This spotting scope includes a 60x magnification, so you can observe and discover the nature around you. It features an infinitely adjustable magnification from 20x to 60x. For better stability, you can use the included tripod.
• Magnification: 20x-60
• Objective diameter: 60mm
• Field of View: 29/1000m (20x)
• Close Focus: 12m (20x
• Coating: fully coated
• Dimensions: 350x155x95mm
• Weight: 998g
The SkyWatcher Dobson 200/1200 mm Classic Telescope is a 203 mm/1200 mm Newtonian-based model. It has a paraboloidal primary mirror to eliminate spherical aberration and a four-arm, secondary- mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5 mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. In addition, the SkyWatcher Dobson 200/1200 mm Classic Telescope includes a 2" focuser with a 1.25" adapter, allowing the use of either eyepiece size. The new feature-tension control handle correctly balances the optical tube with special designed handles on the base. The design adds enough friction and tension to allow the tube to move easily when nudged but to stay in position when not. Users can easily add or reduce tension by turning on the handle. This feature solves the common balance problem found on many Dobsonians.
• Type: Reflector telescope
• Application range: Astrophotography, Terrestrial observation, Moon, Planets, Nebulaes, Galaxies
• Level: Beginner, Intermediate
• Warranty: 2 years
• Diameter/Aperture: 203 mm
• Focal length: 1200 mm
• Float Glass mirror
• TENSION CONTROL System
• 9x50 finderscope
• 2 Eyepiece 28 mm, reducable to 1 1/4
• Dobson "Rockerbox" Mount
• Crayford focuser
• Optical system: Dobson Newton Reflector
• Highest practical power: 406x
• Objective lens diameter: 203 mm
• Focal length: 1200 mm
• Aperture ratio: 1:6
• Resolving power: 0.69"
• Mounting: Dobson "Rockerbox"
• Eyepiece diameter: 2" / 1.25"
• Eyepieces: Super Ploessl 10 mm, 25 mm
• View finder 9x50
• 2" Eyepice adapter
Teleskope.com not only offers you the usual portfolio of telescopes and telescope accessories to observe the night sky and for astrophotography. We do not just buy from nearly all leading manufacturers – we are a manufacturer ourselves.
On these pages you will find a wealth of products for amateur astronomers – from telescopes using lenses that are suitable for comet hunting to highly corrected apochromatic refractors, maksutov-newtons or big dobsonian telescopes. Teleskope.com mission is to share the wonders of the night sky and bring the joy of astronomy to you. For this reason we have a strong focus on development and research - so that we are able to bring you new exiting products like the 9mm 120° hyper wide field eyepiece – the first serial produced eyepiece on the planet to break the “field of view barrier”.
Since we are making telescopes ourselves we are able to help you with more complex questions – service and customer care are extremely important to us. Our team of seasoned amateur astronomers is able to help you in non-standard questions. If you feel lost in the jungle of words like “Mak-Newton”, “Ritchey-Chrétien”, “Dall Kirkham astrograph”, “reducer”, “flattener”, “filter”, “adaptor”, “astrophotography”, “diagonal mirror”, “amiciprism”, “dewshield”, “finderscope”, “field of view” and “mount” – call us or leave your number. We will take care!
To give you a better overview about our product portfolio we have summarized a few points here:
A telescope consists of three main parts: the optics, the mount and the accessories. The optical system gathers light from distant objects. There are four kategories of celestial objects: our sun, the moon, the planets and other objects within our solar system - like comets- and objects beyond our solar system – like stars, star clusters, galaxies, emission nebulae, reflection nebulae and galaxy clusters. Which telescope is suitable for which object class? It depends on the brightness of the object. Our sun is VERY bright – the observation of the sun would immediately result in irreversible eye damage! Never watch the sun through a telescope or a binocular!
Our moon is bright – you will never forget the views even a relatively small telescope like our 80mm ED-APO provides. The large distance to the planets - like Saturn, Jupiter or Mars - calls for a little more aperture – our 102mm apochromat will show you the division oft he rings of Saturn, cloud structures on Jupiter and the seasons on Mars. Bigger telescopes like our 152mm Maksutov-Newton, our 208mm f/3,9 photonewton or the big dobson-reflector telescopes show you the universe outside our solar system. Whatever you prefer – if it is a refractor (a telescope made out of lenses) or reflector (a telescope made out of mirrors) or a combination of both like our catadioptric David Levy Comet Hunter – with Teleskope.com you have a partner that you can rely on.
After you have choosen a telescope optic you need to decide about the accessories. For the visual observation of celestial objects you need eyepieces. We offer a broad range of eyepieces – starting from a beginners choice up to hyper wide field reference eyepieces, like our 9mm 120°. Eyepieces do not only differ in prices – the important factors are focal length, comfort of viewing, sharpness and contrast in the middle and at the edge of the field and the apparent field of view.
The focal length of a eyepiece determines the magnification that the telescope has on the sky. The focal length of the telescope divided by the focal length of the eyepiece equals the magnification.
As an example: our 127mm apochromat has a focal length of 952mm. If we use a eyepiece with a focal length of 9mm we will get a magnification of 106-times at the sky. For this telescope nearly all our eyepieces work well – you will have a pleasant and sharp image with high contrast. For our f/3,9 PhotoNewtons it is not that easy – here you will get the optimal sharpness with the best (and most expensive) eyepieces only. If you are looking through three different eyepieces with the same focal length (but with different apparent fields) with your telescope you will notice that the diameter of the field of view on the sky is different - while the magnification is the same.
Let us – for example –try our 8,8mm 82° ultrawidefield eyepiece, a 9mm 100° hyperwidefield eyepiece and our 120° “edgeless” reference eyepiece. Through all three eyepieces you will see a sharp image with high contrast. The diameter of the part of the sky that you are observing will differ – with the 120° reference eyepiece you see a much larger part of the sky than in the 82°-eyepiece. Roughly speaking you are watching the sky through the 82° eyepiece as you were watching it through a short barrel. When you look through the 120° eyepiece the barrel vanishes and the view becomes borderless – it feels much more like looking out of a window.
After you have choosen the optical system and the accessories you will want to mount your optics. Again, you have the choice: there are azimutal mounts (the telescope is moved left/right and up/down like on a photographic tripod) and equatorial mounts. These equatorial mounts are aligned with the celestial pole – a must for astrophotography. Both mount types can be used by moving the telescope manually, or you can use a motorized mount. It is even possible to get help in finding celestial objects by slewing to the desired object by pushing the goto-button of a computerized mount. These computer controlled mounts are the easiest and most relaxed way to enjoy the wonders of the night sky.
As you see – there is a lot to experience in astronomy ! If you have any questions – we are here to help you!