Sky-Watcher DOB SynScan Telescope

| August 23, 2012 | 30 Comments

Combining the power of a large Dobsonian optical tube and the SynScan computerized Go-To technology, the new Dobsonian SynScan brings over 42900 celestial objects right in front of your eyes. It is as easily as a walk in the park. The patented dual-encoder design allows you to manually move the telescope anytime and to anywhere you wish—with no need for re-alignment. Slewing to an object on the opposite side of the night sky no longer feels like watching a pot boil. Simply push the tube close to the object and let the computer do the rest of the work. The Sky-Watcher Dob SynScan—Finally an intuitive, intelligent, and inexpensive telescope that you can trust.

Backyard Astronomy – Astrophotography Celestron GOTO Alignment – Solar system align – Saturn NexStar 4se Telescope NexImage celestron Webcamera CCD Solar System imager VGA 640×480 with Barlow 2-x lens (compliments the Plossl eyepieces – from Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit – 1.25″) AMCap software for NexImage Registax Photos of Saturn – near Saturn opposition 03/20/2011 03/25/2011 Video duration 7 min (420sec), Frame Rate 5 frames/second, 2100 frames and 1 min 40 sec (100sec), Frame Rate 10 frames/second, 1000 frames. Registax v5 – Align Default, Center Gravity, Gradient2; Drizzling Optimization, Wavelet – Gaussian Initial Layer 2, RGB Align – Estimate, Histogram stretch A thin black gap in the rings – Cassini division is visible from amateur telescope celestron 4SE in the backyard. Saturn, Rings, shadow, Cassini division, opposition, 2011, Telescope, Celestron NexStar 4SE, Astronomy, Astrophotography, Astrophoto, Backyard, video, Live video, Space, Science, Solar system, Registax, NexImage, webCamera, stacking, wavelets
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  1. HeinrichVonTotenkopf says:

    Seriously considering getting a 10″ model

  2. HeinrichVonTotenkopf says:

    My question is, does light from nearby sources pollute the view through the ago between the base and secondary mirror?

  3. gmanw3 says:

    I own the 14″ Skywatcher GOTO Synscan Dob. it is a truly awesome tekescope

  4. Jules7892 says:

    I have 2 SkyWatchers,an Antares 120mm.Aperture beautiful Text Book Perfection Diffraction Limited SkyWatcher Antares with Perfect Apochromatic Views of Celestial Game.My 2nd SkyWatcher is another beautiful 254mm.10″Aperture SkyWatcher Dobsonian Reflector. Both instruments are Perfect-Superb Instruments of Perfect Text book Diffraction Limited Optics. On the Double Double Binary Stars of Lybrae,I took the Refractor to 676.76x Magnification Clean Splits and the Reflector to 600x Clean Separation!!

  5. OrenBoder says:

    Is it possible to purchase just the base? – I already have the 8inch 200P Dobsonian, but want to make it computerised with this system, and not an Equatorial mount…

  6. mikinio1 says:

    is this good for astrophotography?

  7. chestnut369 says:

    in the u.k. you will find synscan skywatchers, but they wont deliver to u.s., the 10in is  999 euros, like over 1000 bucks and the 8 in is 780 euros like almost 900 bucks, it is disgusting that the u.s when they do get them, they are going to cost an arm and leg

  8. TingSingChiKung says:

    You’ll need a 18″ or larger scope to see all, or most of the objects in the Syn-scans 40,000 object + database. Most of the objects are way to faint to see in anything smaller. I would say 10,000 of those objects are reachable with a 8″-10″ scope under dark skies, but if you want to see all of them, you’ll need a lot of aperture, like I specified above…clear skies

  9. Warthogfan says:

    Is motor and controller ever going to come out a separate unit that I can add to the 200mm dob I already have?

  10. pacificskywatcher says:

    Please check with your local authorized Sky-Watcher dealer. You can find your dealer through a distributor in your country or region, their contacts are listed on Sky-Watcher’s website.

  11. 804performance says:

    how much does it cost?for the 10 inch?

  12. pacificskywatcher says:

    It depends on where will you buy it, and you can contact your local dealer to check out their stock.

  13. nickharvey7 says:

    Nice video!
    This is an invitation to see an artist theory on the physics of light and time!
    This theory is based on just two postulates
    1. Is that the quantum wave particle function Ψ or probability function represents the forward passage of time itself
    2. Is that Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle ∆×∆p×≥h/4π that is formed by the w-function is the same uncertainty we have with any future event within our own ref-frame that we can interact with turning the possible into the actual!

  14. oHARVZz says:

    I alway’s imagine that too, i bet there is a good chance that we are right :)

  15. BPDosidude says:

    Id like to think someone is looking at earth from their planet millions of l.y away… :)

  16. astroval1 says:

    Actually I saw that piggy back for 5/6/7/8 also can be used for 4SE. Description was in astronomyforum[dot]net. People like it. But it was too late for, I already bought this one.

  17. Ajay Shastri says:

    Thanks mate, its surprising that it cost nearly 80 bucks where as a similar equipment for nexstar 5/6/7/8 costs only 30

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  19. Ajay Shastri says:

    I see you have put a piggy back mount on the telescope. Can you please tell me where you got it?

  20. johncbradley1 says:

    @twojaythomo I have had the celestron astromaster 130eq, I wouldn’t recommend it. Look into the skywatcher 130, they cost a tiny bit more but are well worth every penny.

  21. astroval1 says:

    Yes, 130EQ has even bigger aperture compare to 4SE (104mm), so you can get even better result.

  22. twojaythomo says:

    Hey there great image I was looking to get a scope cant really afford much, may have found a celestron 130EQ for $150 do you think I can get images close to this good with it.

  23. astroval1 says:

    To see Uranus & Neptune clearly you need much bigger scope (or better to use space telescope)

  24. SEAL4NAVY says:

    can you see Uranus & Neptune clearly from this telescope

  25. BrandonToddCarr says:

    This is amazing. I just bought a beginner telescope, but can already tell I am going to start saving for a setup like this.

  26. javierdager says:

    I’m from nj… Never thought I would ever see Saturn. 2 days ago I was in Arizona n some one there had this great telescope … I Saturn just like on this video but looking at it through a telescope is so amazing I have to buy one now.

  27. astroval1 says:

    Just saw your video! Great job!

  28. terawattz says:

    shot M42 last night

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  30. astroval1 says:

    For web camera video and planet photos I am using only 2x Barlow. But for visual observation I am using also regular lens which come from scope and combine it with 2x Barlow for magnification.

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