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Corresponding to the escalating "aperture fever" that has gripped amateur astronomy for several decades, an 8" diameter is now generally regarded as the minimum entry-level aperture for serious observing. The low cost, large diameter, and fast focal ratio of the 8" Sky-Watcher Dobsonian make it an ideal dedicated telescope for wide-field, deep-space observation of faint galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. The low-power dramatically captures wide swaths of sky in a single view. Galaxies and nebula appear to pop out of the heavens as bright, expansive masses of stars, gas, and dust.
Collapsible Tube Design For Easy Storage and Transportation, 8" (200 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
1200 mm focal length (f/6), 2" Crayford-style focuser with 1.25" adaptor, 4-element Plossl 25 mm and 10 mm 1.25" eyepieces
8x50 RA viewfinder, Solid rocker-mount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch