About the Sky-Watcher Flextube 8" SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian
For those who want the Dobsonian's ability to see even the ‘faint fuzzies’ of deep space but also want the ultimate convenience of a GoTo computerized system, this is definitely the instrument of choice. Sky-Watcher’s patented collapsible steel truss tube system makes transporting such a large scope possible without the hassle of disassembly.
The beloved SynScan GoTo system brings your Dobsonian to the modern age. Align the telescope and then, with a click of a few buttons on the hand controller, take a guided tour through the heavens. The 42,000+ targets will have you exploring for some time.
Some astronomers feel that Dobsonians are best for manual adjustment and learning the night sky. The dual-encoder Freedom Find system allows the user to make sweeping adjustments with the hands, while the system keeps track of the position. So, it is possible to switch between manual and GoTo mode without realignment! Truly the best of both worlds.
- 8”aperture, 1200mm focal length, and fast focal ratio f/5.9 Newtonian design mean wide-field deep space objects are easy targets.
- Proprietary collapsible flextube design means less weight and the ability to slide the rear and front cells together, minimizing the profile and allowing transport.
- SynScan GoTo system boasts a 42,000+ database and uses Freedom Find Dual encoder technology and a nifty slip-clutch to allow manual repositioning while the GoTo is in use
- Heavy-duty 2” Crayford style focuser with 1.25” adapter allows a variety of eyepieces and offers zero backlash and shaper focus than rack-and-pinion focusers can achieve.
- Comes as a complete package out of the box, including two 4-element 1.25” Plossl eyepieces (10mm and 25mm), and a 9x50 straight-through finderscope.
In the box
- Sky-Watcher Flextube 200P 8" f/5.9 SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian
- 2” single-speed Crayford-style focuser with 1.25” adaptor
- 4-element Plössl 25mm and 10mm 1.25” eyepieces
- 9x50 straight-through finderscope
- Eyepiece Tray