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Sky-Watcher 8" Traditional Dobsonian Telescope # S11610

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Manufacturer SKU: S11610
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Sky-Watcher 8" Traditional Dobsonian Telescope # S11610

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  • Sky-Watcher 8" Traditional Dobsonian Telescope # S11610

Quick Overview

  • 8” (203 mm) Dobsonian-style Newtonian
  • 1200 mm focal length (f/5.9) 
  • 2” single-speed rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25” adapter
  • 4-element Plossl 25 mm and 10 mm 1.25” eyepieces 
  • 9x50 finderscope 
  • Solid rocker-mount with Teflon bearings and tension clutch for altitude 
  • Teflon bearing for azimuth

Product Details

The Sky-Watcher Traditional Dobsonian Telescope 203mm/1200mm (6") has a "paraboloidal" primary mirror to eliminate spherical aberration and a four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. In addition, this model includes a 2" focuser with a 1.25" adapter, allowing the use of either eyepiece size. This model also includes a tension control handle.


  • Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
  • Aperture (mm): 203 mm (8 in)
  • Focal Length: 1200mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.9
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm): 25
  • Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm): 10
  • Finderscope: 9x50
  • Highest Useful Magnification: 406x
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 14.2
Additional Information:
  • OTA length: 43"
  • OTA width: 9.375"
  • OTA weight (with accessories): 20 lbs
  • Base weight: 25 lbs
  • Base dimensions: 29 x 20.5"
  • Zenith eyepiece height: 45"


Product carries full 2 year manufacturer factory limited warranty (within US only).

Manufacturer part number: S11610

Manufacturer Sky Watcher
General Specs
Focuser 2" Crayford
OTA Length 43" (Retract/Ext.)
OTA Outer Diameter 9.375"
OTA Weight (with accessories) 20 lb
Optical Specs
Optical Design Dobsonian
Mirror Coatings 94% Aluminum
Lens Coatings N/A
Glass Type Borosilicate
True Aperture (mm) 257
Primary Aperture (mm) 203
Primary Edge Thickness N/A
F/Ratio 5.9
Focal Length (mm) 1200
Secondary Diameter 48mm
Secondary Obstruction (by diameter) 24%
Secondary Obstruction by Area 6%
Included Accessories
Included Finder 9x50 Finder
Included Diagonal No
Mounting Accessories N/A
Included Eyepieces 25/10 Wide Ange
Magnification w/ Included Eyepieces 48x/120x
Included Case No
Corrector No
Observational Specs.
Dawes Limit 0.57
Rayleigh Limit 0.69
Limiting Mag. 14
Minimum Magnification 29
Maximum Magnification 400
Light Gathering (compared to next size down) 78%