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The Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P Classic 203mm (8") f/1200 Parabolic Dobsonian telescope offers an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. The dobsonian mount, popularised by John Dobson in the late 1970's, is a very simple but effective method of mounting a Newtonian Reflector, based on the alt-azimuth principle. Fast and easy to set up, the dobsonian mount consists of a box-type mounting which allows the telescope to pivot in altitude, while the box itself is rotated on a base in azimuth. The secret of the design is to correctly balance the optical tube and to use frictional materials, which allow it to move easily when nudged but to stay in position when not. All Sky-Watcher dobsonian models feature 0.5mm ultra-thin secondary mirror supports to reduce diffraction spikes & light loss, and high quality paraboloidal primary mirrors to eliminate spherical aberration. More
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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.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good low cost telescope with good optics
Comments about Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P Classic Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope:
Easy to disassemble and reassee for transporting
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great starter telescope
About Me Pro Photographer
After considerable research I settled on the Skyliner 200P and very glad that I did. Easy to assemble and set up I was lucky to have a clear night on the day of arrival and a quarter moon to test the optics. Needed some minor adjustment for optimum viewing but views of the moon were stunning. Looking forward to the longer nights to scan more of the sky.Usual speedy delivery from WEX - 100% satisfied!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Very pleased and a great price too.
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Great for my hobby of photographing contrailing aircraft.
Excellent for the Money
By Skywatcher Bob
Easy to assemble, youtube videos useful, taking less than 30 mins. Bulky to move about, but if you separate the tube from the mount it's a lot easier to transport. Eye pieces included were very good and with an added x2 Barlow a full range of fantastic views of the nights sky were obtainted. I was blown over with the view moon and Jupiter and it's moons on my first nights' viewing. The standard fitted Finder scope was awkward to use especially for high in the sky objects, so will be upgrading to Right-Angled Erect Image Finderscope. Also may add a Telrad for better star hopping.
For the money i dont think you would find a better scope. After alignment and collimation the image across 75% of the mirror with the supplied eyepieces was very good with only some slight distortion at the edges. The first night through this telescope i observed the transit of Jupiters red spot and many deep sky objects. The Orion nebula was stunning. The biggest problem todate is living in this forever cloud ridden county!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
First Scope? Get this one!
This is my first telescope and I'm impressed with the build quality and it's performance after first use. Don't expect to get the best out of it using the provided eyepieces, they are far from great. I don't know what they are thinking including a straight finder, who wants one of them? Although you will want to replace this with a right angle finder and couple of good quality lenses, the scope itself is well worth the money. By the way, if you have your eye on the Orion XT8 like I did, this one is exactly the same, except for the color and a different name and about £90 cheaper. If I could I would have rated this 4.5 stars due to the poor stock accessories included, so I rated 5 because the scope is fantastic value.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I would defo buy this product again.....
About Me Casual Photographer
[...]Very easy to put together, and very easy to use.Very good for the price....
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verry decent first telescope!!
Great telescope, can be a bit awkward due to its size but provided stunning views of the moon, Saturn, mars. On first night I also found some star clusters. No fancy electric stuff just bang for buck aperture! If you want to try a telescope out then it's perfect first imo!
By Mr Moff
from North Wales
I wanted one of these a few months ago but they were out of stock everywhere,so instead I bought a 200p eq5.The eq5 version is truly excellent in every way but I still had an urge for one of these,so I bought one last week and am so impressed with it.It's so relaxing to use. I sit on a rotating office chair when using it and the hours just fly by.The eq5 version tends to wobble easily when you touch it while looking,but the Dob is extremely sturdy and doesn't shake at all.The finder scope is a bit tricky to use because you need to kneel on the floor and look up the tube,but a red dot sight or a 90 degree finder will be the perfect match for the Dob.Overall 10 out of 10.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Scope with view
Tha scope is well worth the money.With its in box items you can view the moon in great detail and some good deep space objects.With the standard eyepieces that come with the scope you can just see Jupiter and its moons but ig you want a good view a 2x Barlow is a must and a 6mm eye piece will help too.The scopes practical maximum magnification is 400x so using a 2x Barlow with a 4mm eye piece to view planets will give you some good views.Price from warehouse express is good value [...].Grab one while you can as they do sell out fast.
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Included Accessories: 10 & 25 mm eyepieces, 9x50 Finderscope, Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray
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