on setup.

The Sky-Watcher 8" ( 203mm) Dobsonian is a large aperture newtonian reflector telescope with a focal length of 1200mm and a f/5.9 focal ratio which makes it ideal for wide field and deep-sky observation.  It comes with a 2" focuser and a 1.25" adapter, allowing the use of either eyepiece sizes. This model also includes the new feature-tension control handle.
This Tension Control Handle allows you to adjust the friction setting, to increase or reduce the amount of resistance when moving the tube on the mount, so you always have the appropriate resistance setting. This means the telescope does not need to be balanced in order to stay in position and allow the tube to move easily when nudged but to stay in position when not.
 
Recommended Usage - Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon and other planets 

* 5 Years SkyWatcher Limited Warranty* 

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Specifications
 
Optical Design Newtonian ( Parabolic) Reflector
Optical Diameter 203mm 
Focal Length 1200mm 
F/Ratio F/5.9 
Secondary Mirror Diameter 47mm 
Highest Practical Power 406x 
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.2
Finder Scope 8x50* 
Focuser Diameter 2" with 1.25 adapter 
Eyepieces 1.25" Super 25 and 10* 
Tube Weight 11Kgs 
Shipping Weight 15+17 Kg 
Shipping Dimensions 77x67x12 cm3; 126 x 40 x 45 cm3 
 

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