The Sky-Watcher Traditional Dobsonian Telescope 153mm/1200mm (6") has a "paraboloidal" primary mirror to eliminate spherical aberration and a four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. In addition, this model includes a 2" focuser with a 1.25" adapter, allowing the use of either eyepiece size. This models also includes a tension control handle.
- Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
- Aperture (mm): 152 mm (6 in)
- Focal Length: 1200mm
- Focal Ratio: f/8
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm): 10
- Finderscope: 6x30
- Highest Useful Magnification: 306x
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13.6
- OTA length: 44.5"
- OTA width: 7.125"
- OTA weight (with accessories): 15 lbs
- Base weight: 25 lbs
- Base dimensions: 29 x 20.5"
- Zenith eyepiece height: 44.5"
Product carries full 2 year manufacturer factory limited warranty (within US only).
Manufacturer part number: S11600
Feb 15, 2018
Fun, easy to use, quality telescopePros: Cons: Comments:
Great to use. The greater focal length, compared to shorter 6 inch newtonian tubes, really helps. The mount is very solid and smooth with an easy to use tightening mechanism. I also got the Dob Pod and Dob Dolly from Orion to raise the mount up, and found some larger rubber feet for the Skywatcher mount in order to fit it more snugly into the Dob Pod slots. And I removed the silly troublesome wheels from the Orion Dob Dolly, as I am just using it to further raise and stabilize the Dob Pod, and ultimately raise the eyepiece of the Skywatcher Traditional 6 inch Dobsonian to a more comfortable viewing level. I also have an 8 inch Celestron AVX newtonian and this smaller mirror, longer focal length Skywatcher comes very close to matching it in side by side views.
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|Telescope Aperture||6" (152.40mm)|
|Telescope Aperture||5in - 8in|
|Telescope Series||Sky Watcher Traditional Dobsonian|