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SKYWATCHER 10" DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE

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  • Closed: Sun 6 May 2012, 11:15 pm
Listing #: 471176011
In near new condition, only used a few times as I now live in an inner-city apartment and have no space for it. Reluctant sale as it is a fantastic telescope. I've seen amazing views of Saturn and her moons, Jupiter and her moons, clusters of stars and galaxies.

First constructed by Sir Isaac Newton this optical design employs two mirrors (a parabolic and an elliptical flat) to gather and reflect light to focus at an eyepiece. A good Dobsonian mounted Newtonian reflector can offer the best view per dollar

The use of a simple Alt-Azimuth mounting, lightweight mirror and modestly priced components evolved from a goal of San Francisco sidewalk astronomer John Dobson to get the most telescope possible into the hands of the amateur observer. This design remains the first choice among serious deep sky observers, and it is not uncommon to find custom or home made & commercial 5" to 25" aperture "Dobs" at observing events

This model is popular among those who desire an easily manageable telescope with the light gathering and field of view potential for observing many of the most popular deep sky objects (Galaxies, Star Clusters, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae, etc.).

And still this telescope affords the good contrast and clarity qualities required for lunar and planetary observing. With a comparatively small central obstruction, and fewer optical surfaces, the contrast and brightness can actually surpass more expensive designs such as the SCT

Noteworthy improvements over conventional economical Dobsonians include:
* Multicoated, high reflectivity Pyrex parabolic mirror improves brightness and contrast.
* Optics hand finished to 1/16 wave
* Crayford style 2" & 1.25" focuser
* patented adjustable tension altitude bearing
* 9x50 finder
* 2 Super Plossl eyepieces; 25mm,48x & 10mm,120X

Plus, I'll throw in a 3x Barlow lens for up to 360X magnification, as well as a full set of filters including a moon filter.

Pickup is actually in Cambridge, not Auckland as stated.

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • Credit card
  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

captainobvious (78 78 positive feedback)
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  • Member since Nov 2008

Closes: Sun 6 May, 11:15 pm. 2012 This auction used auto-extend.