- Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
- Aperture: 254 mm (10")
- Focal Length: 1200 mm
- Focal Ratio f/4.7
Sky-Watcher 10" GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope
The 10" Sky-Watcher Dobsonian SynScan is a precision engineered telescope that will allow you to easily find and enjoy night sky treasures like Saturn, Jupiter, and other planets in the solar system, plug a huge array of deep-sky objects including galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and more. With its patented collapsible tube design, the Sky-Watcher 10" Collapsible GoTo Dobsonian is truly the ultimate in portability and performance.
The elegant truss tube design of the Sky-Watcher S11810 Dobsonian 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 and allowing the telescope to stay where you put it for as long as you like.
The Sky-Watcher SynScan AZ hand control allows you 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 dual encoder design allows the telescope to be moved manually whenever the user wishes - but with no need for re-alignment!
The Sky-Watcher 10" SynScan Dobsonian combines the convenience and affordability of the traditional Dobsonian with the high-tech features of a computerized Go-To telescope.
|Aperture||254 mm (10")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||1.25" Nosepiece|
|Focal Length||1200 mm|
|Power Consumption||15V 1A|
|Tube Weight||33 lbs|
- 10" f/4.7 GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope
- SynScan GoTo Hand Control & Cables
- 8 x 50 RA Finderscope & Bracket
- 2" Crayford Focuser
- 1.25" Adapter
- 10mm Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
- 25mm Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
- Dust Cover
- Eyepiece Tray
Lots of Potential but Difficult to use
This scope I will admit was a large jump from my last few scopes. I'm a novice and wanted to get something I would spend less time finding and more time sharing the views with my family and friends. I opted for the GOTO mount and it was easy to put together and the Shipping was awesome from OPT! However, I've had a lot of trouble with alignment for the go-to mount to work well. I have searched lots of forums and help and I can't seem to make this alignment process to work well. You can get it close with a few degrees off each object. Unless you are somewhat familiar with the night sky you'll miss a good show even with the goto feature. Make sure to update the firmware out for the box. That did help a bit. I will keep learning how to align this scope better and hopefully make it fun again instead of frustrating. The glass and overall quality are great and I like the collapsible feature. It runs great off my car battery jump pack for hours. I don't like the weight but that's what you get with this size. If I had known about the difficulty of the go-to mount I would not have purchased the extra feature.