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Skyliner Dobsonian Telescopes

Skyliner Dobsonian Telescopes

Dobsonian Telescopes are named after John Dobson who invented and popularised this simple approach to observing in the 1970s. Despite the availability of inexpensive equatorial mounts and computer control it continues to be popular with anyone wanting simplicity and a large aperture for the money.

It is the quickest telescope of all to set up, needing no alignment. Place the base on an even surface, place the tube on the base and you are ready to go. Experienced users can find objects quicker with a Dobsonian than most computerised mounts and new users quickly learn to find objects for themselves.

We find it easier to store than an equivalent equatorial telescope because its footprint is smaller and it will stand in a corner or behind a door, all ready to be picked up and taken outdoors.

The Skyliner range of Dobsonian Telescopes offers the best value for money and you can choose from apertures between six and twelve inches.

If you are new to astronomy we thoroughly recommend two books to complement your Dobsonian. Walk Through the Heavens is a smal paperback that will help you learn the constellations so that you can use them as signposts when hunting for objects.

Turn Left at Orion is a larger hardback book written for beginners and helps you find over a hundred of the most popular and most interesting objects in the night sky. Most people quickly find and enjoy the most obvious objects such as the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter , the Orion Nebula and a few others, depending on the time of year. They then get stuck on what to do next. This is when Turn Left at Orion helps them move on.

Skyliner-150P 6Skyliner-150P 6" Parabolic Dobsonian Ref: OV-716
  • SKY WATCHER

This 6-inch Dobsonian is an ideal first telescope for an older child or adult. Suitable for planets and deep-sky objects.

  • Magnification Range x50, x100, x200
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length 1200mm (f/8)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25") 10mm & 20mm Super-MA
  • Diffraction Limited Optics
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • Wooden Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray

Price: 229.00 (Including VAT at 20%)





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Skyliner-200P 8Skyliner-200P 8" Parabolic Dobsonian Ref: OV-717
  • SKY WATCHER

This 8-inch Dobsonian is probably the most popular size in the range. Its light-collecting area is over 70% larger than the 6-inch and it has a bigger finder scope. A good choice for beginners and intermediates alike.

  • Magnification Range x50, x100, x200
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror 200mm
  • Telescope Focal Length 1200mm (f/6)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25") 10mm & 20mm Super-MA
  • Diffraction Limited Optics
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focusser
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • Wooden Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray

Price: 315.00 (Including VAT at 20%)





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1. Scope Cover (Ref: gw-scopecoat)
Skyliner-250PX 10Skyliner-250PX 10" Parabolic Dobsonain Ref: OV-668
  • SKY WATCHER

This ten-inch Dobsoina will show more detail in good conditions, especially for the user prepared to spend time at the eyepiece to catch those moments when the atmosphere stabilises briefly. The rewards of this patience are superb. For example, intricate weather patterns on Jupiter can be seen quite clearly.

  • Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x508
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 254mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/5)
  • Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror (Pyrex Glass)
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray
  • 56% more Light Gathering than 200mm

Price: 499.00 (Including VAT at 20%)





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1. Scope Cover (Ref: gw-scopecoat)
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