Sky-Watcher Skyliner-400P FlexTube SynScan GO-TO Dobsonian Telescope

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Sky-Watcher Skyliner-400P FlexTube SynScan GO-TO Dobsonian Telescope
Sky-Watcher SKYLINER-400P FLEXTUBE SYNSCAN Dobsonian Telescope
406MM (16") F/4.4 PARABOLIC GO-TO DOBSONIAN  


The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the late 1970’s and utilised in all Sky-Watcher Dobsonian telescopes, is a very simple but effective method of mounting a Newtonian Reflector, based on the alt-azimuth principle. Fast and easy to set up, the Sky-Watcher Dobsonian mount consists of a box-type mounting which allows the telescope to pivot in altitude, while the box itself is rotated on a base in azimuth. The secret of the design is to correctly balance the optical tube and to use frictional materials, which allow it to move easily when nudged but to stay in position when not. The mount is designed to be driven by hand as opposed to slow motion controls.

One of the potential downsides of a Dobsonian telescope is its physical size.  To address this issue, especially when it comes to storage or transportation Sky-Watcher introduced their patented FlexTube system.  The optical tube on a Sky-Watcher FlexTube Dobsonian telescope can be partially collapsed when not in use greatly reducing its length. This is a huge benefit for storage and transportation.

Combining the power of a large optical tube, the extreme portability of the patented collapsible FlexTube design and SynScan computerised Go-To technology, the new Skyliner FlexTube Synscan Dobsonians bring over 42,900 celestial objects right in front of your eyes, and automatically tracks them as they move across the sky -  its as easy as a walk in the park!

The patented dual-encoder design allows you to manually move the telescope anytime and to anywhere you wish - with no need for realignment. Slewing to an object on the opposite side of the night sky no longer feels like watching a kettle boil. Simply push the tube close to the object and let the computer do the rest of the work.

Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x72 & x180
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x812
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 406mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1800mm (f/4.4)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): SP10mm & 25mm
Dual-Speed 2" Crayford Focuser
Parabolic Primary Mirror
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
9x50 Finderscope
Direct SLR Camera Connection
3-Point tube locking system, fully retractable
Tube dimensions: 540mm (diameter), 1071mm-1685mm (length)
Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray and Built-in Heavy-Duty Servo Motors
SynScan AZ Computerised Handset
42,900+ Object Database containinf full Messier, NGC and IC catalogues
Quiet operation
Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive). Sky-Watcher 17Ah Power Tank Recommended
34.5% more Light Gathering than 300mm
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Brand Sky-Watcher
Condition New
Product Code 10231