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10" (254 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
1200 mm focal length (f/4.7)
2" single-speed Crayford-style focuser with 1.25" adaptor
4-element Plössl 25mm and 10 mm 1.25" eyepieces
Solid rocker-mount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch for altitude
The Sky-Watcher Traditional Dobsonian Telescope 254mm/1200mm (10") 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This has been the most fun I've had in many years! It's a great telescope, although quite a bit cumbersome and unwieldy to move from the inside to the outside. I usually do it in pieces: first the base, then the telescope tube. You may be wise to save a couple hundred $$ by getting the 8" rather than the 10", just to make it easier to move about. However, once in place, I have no complaints whatsoever. Sure, it's a manual AZ mount (Dobsonian), but you didn't pay for all of that extra stuff, either. :-) For observing the night sky, it's a great deal!
Very satisfied, I recommend the purchase of an Orion Q70 eyepiece set to fully enjoy, best bang for the buck telescope if you're just viewing.
Easy setup and easy to learn. We have great family fun setup in our back yard.
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