Skywatcher 14″ 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)
Model SWDOB350C
Optical Design Newtonian (parabolic primary mirror)
Aperture 355mm (14″)
Focal Length 1650mm
Focal Ratio f/4.6
Secondary mirror diameter 93mm
Obstruction 26.2%
Resolving Power 0.34″
Stellar Limit Magnitude 15.6
Highest Practical Magnification 710X
Light gathering power (compared to the unaided eye) 2572X
Focuser 2″ Crayford dual speed with 1.25″ adaptor
Telescope tube length 970mm-1510mm
Telescope tube weight 24.9kg

Additional information

Weight 33 kg


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