Dobsonian Telescopes

  • Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS"I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds – and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value.
    Use them and enjoy them."
    Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS (1923 to 2012)
  • Ade Ashford Says..."Having tested and reviewed a wide range of astronomical telescopes over the last couple of decades, for me there's one manufacturer that's risen above the rest in terms of delivering a coherent range of uncompromising, well-conceived designs, embodying consistently good optics and sensibly engineered mounts at very competitive prices — that's Sky-Watcher!!"Ade Ashford BScAde Ashford has tested and reviewed astronomical equipment in a professional capacity for several publications, including Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now & BBC Sky At Night Magazine.

 

These instruments offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the late 1970’s, is a very simple but effective method of mounting a Newtonian Reflector, based on the alt-azimuth principle. Fast and easy to set up, the Dobsonian mount consists of a box-type mounting which allows the telescope to pivot in altitude, while the box itself is rotated on a base in azimuth. The secret of the design is to correctly balance the optical tube and to use frictional materials, which allow it to move easily when nudged but to stay in position when not. The mount is designed to be driven by hand as opposed to slow motion controls.

 

SKYLINER FlexTubeTM DOBSONIANS

Sky-Watcher are proud to introduce a new range of truss-tube dobsonian models. The new FlexTubeTM Dobsonians all feature retactable OTA’s, making them easy to transport and store, offering the ultimate flexibility for owning an otherwise large telescope. They all feature 2-part telescope tubes attached with 3-arm supports. When in use the tube is fully extended and each arm’s axis is clamped to ensure a rigid optical system. After use, the clamps can be loosened and the tube retracted into a convenient compact size. Owning a large telescope has never been so easy!!

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HERITAGE-114P VIRTUOSO

114MM (4.5") F/500 COMPUTERISED AUTO-TRACKING PARABOLIC NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR TELESCOPE

HERITAGE-114P VIRTUOSO
Product Code: 10240SRP: £219.00 More Info

HERITAGE-90 VIRTUOSO

90MM (3.5") F/1250 COMPUTERISED AUTO-TRACKING MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE

HERITAGE-90 VIRTUOSO
Product Code: 10241SRP: £219.00 More Info

HERITAGE-100P

100MM (4") F/4 PARABOLIC TABLETOP DOBSONIAN

HERITAGE-100P
Product Code: 10245SRP: £109.00 More Info

HERITAGE-76

76mm (3") f/300 mini Dobsonian Telescope

HERITAGE-76
Product Code: 10212SRP: £59.99 More Info

HERITAGE-130P FlexTube™

130mm (5.1") f/650 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

HERITAGE-130P FlexTube™
Product Code: 10213SRP: £169.00 More Info

SKYLINER-150P CLASSIC

153mm (6") f/1200 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

SKYLINER-150P CLASSIC
Product Code: 10716SRP: £259.00 More Info

SKYLINER-200P CLASSIC

203mm (8") f/1200 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

SKYLINER-200P CLASSIC
Product Code: 10717SRP: £339.00 More Info

SKYLINER-200P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO

200mm (8") f/6 Parabolic Go-To Dobsonian Telescope

SKYLINER-200P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO
Product Code: 10224SRP: £879.00 More Info

SKYLINER-250PX CLASSIC

254mm (10") f/1200 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

SKYLINER-250PX CLASSIC
Product Code: 10668SRP: £499.00 More Info

SKYLINER-250PX FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO

254mm (10") f/4.7 PARABOLIC GO-TO DOBSONIAN

SKYLINER-250PX FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO
Product Code: 10225SRP: £1,099.00 More Info

Skyliner-250PX FlexTube™

254mm (10") F/1200 Parabolic Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Skyliner-250PX FlexTube™
Product Code: 10157SRP: £599.00 More Info

SKYLINER-300P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO

305mm (12") f/4.9 PARABOLIC GO-TO DOBSONIAN

SKYLINER-300P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO
Product Code: 10226SRP: £1,649.00 More Info

Skyliner-300P FlexTube™

305mm (12") F/1500 Parabolic Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Skyliner-300P FlexTube™
Product Code: 10158SRP: £949.00 More Info

SKYLINER-350P FLEXTUBE

355mm (14") F/1600 Parabolic Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope

SKYLINER-350P FLEXTUBE
Product Code: 10228SRP: £1,429.00 More Info

SKYLINER-350P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO

355mm (14") f/4.5 PARABOLIC GO-TO DOBSONIAN

SKYLINER-350P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO
Product Code: 10227SRP: £2,149.00 More Info

SKYLINER-400P FLEXTUBE

406MM (16") F/4.4 PARABOLIC TRUSS-TUBE DOBSONIAN

SKYLINER-400P FLEXTUBE
Product Code: 10230SRP: £1,899.00 More Info

SKYLINER-400P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO

406mm (16") f/4.4 PARABOLIC GO-TO DOBSONIAN

SKYLINER-400P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN GO-TO
Product Code: 10231SRP: £2,699.00 More Info

STARGATE-450P

458MM (18”) F/4.1 PARABOLIC TRUSS TUBE DOBSONIAN

STARGATE-450P
Product Code: 10242SRP: £3,699.00 More Info

STARGATE-450P SYNSCAN

458MM (18”) F/4.1 PARABOLIC TRUSS TUBE COMPUTERISED GO-TO DOBSONIAN

STARGATE-450P SYNSCAN
Product Code: 10255SRP: £4,699.00 More Info

STARGATE-500P SYNSCAN

508MM (20”) F/4 PARABOLIC TRUSS TUBE COMPUTERISED GO-TO DOBSONIAN

STARGATE-500P SYNSCAN
Product Code: 10256SRP: £5,499.00 More Info

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