Sky-Watcher 10" Collapsible GoTo Dobsonian Telescope

BK-DOB-10-SynScan

New product

$ 2,178

  • Patented Collapsible OTA Design

  • 10" / 254mm Aperture

  • 1200mm Focal Length, f/4.7 Focal Ratio

  • 8x50 Straight-View Finderscope

  • Efficient, highly reflective mirrors increase image brightness

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Product Features

The Sky-Watcher Dobsonian SynScan series is precision engineered instrument that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. With its patented collapsible tube design, these Dobsonians are truly the ultimate in portability and performance. Ultimately, Dob SynScan combines the convenience and affordability of the traditional Dobsonian with the convenience of a computerized Go-To telescope.

The elegant truss tube design was carefully engineered to combine ease of use, extreme portability and consistent performance in an affordable package. Unlike other truss tube designs, the SkyWatcher Collapsible Dobsonian does not need to be disassembled between uses. It transports as two compact pieces that can be assembled and ready to use in just seconds! It is easy to collimate once set up, and it holds its collimation throughout the evening! The patented Tension Control Handle allows users to add or reduce tension, thereby increasing or decreasing the friction between the optical tube and the sideboards.

The SynScan AZ hand control allows you to point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology allows the telescope to be moved manually whenever the user wishes - but with no need for re-alignment!

Freedom Find™ - tracking made easy!

With the patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology which allows the telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.

Specs

  • Power Supply: 10 to 15 V DC 1Amp, 2.1mm Plug (Center positive)

  • Motor type: DC Servo Motors

  • Resolution: Motor encoder: 1,620,000 counts per revolution, Main axis encoder: 11,748 counts per revolution

  • Slew speeds: 1.0X, 2.0X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 200X, 400X, 600X, 800X, 1000X

  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar

  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axes Tracking

  • Alignment Method: Brightest-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment

  • Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC and IC catalog, partial SAO catalogs, total 42,900 objects

  • Go-To Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc min

Optical DesignNewtonian (Parabolic) 
Optical Diameter254mm 
Focal Length1200mm 
F/RatioF/4.7 
Secondary Mirror Diameter58mm 
Highest Practical Power508x 
Faintest Steller Magnitude13.9 
Finder Scope8x50* 
Focuser Diameter2" crayford 
Eyepieces1.25" SP10 & SP26* 
Tube Weight15kg 
Tube Dimensions380mm x 800mm-1120mm 
Shipping Weight33+18 kg 
Shipping Dimensions80x50x30 cm3; 97x46x48 cm3 

Sky-Watcher GoTo Overview

Sky-Watcher improves on the often unwieldy standard design of Dobsonians with their 10" f/4.7 Collapsible GoTo Dobsonian Telescope. It features a patented truss tube system that enables the front corrector plate/eyepiece assembly to be moved back and locked against the main rear tube to greatly reduce the size of the OTA for storage and transportation. This open OTA also has the benefit of reducing overall weight versus standard Dobs. To add another level of usability to the scope is a motorized ground-based rocker alt-az mount. Equipped with dual servo motors, they are controlled using the SynScan computer hand controller. This self-contained system features over 42,000 celestial objects with alignment assistance, guided tours and full go-to capabilities. Its dual encoders, coupled with the patented Tension Control Handle, enable users to manually move the scope without having to realign it.

It features a large 10" aperture parabolic mirror that captures enough light to make detailed observations of the Moon and planets, and still reach out past our solar system to discover deep-sky subjects such as nebulae, globular clusters, and galaxies. Its f/4.7 focal ratio and Crayford focuser makes this an ideal choice for imaging. Its relatively fast focal ratio enables devices to capture images in less time than slower scopes, while the unique focusing mechanism employed in the Crayford-style gives it the ability to achieve tack-sharp focusing with zero back-lash that rack-and-pinion focusers generally are unable to achieve.

Optical Performance

  • 10" aperture
  • f/4.7 focal ratio
  • 1200mm focal length
  • Efficient, highly reflective mirrors increase image brightness

SynScan System

  • Motor type: DC Servo Motors
  • Resolution:
    • Motor encoder: 1,620,000 counts per revolution
    • Main axis encoder: 11,748 counts per revolution
  • Slew speeds: 1.0X, 2.0X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 200X, 400X, 600X, 800X, 1000X
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axes Tracking
  • Alignment Method: Brightest-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment
  • Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC and IC catalog, partial SAO catalogues, total 42,900 objects
  • Go-To Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc min

Focuser

  • Crayford-style, single-speed
  • Accepts 2" eyepieces and accessories
  • Crayford focusers use a toothless friction system that allows for super-fine precision focusing without backlash
  • Includes 2-to-1.25" adapter

Mount

  • Alt-az rocker design
  • Teflon azimuth bearings
  • Teflon bearings and tension clutch on altitude axis
  • Tension control handle allows for smoother rotation to reduce vibrations and limit over-compensation

Eyepiece & Accessories

  • Eyepieces:
    • 4-element Plossl
    • 1.25" diameter barrel
    • 25mm yields 48x power
    • 10mm yields 120x power
  • Finderscope:
    • 8x50 erect-image
    • Right-angle viewing

   

   

   

Optical Tube Assembly

Optical DesignDobsonian Reflector
Aperture254 mm / 10"
Focal Length1200 mm
Focal Ratiof/4.7
FocuserSingle-Speed Crayford
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25", 2"
DiagonalNone
FinderscopeYes

Mount

TypeMotorized; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityYes

General

BatteriesNone
Adapter12 VDC
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight33 lb / 15 kg (OTA)
39 lb / 17.7 kg (Mount)
72 lb / 32.7 kg (Fully Assembled)

Packaging Info

Package Weight97 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)37 x 31 x 27"

   

   

   

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