Sky-Watcher 14" Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope
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- Aperture: 356mm (14")
- Focal Ratio: f/4.6
- Focal Length: 1650mm
- Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Sky-Watcher 14" Collapsible Dobsonian TelescopeThe Sky-Watcher 14" Dobsonian telescope is a nice, big light bucket! Peer deep into space, and see details and structure on galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters that smaller telescopes display as faint, fuzzy objects. Tackle objects that are elusive for most amateur astronomers, such as the Horsehead Nebula in Orion or M76 in Perseus. With a 14" mirror, you will have enough light grasp to see thousands of objects in the night sky - enough to keep you busy exploring for years to come! Observing with a Dobsonian telescope is so low-tech and simple. Just swing your Sky-Watcher 14" to the quadrant of sky you want to search, and scan the vicinity. The included 9 x 50mm optical viewfinder provides both the magnification and light-gathering necessary to help narrow your search. The standard-equipment backlash-free 2" Crayford Focuser insures ultra smooth focusing adjustments, and the multi-coated, 4-element Plossl eyepieces (25mm and 10mm) provide a spacious 52 degree apparent field of view. To ensure mechanical ease-of-use, Sky-Watcher USA uses a high-performance Teflon bearing system in both axes, combined with tension adjustment in altitude to facilitate setting the appropriate amount of friction, assuring smooth vertical and horizontal manual movement without free-play from small bumps or gusts of wind. This also eliminates the need to have a balanced optical tube as in an equatorial mount. Sky-Watcher's Teflon bearing system is preferable to the use of ball-bearings. Ball-bearings make unintended movement of the optical tube more difficult to control. Fortunately, at low power, deep-space objects leisurely drift through the field of the Sky-Watcher 14" Dob, so constant mechanical adjustment of the telescope's orientation isn't needed to keep objects in the field of view.
One of the major highlights of a Sky-Watcher Dobsonian is the revolutionary truss-support design that allows the optical tube's front and back cells to collapse together. This one piece, low-hassle OTA design is mechanically simple and results in large aperture telescopes that can be reasonably handled and transported by one individual. This innovation gives Sky-Watcher users tremendous functional ease-of-transportability.
Skywatcher 14" Dobsonian Telescope Highlights
- 14" (356 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
- 1650 mm focal length (f/4.6)
- 2" Crayford-style focuser with 1.25" adapter
- 4-element Plossl 25 mm and 10 mm 1.25" eyepieces
- 9x50 straight through finderscope
- Solid rocker-mount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch for altitude
- Aluminum plate with needle bearings for azimuth
- Eyepiece height at zenith: 62"
- Collapsible Base
Aperture356 mm (14")
Dew Shield IncludedNo Not Necessary
Exterior ColorGloss Black
Finder Included9 x 50 Optical Finder
Hand Controller includedNo
Mount TypeDobsonian Cradle
Optical Design Open Truss
Power Adapter Included Does Not Require Power
Telescope SeriesWatcher Dobsonian
Tripod Type Included Not Required
Warranty2 Year Warranty
- 14" f/4.6 Dobsonian Telescope
- 9 x 50 Finderscope & Bracket
- 2" Crayford Focuser
- 1.25" Adapter
- 10mm Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
- 25mm Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
- Dust Cover
- Eyepiece Tray
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