The Sky-Watcher 12" Dobsonian Telescope makes everything in deep-space appears brighter and wider. Many of the more challenging to resolve objects in smaller diameter telescopes now reveal their essential structure. Objects just within the threshold of a 10" aperture now appear more prominent and may be worth dwelling upon for extended periods. Comet hunters will delight in the fainter magnitudes that are possible to discern in the SW 12" DOB. Here at last is a telescope within the threshold to tackle elusive deep-space gems like the Horsehead Nebula in Constellation Orion.
Located in Constellation Perseus, M76, is a very faint nebula of 11th magnitude. The SW 12" will capture this baby like you want to see it. M97, a planetary nebula in Ursa Major is very faint, but as a serious amateur you will want to see it. No worries, the SW 12" DOB will fulfill your quest. M61, a spiral galaxy in Constellation Virgo, will reveal spiral arms as you would hope to see them, but you will need a SW 12" telescope to resolve them well. The list goes on and you will delight in planning your own journey of exploration. The incremental resolving power of the SW 12" aperture is beyond just being impressive, it's within amateur astronomy's super aperture threshold where the lucky observer is able to resolve well, many, many objects that smaller telescopes just don't have the horsepower to detail satisfactorily because they can't pull in enough light. Again, Sky-Watcher's compact, collapsible optical tube design makes this super aperture 12" DOB a far more practical decision to purchase.
|Optical Design||Newtonian (Parabolic)|
|Lens Material||Grade A annealed Glass|
|Secondary Mirror Diameter||70mm|
|Highest Practical Power||610x|
|Resolving Power||.38 arc sec|
|Finderscope||8x50 RA Viewfinder|
|Focuser Diameter||2", 1.25" adapter|
|Eyepiece(s)||1.25" Plossl 25mm and 10mm|
|Slow-Motion Control||Manual with Tension adjust|
|Ground Board Weight(s)||18.5Kgs|
|Tube Weight||46.2 lbs|