Sky-Watcher 6" f/8 Traditional Dobsonian Telescope

Sky-Watcher 6" f/8 Traditional Dobsonian Telescope

Sky-Watcher 6" f/8 Traditional Dobsonian Telescope

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Sky-Watcher 6" f/8 Traditional Dobsonian Telescope

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  • 6" / 152 mm Aperture
  • 1200mm Focal Length, f/8 Focal Ratio
  • 2" Single-Speed Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 25mm and 10mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 6x30 Straight-View Finderscope
  • Tension Control Handle
  • Floor-Based Manual Alt-Az Mount
  • Dual Axis Teflon Bearings
  • Altitude Tension Clutch
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Aperture: 6"

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  • 1Description
Sporting the large light bucket users have come to expect from a Dobsonian, the Sky-Watcher 6" f/8 Traditional Dobsonian Telescope gives users performance at a reasonable price. Its large parabolic primary mirror is highly reflective and corrects spherical aberration to eliminate distortion across the entire field of view, especially at the edges. The four-arm secondary mirror bracket is made with 0.5mm thick fine supports to reduce light loss and diffraction spikes.

The 6" aperture draws in copious amounts of light to make detailed observations of the Moon and planets, and still reach out past our solar system to discover deep-sky subjects. Its f/8 focal ratio and rack-and-pinion focuser makes this an ideal choice for observation and imaging - especially with larger or heavier rigs. Its relatively slow focal ratio means that exposure times will need to be longer than with faster scopes, but the focuser will be able to more weight as might be the case with imaging systems involving DSLR bodies, filter wheels, and other accessories. This 2" focuser will accept larger eyepieces so users can enjoy a truly immersive visual experience, and a 1.25" adapter is included to enable the use of the more common size eyepieces and accessories

The heavy base weighs in at 25 pounds and provides a rock-steady platform with very low vibrations. This alt-az rocker mount features Teflon azimuth bearings and a tension clutch on altitude axis. Finally, the tension control handle allows users to adjust the settings allowing them to move the mount easily and smoothly by hand with minimal vibration and maintain its position when released.

Optical Performance
  • 6" aperture
  • f/8 focal ratio
  • 1200mm focal length
  • Efficient, highly reflective mirrors increase image brightness
Mount
  • Alt-az rocker design
  • Teflon azimuth bearings
  • Teflon bearings and tension clutch on altitude axis
  • Tension control handle allows for smoother rotation to reduce vibrations and limit over-compensation
Focuser
  • Single-speed rack-and-pinion
  • Accepts 2" eyepieces and accessories
  • Rack-and-pinion focusers have a higher weight capacity for larger imaging rigs that might include gear such as DSLR camera bodies and filter wheels
  • Includes a 2"-to-1.25" adapter
Eyepiece & Accessories
  • Eyepieces:
    • 4-element Plossl
    • 1.25" diameter barrel
    • 25mm yields 48x power
    • 10mm yields 120x power
  • Finderscope:
    • 6x30
    • Straight-through viewing
UPC: 050234116008
In the Box
Sky-Watcher 6" f/8 Traditional Dobsonian Telescope
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 10mm Plossl Eyepiece
  • 25mm Plossl Eyepiece
  • 2"-to-1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Reflector
    Aperture 6" / 152 mm
    Focal Length 1200mm
    Focal Ratio f/8
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2" directly to focuser
    1.25" with included adapter
    Diagonal N/A
    Finderscope 6x30
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Alt-az rocker mount
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Tube: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Base: 25 lb / 11.3 kg
    Assembled: 40 lb / 18.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 54.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 49.1 x 19.5 x 17.0"

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