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Sporting the large light bucket users have come to expect from a Dobsonian, the Sky-Watcher 6" f/8 Traditional Dobsonian Telescope
gives users performance at a reasonable price. Its large parabolic
primary mirror is highly reflective and corrects spherical aberration to
eliminate distortion across the entire field of view, especially at the
edges. The four-arm secondary mirror bracket is made with 0.5mm thick
fine supports to reduce light loss and diffraction spikes.
aperture draws in copious amounts of light to make detailed observations
of the Moon and planets, and still reach out past our solar system to
discover deep-sky subjects. Its f/8 focal ratio and rack-and-pinion
focuser makes this an ideal choice for observation and imaging -
especially with larger or heavier rigs. Its relatively slow focal ratio
means that exposure times will need to be longer than with faster
scopes, but the focuser will be able to more weight as might be the case
with imaging systems involving DSLR bodies, filter wheels, and other
accessories. This 2" focuser will accept larger eyepieces so users can
enjoy a truly immersive visual experience, and a 1.25" adapter is
included to enable the use of the more common size eyepieces and
The heavy base weighs in at 25 pounds and provides a
rock-steady platform with very low vibrations. This alt-az rocker mount
features Teflon azimuth bearings and a tension clutch on altitude axis.
Finally, the tension control handle allows users to adjust the settings
allowing them to move the mount easily and smoothly by hand with minimal
vibration and maintain its position when released.