THIS ITEM IS FOR PICK UP IN TORRANCE, CA!
This telescope was generously donated by SkyWatcher USA, a long-time supporter of Astronomers Without Borders.
ALL of the proceeds from your purchase of this SkyWatcher telescope go to AWB's global astronomy programs.
To take advantage of this special price you must make arrangements with SkyWatcher USA to pick up the telescope at their headquarters in Torrance, California. You will be contacted within 24 hours after you complete your purchase.
- 16" (406 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
- 1800 mm focal length (f/4.4)
- 2" Crayford-style focuser with 1.25" adapter
- 4-element Plössl 25 mm and 10 mm 1.25" eyepieces
- 9 x 50 straight-through finderscope
- Solid rocker-mount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch for altitude
- Aluminum plate with needle bearings for azimuth
- Eyepiece height at zenith: 68”
The Sky-Watcher Dobsonian utilizes quality components throughout. Pride of workmanship manifests itself in high quality standards of optical and mechanical fabrication. The polishing process for primary and diagonal mirror yields smooth mirror surfaces ensuring good contrast, and properly corrected optics show minimum alterations to the optical wave-front.
The mechanical and structural components of the OTA exhibit rigid construction and outstanding stability. The mount construction is sturdy and rigid. Mount design, while simple, facilitates smooth motions about both axes. Quality accessories enhance the observer's viewing experience.