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SKY WATCHER 8" COLLAPSIBLE DOBSONIAN

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Article number: S11700
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Sky-Watcher 8″ DOB – Join the Ranks of Serious Observers

Corresponding to the escalating “aperture fever” that has gripped amateur astronomy for several decades, an 8″ diameter is now generally regarded as the minimum entry-level aperture for serious observing. The low cost, large diameter, and fast focal ratio of the 8″ Sky-Watcher Dobsonian make it an ideal dedicated telescope for wide-field, deep-space observation of faint galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. The low-power dramatically captures wide swaths of sky in a single view. Galaxies and nebula appear to pop out of the heavens as bright, expansive masses of stars, gas, and dust.

Observing with the 8″ Sky-Watcher Dobsonian

If you have never before observed through a high-quality, wide-field Dobsonian, like the SW 8″ DOB, you are in for one of the sweetest experiences in amateur astronomy. Imagine the exhilaration of opening a clam and discovering a pearl. The sky is full of pearls, astronomical pearls. While they won’t make you rich in the financial sense, for amateur astronomers at least, observing the fabled pearls of deep-space is a rich and even exhilarating pastime. A catharsis for the soul that renders the mundane insignificant, and reconnects us with the inner child who revels in awe and wonderment. A night observing with the SW 8″ Dob can leave you with a lingering sense of contentment long after the evening’s viewing is over. Some of amateur astronomy’s most revered and enthusiastically observed extra solar-system objects are now within your reach. This instrumentation provides entry into the brotherhood of serious amateur astronomers—you have arrived!

  • 8″ (203 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
  • 1200 mm focal length (f/6)
  • 2″ Crayford-style focuser with 1.25″ adaptor
  • 4-element Plössl 25 mm and 10 mm 1.25″ eyepieces
  • 8×50 right angle erect-image finderscope
  • Solid rockermount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch for altitude
  • Teflon bearing for azimuth
  • Eyepiece height at zenith: 45.5”

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  • Code S11700
  • Weight 4535
  • Size X 101
  • Size Y 45
  • Size Z 45
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