The Skywatcher 8″ Dobsonian Telescope SW680 is an affordable, “bang-for-your-buck” scope, and very popular with amateur astronomers of all levels. The 1200mm focal length allows better eyepiece selection to achieve high magnifying power, and the teflon bearing surfaces of the mount ensure smooth tracking ability about both axes. This reflector style scope offers a large aperture size of 8 inches, to be able to reveal much more of the sky for a stellar viewing experience.

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The Skywatcher 8″ Dobsonian Telescope 203mm model includes the new feature-tension control handle. The secret of the design is to correctly balance the optical tube with special designed handles on the base. The design adds enough friction and tension to allow the tube to move easily when nudged but to stay in position when not. Users can easily add or reduce tension by turning on the handle. This feature solves the common balance problem found on many Dobsonians.

Skywatcher 8″ Dobsonian Telescope SW680 Features:
– Significantly large 8″ aperture for well illuminated images
– Simple and easy to use design
– See more distant and faint objects with larger aperture size
– Able to achieve high levels of magnification
– Ideal for Beginners and Seasoned Astronomers alike
– 5 years Skywatcher limited warranty

Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Diameter 200mm
Focal Length 1200mm
F/ratio F 6
Highest Practical Power 480x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14
Resoving Power 0.6
Finderscope 9×50 Finder
Focuser diameter 50.8mm & 31.7mm
Color White
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” S20 and S10
Mount Type Dobsonian
Slow-Motion Control Teflon Bearing Surfaces