Dobsonian telescopes offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the 1970.s, is a simple and efficient method of mounting a Newtonian reflector, based on the Alt-Azimuth principal. 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 use frictional materials which allow it to be moved 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.Sky-Watcher Dobsonians provide excellent all round performance for the observation the Moon and Planets and Deep Sky Objects such as Galaxies and Nebulae.
Features high quality parabolic primary mirror to eliminate spherical aberrations inherent in 'fast' focal lengh reflectors with spherical primary mirrors. The mirrors are parabolized to bring all the light rays to the same focal point to give sharp, contrasty images, which are full of detail.
- Diffraction limited 14" parabolic primary mirror for sharp and contrasty images
- Aperture 355mm, focal lenght 1.600mm, f/4.5
- Easy setup and transport due to collapsible FlexTube design
- Secondary mirror obstruction Ø 80mm minor axis
- Split limit: 0.33"
- OTA leght min.: 970mm
- OTA lenght max.: 1.600mm
- Quiet operation
- Total weight appr. 73kgs
- 14" Dobsonian with Rockerbox
- 9x50 finderscope
- 2" focuser with reduction 1¼"
- 10mm & 25mm 1¼" Super Plössl eyepieces
- Users manual
The new Skyliner 14" Dobsonian with flextube design and parabolic primary mirror for sharp and contrasty images