Focus Scientific

Sky-Watcher 200mm (8\") Dobsonian Telescope

According to Canadian astronomy guru Terence Dickinson, the Dobsonian telescope is the closest thing to the ideal beginner's telescope (Nightwatch, 4th edition, page 69). This is due to the outstanding amount of light gathering and simplicity versus the cost.

We totally agree. If you want raw performance, it's hard to beat a Dob. Their point-and-shoot approach gives it an obvious advantage. They also boast the quickest set-up time, so you'll spend more time observing.

Features

  • Parabolic primary mirror to focus all light rays to a common focal point
  • Sturdy Dobsonian base
  • Includes "The Beginners Guide to Using Telescopes" written by our knowledgeable staff.

Specifications

  • Aperture: 200mm (8")
  • Focal Length: 1200mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/6
  • Mirror Type: Parabolic
  • Focuser: 2" cast aluminum, single speed crayford, with lock screw
  • Eyepieces: Super 25mm (48x) and 10mm (120x)
  • Barlow lens: Available (sold separately)
  • Finderscope: 8x50 w/ crosshair
  • Mount Type: Dobsonian Altazimuth
  • Tracking Motor: Not Available
  • Polar Finder: Not Available
  • Camera Capable:
    • USB imagers
    • All-in-one cameras via universal digital camera adapter
    • DSLR/SLR (requires T2 ring)
    • Above cameras and adapters sold separately
    • Because this instrument has no motor drives for tracking, only short exposure photography is possible
  • Eyepiece height: 118cm (46.5") (when pointing to the Zenith)
  • Total Weight: 16.8kg (37lbs)
  • Color: White tube and base
  • One year warranty