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Sky-Watcher Classic 250P 10" Dobsonian Telescope (S11620)

SKU 050234116206
Original price $1,140.00 - Original price $1,140.00
Original price
$1,140.00
$1,140.00 - $1,140.00
Current price $1,140.00

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All Star Telescope's Take

Dobsonian telescopes are some of the best beginner telescopes available. They're simple to use, and open the night sky up to everyone. These scopes will give incredible views of the planets, mind blowing views of the moon, and some really interesting views of deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulas. For a bit of context, the human eye is capable of seeing approximately 10k stars on it's own. That number goes up to 50 Million when you use this SkyWatcher 10 inch dobsonian telescope.  You'll never outgrow these scopes, they are perfect for visual astronomy.
Featuring large apertures and easy functionality, Sky-Watchers Classic Dobsonian is the ideal beginner scope. Often referred to as light buckets, Dobsonians provide users with the highest possible aperture for their money when compared to telescopes of a similar size, such as Schmidt-Cassegrains or refractors.  

Description

Developed in the 1970s, the Dobsonian-style telescope is an inexpensive solution for bright, detailed visual observing using a simple design. The name Dobsonian comes from the telescopes inventor, John Dobson, a Vedanta monk who popularized sidewalk astronomy and dedicated his life to astronomy outreach. Dobson was notorious for constructing large aperture reflecting telescopes capable of deep sky viewing, using low cost materials. These were often made with found materials, heavy cardboard tubes, recycled porthole glass, and plywood mounts. Dobson, who literally wrote the book on how and why to make amateur telescopes, encouraged other astronomers to assemble their own telescopes and taught workshops on telescope making.

The Classic Dobsonian uses a parabolic primary mirror design, constructed of borosilicate, then polished and coated with our proprietary Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ), producing a remarkable 94% reflectivity. With a 10-inch aperture, the Classic 250P Dobsonian is 1235 times brighter than the human eye! This simple yet effective design is perfect for visual observation of faint objects, such as nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies.


Supporting the Classic Dobsonian is more than just a simple rocker box. The base uses Teflon bearings for smooth, easy azimuth slewing and a patented tension control handle to lock the telescope in place. Once locked on an object, the telescope can support both 1.25-inch accessories as well as the heavier 2-inch eyepieces, allowing you to use virtually any eyepiece on the market. The Classic Dobsonian includes two 1.25-inch eyepieces, a 1.25-inch adapter, a 2-inch eyepiece adapter, dust caps and a 9x50 finderscope.

At Sky-Watcher, we stay true to the traditional John Dobson design, using just two mirrors, a metal tube, and a simple rocker box. Although we love computerized telescopes, using a star chart to find objects by hand can be far more fulfilling and will improve your knowledge of the night sky. Unplug your electronic devices, step outside, and become immersed in the wonders of the universe.

Quick overview

  • Affordable, large 250mm aperture delivers stunning viewing experience
  • 56% brighter than the Classic 200P Dobsonian
  • Patented tension control handle allows for precise slewing and maximum stability
  • Parabolic primary mirror with Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ)
  • Heavy-duty rocker box with Teflon bearings
  • 2-inch Crayford-style focuser with 1.25-inch adapter allows for use of nearly any eyepiece

What's in the box

  • Optical tube assembly
  • Base
  • 9x50 Finder
  • 25mm eye piece
  • 10mm eye piece

Specifications

Optical Info
Optical Design Newtonian
Mirror Coatings Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ) coatings with 94% reflectivity
Glass Type Borosilicate
Primary Aperture (mm) 254
F/Ratio 4.7
Focal Length (mm) 1200
Secondary Diameter 64mm
Secondary Obstruction (by diameter) 25%
Secondary Obstruction by Area 6%
Observational Info
Dawes Limit 0.46
Rayleigh Limit 0.55
Limiting Mag. 1450%
Minimum Magnification 3600%
Maximum Magnification 500
Light Gathering (compared to next size down) 57%
General Info
Focuser 2" Crayford
OTA Length (Retract/Ext.) 45"
OTA Outer Diameter 11.375"
OTA Weight (with accessories) 28
Dob Base Weight 25
Dob Base Measurements 29"x20.5"
Zenith Eyepiece Height 48"
Accessories
Included Finder 9x50 Finder
Included Diagonal No
Included Eyepieces 25/10 Super (modified Kellner)
Magnification w/ Included Eyepieces 48x/120x
Included Case No
Corrector No

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Stephanie Alexander
First Telescope

This is the first telescope I've owned and it's been very fun and user friendly. As a beginner I've mainly only looked at planets and the moon so far but I plan on looking at other objects soon and have no doubts that it'll be great! I would definitely recommend this scope for beginners like me.