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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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The biggest appature telescope you'll get for this cheap!
Comments about Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P Classic Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope:
This is a great product with a massive aperture, probably the biggest you can get for this price. It has given me some stunning views of planets and bright cluster, although so far I have found it hard to see any dimmer Messier objects.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent scope for the money
Skywatchers optics better than I expected able to use straight out of box for a first telescope dose not dissapoint
excellent telescope for the price
good value for the money
from North-East England
A great telescope that's easy to setup and use. It is a little bit heavy but I don't see that as a downside.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good low cost telescope with good optics
Easy to disassemble and reassee for transporting
(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 4 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.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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 5 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.
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Included Accessories: 10 & 25 mm eyepieces, 9x50 Finderscope, Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray
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