Sky-Watcher 8in SynScan GoTo Dobsonian

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Sky-Watcher 8in SynScan GoTo Dobsonian
AUD $1,625.00

Availability: Backorder Available

Collapsible Dobsonian with 3-Points Tube Locking System

No Disassembling or Collimation is required between uses

Dobson Wooden Mount with Accessory Tray

Diffraction Limited Parabolic Mirror

Ultra Thin Secondary Mirror Support (only 0.50 mm)

Backed by 5 Years Sky-Watcher Limited Warranty

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The Sky-Watcher Collapsible Go-To Dobsonian combines the great light gathering of the Dobsonian telescope with the convenience of the computerised system SynScan. Once the telescope is aligned, the Go-To system allows the user to slew the telescope toward planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, clusters and much more. The SynScan has 42,900 celestial objects in its memory, allowing for an amazing  journey in the night sky. The Deep Sky Tour function suggests a list of the most interesting deep sky objects so even the inexperienced astronomer can easily observe faint objects with a touch of a button.

The patented collapsible system is the ultimate in technology and portability and is ready for night sky action in seconds; the spring loaded system enables easy, single handed extension of the tube.

The Freedom Find technology (dual-encoder) allows the telescope to be moved manually whenever the user wishes, but without losing any of the pre-set alignment.

To top it off, the Sky-Watcher Collapsible Dobsonians are equipped with a 2″ Crayford focuser and focuser locking screw.



For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a high-precision computerised Go-To telescope mounting system for imaging or visual applications, the family of SynScan TM Pro Series mountings are the answer. All SynScan TM Pro Series models are premium-grade observing platforms which have been thoughtfully designed for ease of operation. With the user-friendly push-button hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes a walk in the park. The SynScan TM hand control allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observation sessions.


SynScan Computerised Handset
Features include ongoing firmware updated from the internet. Pointing accuracy enhancement (PAE), and capacity to store star alignment data. Accepts GPS Mouse for convenient entry of time, date and location.

42,900+ Object Database
Including planets, named stars, double-stars, variable stars & user defined objects.

Object Catalogues
Messier, IC, NGC & Caldwell

Additional Information


Telescope specifications:  


Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Diameter 203mm
Focal Length 1200mm
F/Ratio F/5.9
Highest Practical Power     406x
Finder Scope 9X50
Focuser Diameter 2" crayford
Eye Piece 10mm and 25mm
Tube Weight 11kg
Tube Dimensions 320mm x (835-1115)mm
Shipping Weight 24kg; 18kg
Shipping Dimensions 77x58x30 cm3; 92x40x48 cm3


SynScan AZ hand control specifications:

Power Supply: 10 to 15 V DC 1Amp, 2.1mm Plug (Center positive)

Motor type: DC Servo Motors, 

Motor encoder: 1,620,000 counts per revolution,

Main axis encoder: 11,748 counts per revolution

Slew speeds: 1.0X, 2.0X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 200X, 400X, 600X, 800X, 1000X

Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar

Tracking Mode: Dual Axes Tracking

Alignment Method: Brightest-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment

Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC and IC catalog, partial SAO catalogues, total 42,900 objects

Go-To Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc min

Accessories in the Box:

  • SynScan hand controller with cables
  • 12V power cable with lighter socket plug
  • Finderscope 9X50 straight version
  • Eyepiece 1.25″ Super Plossl 25mm (48x) – apparent filed of view 52°
  • Eyepiece 1.25″ Super Plossl 10mm (120x) – apparent filed of view 52°
  • Eyepiece adapter from 2″ to 1.25″ with M42 thread
  • 2″ tube extension
  • User Manual

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