Skywatcher 12″ Collapsible Dobsonian

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SkyWatcher 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. 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 305mm
Focal Length 1500mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter 70mm
F/ratio F/5
Highest Practical Power 610x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.9
Resoving Power 0.38 arc sec
Finderscope *8X50 right angle
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 ¢632×740
Ground Board Weight(s) 18.5kg
Motor Drive
Tube Weight 21kg
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) ¢450×(920-1400)
Tripod Height
Shipping Weight Tube:21kg, Base:22kg
Shipping Carton Dimensions 106x56x55(cm3) / 78x74x15(cm3)

Additional information

Weight 33 kg

1 review for Skywatcher 12″ Collapsible Dobsonian

  1. Brian

    What struck me with this scope is how well it’s engineered. This telescope gives beautiful bright views of the sky and is a pleasure to use.
    Unfortunately I sold it before I left Cairns and it’s also my biggest regret.
    Also Ian from Night Sky Secrets is a pleasure to deal with.

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