Large aperture for little money - that's always been the guiding principle for the purchase of a Dobson telescope. With the Dobson Black Diamond Skywatcher, a classic has been reinvented. Thanks to a sliding rod, the device is very easy to transport. In addition, the flexible focal point can be moved via the sliding linkage.
The optics Skywatcher N 130/650:This telescope is specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) as well as the anniversary of Galileo's first telescope. It's not just a high-precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector's piece and ideal gift. The telescope tube is adorned with the names of many famous personalities who made a significant contribution to promoting astronomy in the last 400 years, including Galileo Galilei himself.
The core of the optical system is created by the same excellent parabolic primary mirror, which is also used in the larger Newton model. The telescope is an all-around device and offers a beautiful view of the moon, planets and the first deep sky objects. The patented grid tube system, is very comfortable to carry and store. The position of the focal point can be flexibly adjusted. The uncomplicated handling of the Dobson mount is an excellent way to get started with astronomy as a hobby and it also has an ultra-compact case. The complete telescope with mount comes fully assembled right out of the gift box.
Most Dobson telescopes are only available from the 200mm class. This 130mm Dobson can be considered as an exception and is, therefore, an optimal travel companion
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x26 & x65
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
Telescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Parabolic Primary Mirror
Single-arm Secondary Mirror Support
Red Dot Finder
Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount
Collapsible/ Extendable Tube Assembly
Overall maximum height: 46cm (collapsed), 69.5cm (extended)
Weight Approx 6.2kg
Built-in Carrying Handle
30% more Light Gathering than 114mm