Sky-Watcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian
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Sky-Watcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian

A collapsible 12" (305mm) Dobsonian that requires no reassembly the ultimate convenience!
NZ $2,599.00

Telescope Description

The Sky-Watcher 12" Dobsonian's large aperture and fast focal ratio make it the ideal dedicated telescope for wide-field, deep-space observation of faint galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. 

In viewing deep-space, aperture counts big time. With this telescope you have tremendous light gathering power. Some prominent deep-space objects that can be seen under the right viewing conditions in an 12" SW Dob are the Horsehead Nebula, M76, M97, M61 and many more. 

A Collapsible Truss-Tube Dobsonian design that requires no reassembly – the ultimate convenience!
Sky-Watcher does it again. An old favorite gets a complete facelift with new features and upgraded components!
The venerable Dobsonian reflector design has recently undergone some important upgrades and improvements: SkyWatcher is pleased to introduce the all-new Collapsible Dobsonian complete with Crayford focuser – the ultimate in large aperture portability and performance.
This elegant truss tube design was carefully engineered to combine ease of use, extreme portability and consistent performance in an affordable package. Unlike other truss tube designs, the SkyWatcher Collapsible Dobsonian does not need to be disassembled between uses. It transports as two compact pieces that can be assembled and ready to use in just seconds! It is easy to collimate once set up, and it holds its collimation throughout the evening!
The bearing system has been redesigned as well. The new SkyWatcher Collapsible Dobsonians feature buttery smooth azimuth bearings. Like the traditional Dobsonians, the new Collapsible Dobsonians feature SkyWatcher’s patented tension adjustment control on the altitude bearings. This eliminates the need and added cost of clumsy counterweight systems to balance the telescope.

To top it off, all of the new Collapsible Dobsonians are shipping with ultra smooth Crayford focusers. 90 degree finderscope is also available
Sky-Watcher Dobsonian telescopes offer quality optics, huge aperture, solid construction, and superb value for the investment.

Recommended Usage - Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon and other planets 
*5 Years Skywatcher limited warranty*

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Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic) 
Optical Diameter 305mm 
Focal Length 1500mm 
F/Ratio F/4.9
Secondary Mirror Diameter 69mm 
Highest Practical Power 610x 
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.9 
Finder Scope 9X50  
Focuser Diameter 2" crayford with 1.25"adaptor
Eyepieces 1.25" Super  Plossl 10mm &  25 mm 
Tube Weight 21kg 
Tube Length 923mm-1390mm
Telescope Height 1620mm
Base Diameter 646mm


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