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|An 8" Dobsonian can be a lifetime workhorse of a telescope. It's a great size to start out with. Even when people get bitten by the aperture bug, they will commonly keep a trusty 8" Dobsonian around as their scope to pull outside for a quick look or take on a trip.|
- 8” (203 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
- 1200 mm focal length (f/5.9)
- 2” single-speed Crayford-style focuser with 1.25” adaptor
- Super 25 & 10mm 1.25” eyepieces
- 9×50 finderscope
- Solid rocker-mount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch for altitude
- Teflon bearing for azimuth
The Sky-Watcher Traditional Dobsonian Telescope 203mm/1200mm (8″) has a “paraboloidal” primary mirror to eliminate spherical aberration and a four-arm, secondary- mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. In addition, this model include a 2″ focuser with a 1.25″ adapter, allowing the use of either eyepiece size. This model also include the new feature-tension control handle.
|Aperture||8" / 203 mm|
|Eyepiece Barrel Diameter||2" directly to focuser
1.25" with included adapter
|Mount Type||Alt-az rocker mount|
|Optical Tube Dimensions||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Weight||Tube: 20 lb / 9.1 kg
Base: 25 lb / 11.3 kg
Assembled: 45 lb / 20.4 kg