The venerable Dobsonian reflector design has recently undergone some important upgrades and improvements. Sky-Watcher 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 Sky-Watcher 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! This design requires no reassembly which means an ultimate convenience to the users.
The bearing system has been redesigned as well. The new Sky-Watcher 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 Sky-Watcher’s patented tension adjustment control on the altitude bearings. This eliminates the need and added the cost of clumsy counterweight systems to balance the telescope.
To top it off, all of the Collapsible Dobsonians are shipping with ultra smooth Crayford focusers. The 90-degree finderscope is also available.
Recommend for: First Time Buyer
NEW: INTEGRATED WIFI MODULE.
The new dobson goto telescopes have the Wifi adapter as standard. It is a very practical tool to control your SkyWatcher GOTO mount wirelessly using your smartphone or tablet. You just need to download the SynScan app on Google Play or Apple Appstore for free. When the connection is activated, you will be able to control your mount from the SynScan application with the same functionalities that you have on your remote.
Very intuitive and easy to use, it will allow you to find an object more quickly in the database (more than 10 000 entries) making the observation more comfortable.
You can also use the "Point and go" function, point your smartphone at a region of the sky ... and thanks to the SynScan application the mount will move directly pointing to the indicated place.
Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Optical Diameter 254mm
Focal Length 1200mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter 58mm
Highest Practical Power 508x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.7
Finder Scope 8X50
Focuser Diameter 2" crayford
Eyepieces 1.25" SP10 ; SP26
Tube Weight 15kg
Tube Dimensions 380(800-1120)
Shipping Weight 15+18 kg
Shipping Dimensions 77x67x12 cm3; 97x41x50 cm3
1 Newton FlexTube Sky-Watcher 254/1200 optical tube
1 Dobson Go-To Altazimuth Mount
1 SynScan Go-To control knob
1 wifi module
1 power cable to car cigarette lighter
2 x 31.75mm diameter 25mm and 10mm eyepieces
1 finder 9x50 with clamp
1 instruction manual