GSO 8" Dobsonian Telescope

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GSO 8" Dobsonian Telescope

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An easy to use 8" (200mm) telescope. Versatile and a lot of telescope for the money.

 

Dobsonians give the best value for money of any telescope. You get a large aperture at an affordable price. The design is simple and solid. It consists of a solid tube and a wooden box-like mount. Setting up is as simple as putting the mount on the ground, slotting in the tube and attaching the springs. You navigate the night sky by moving the scope left and right, up and down, by hand. This is simple and intuitive for beginners when compared with more complicated mounts. 

The Astronz-GSO 8" Dobsonian has a 8 inch (200mm) primary mirror with a focal length of 1,200mm and a focal ratio of f/6. It gives clear, bright wide-field views of deep sky objects such as galaxies and nebulae. An 8 inch telescope will also show stunning views of the planets and the Moon. 

GSO mirrors are made from optical quality BK7 glass and are limited only by diffraction, which means they achieve the theoretical maximum resolution possible for the size of the mirror. They are machined and polished to better than 1/12 wavelength, sometimes 1/16 wavelength, which is considerably better than the industry norm.  

It comes with several extras, including a Crayford focuser for extra smooth focussing with no spring-back, an 8x50 finder scope and two eyepieces. It is ready to use out of the box.

Recommended for

People who want a no frills easy to use scope for visual viewing of planets, the Moon and deep sky objects. 

What's in the box? 

  • 8" (200mm) f/6 Newtonian optical tube assembly

  • 9mm Plossl 1.25" eyepiece

  • 30mm Superview 2" eyepiece

  • 2" 10:1 Crayford focuser with self-centering adaptor for 1.25" eyepieces 

  • 8x50 finder scope

  • Dobsonian base (assembly required)

  • Cooling fan 

Specifications

Optical design Newtonian
Primary mirror 8" (200mm) BK7 glass with surface quality better than 1/12 wave RMS
Focal length 1200 mm  
Focal ratio f/6 
Highest practical magnifcation 400x 
Finder scope  8x50mm fully coated achromatic finder  
Focuser  Crayford 2" focuser 
Eyepieces  9mm Plossl 1.25" and 30mm Superview 2"   
Base Elevation brake tension system. Azimuth roller bearings.
Tube length 1250 mm 
Weight of tube 13kg 
Weight of tube plus base   23kg 
Shipping weight  

 

Price/ea:
$749.00
People who want a no frills easy to use scope for visual viewing of planets, the Moon and deep sky objects.
8" (200mm) f/6 Newtonian optical tube assembly 9mm Plossl 1.25" eyepiece 30mm Superview 2" eyepiece 2" 10:1 Crayford focuser with self-centering adaptor for 1.25" eyepieces 8x50 finder scope Dobsonian base (assembly required) Cooling fan
Optical design Newtonian Primary mirror 8" (200mm) BK7 glass with surface quality better than 1/12 wave RMS Focal length 1200 mm Focal ratio f/6 Highest practical magnifcation 400x Finder scope 8x50mm fully coated achromatic finder Focuser Crayford 2" focuser Eyepieces 9mm Plossl 1.25" and 30mm Superview 2" Base Elevation brake tension system. Azimuth roller bearings. Tube length 1250 mm Weight of tube 13kg Weight of tube plus base 23kg Shipping weight
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$749.00
Item #:
T-DOB08
Manufacturer:
GSO
Status:
In Stock