Combining the power of a large optical tube and the extreme portability of the patented collapsible FlexTube design, the new Skyliner FlexTube Dobsonians offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. The patented dual-encoder design allows you to manually move the telescope anytime and to anywhere you wish - with no need for realignment. Suitable for high-power Lunar and Planetary observations, double-star observations etc, the Skyliner 300P is a 12-inch (300mm) reflecting telescope that is powerful enough to reveal many secrets of the night sky. It offers sharp and bright images, enabling you to view objects during the day, and dazzling sky-objects during the night. Our Skyliner 300P Reflector Telescope is manufactured by Sky-Watcher, one of the most respected telescope manufacturers - products you can trust, representing great value for money.
|"Despite their great performance to cost ratio, Dobsonians can be rather bulky in larger apertures, but Sky-Watcher have addressed this with their innovative and aesthetically-pleasing Flextube range. With their collapsible tube design, these versatile instruments are easy to store and can be readied for observation at a moments notice. Ideal for deep-sky viewing, these `scopes will also deliver stunning planetary images." |
"The upper section of the FlexTube containing the secondary mirror assembly and Crayford focuser extends with effortless precision on three rods that are easily locked into position at their greatest extent. Despite repeatedly collapsing and extending the instrument in the course of an prolonged observing session, the FlexTube`s optics remained in perfect alignment."
Scope Test review of 300P FlexTube
- Powerful Parabolic Reflector Telescope on a Dobsonian mount
- ALL YOU NEED - complete telescope set
- Collapsible design makes this ideal for storage and portability
- High-quality Optics
- Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x60 & x150
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x600
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 305mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/5)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): SP10mm & 25mm
- Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Crayford Focuser
- Parabolic Primary Mirror
- 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
- 9x50 Finderscope
- Direct SLR Camera Connection
- Telescope Tube Length 144cm (Extended), 92.5cm (Retracted)
- 3-Point tube locking system
- Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray
- 44% more Light Gathering than 250mm
The exciting new Sky-Watcher Dobsonian series are precision engineered instruments that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. With its patented collapsible tube design, these Dobsonians are truly the ultimate in portability and performance. The elegant truss tube design was carefully engineered to combine ease of use, extreme portability and consistent performance in an affordable package.
Unlike other truss tube designs, the SkyWatcher Collapsible Dobsonian does not need to be disassembled between uses. It transports as two compact pieces that can be assembled and ready to use in just seconds! It is easy to collimate once set up, and it holds its collimation throughout the evening! The patented Tension Control Handle allows users to add or reduce tension, thereby increasing or decreasing the friction between the optical tube and the sideboards.
Sky Watcher is an American company and a leading manufacturer of high-quality telescopes and other optical products. We are able to supply not just the telescopes in the UK, but all Sky Watcher accesories and spare parts.SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS:
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
| I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value. Use them and enjoy them. Sir Patrick Moore CBE FR || |
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