Sky-Watcher Skyliner 150P
  • Sky-Watcher Skyliner 150P

Sky-Watcher Skyliner 150P 6" Dobsonian

The most popular 6inch telescope, easy to operate, tremendous value & featuring a superior parabolic mirror
£319.00
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In theory, the classic 6” f/8 Newtonian should out-perform everything in its aperture apart from an APO and an f/15 Mak with a small secondary, both of which will be at least eight times the price.

153mm (6") f/1200 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120

  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x306

  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 153mm

  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)

  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm

  • Parabolic Primary Mirror

  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports

  • 6x30 Finderscope

  • Direct SLR Camera Connection

  • Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray

  • 73% more Light Gathering than 114mm

Sky-Watcher Dobsonians feature a unique patented Tensioner/Carrying handle. By lifting the handles together, you can easily carry the whole unit in an upright position with the help of a friend.

Our view

The most economic way of attaining a long-focus small secondary Newtonian for sharp lunar and planetary images. In theory, the classic 6” f/8 Newtonian should out-perform everything in its aperture apart from an APO and an f/15 Mak with a small secondary, both of which will be at least eight times the price. The Skywatcher 6” f/8 tube assembly is available on different mounts, the Dobsonian being the least expensive.

Tips

Park it next to a slightly larger aperture short focal ratio Newtonian at a star party for comparison. The small secondary of this telescope will demonstrate why planetary observers prefer small secondary or zero secondary telescopes. Budget for a Baader UHC or OII 1.25 filter, a Neutral density filter or Baader polarising set for the moon, and an A4 sheet of Baader Astrosolar filter for the Sun in white light.

Carton dimensions for shipping:
OTA: 123cm x 23cm x 37cm @ 9KG
Base: 77cm x 66cm x 12cm @ 14KG
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Data sheet

Optical Design
Newtonian
Aperture
6 inch
Mount Type
Wooden AZ
Focal Length
1200 mm
Focal Ratio
F8
What is more important?
Brightness over image resolution
Telescope to navigate for you?
No, I want to find objects myself

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