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Skywatcher 8″ Collapsable Dobsonian Telescope

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SkyWatcher does it again. An old favorite gets a complete facelift with new features and upgraded components!

** Freight is just $120 to all capital cities and most regional towns, enquire us with your postcode to confirm freight **

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. Even the twelve-inch model can be rotated with just the push of a finger. Like our 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.

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Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Lens Material  
Diameter 203mm
Focal Length 1200mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter 47mm
F/ratio F/6
Highest Practical Power 406x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.2
Resoving Power 0.58 arc sec
Finderscope 8X50 right angle finderscope
Focuser diameter 2” with 1.25” adapter
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Super 25 and 10*
Mount Type Dobsonian
Slow-motion Control  
Piggyback Bracket  
Accessory Tray  
Ground Board Diameter ¢520×740
Ground Board Weight(s) 11.5kg
Motor Drive  
Tube Weight 11kg
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 320×(830-1110)
Tripod Height  
Shipping Weight Tube:11kg, Base:15.64kg
Shipping Carton Dimensions 97x55x40(cm3) / 79x68x13(cm3)

Additional Information

Item Height 55
Item Width 40
Item Length 97
Item Weight 15

Shipping Quote

Shipping cost: A$120.00

Store Pick Up is available for this product.