Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P Classic Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

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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.
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Key Features: Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P

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.

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x406
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 203mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/5.91)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray
  • 77% more Light Gathering than 150mm
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Product Specification

Diagonal None
Diameter (mm) 203
Eyepiece 1 10mm
Eyepiece 2 25 mm
Finderscope 9x50 Finderscope
Focal Length (mm) 1200
Focal Ratio (f/) 5.91
Highest Practical Magnification (x) 406
Included Accessories 10 & 25 mm eyepieces, 9x50 Finderscope, Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray
Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x) 48, 120
Mount Type Standard
Optical Design Parabolic Newtonian
Power Source NA
Shipping Dimensions (cm) 77x67x12cm and 126x40x45cm
Manufacturer Link www.opticalvision.co.uk/astronomical_telescopes/sky-watcher/dobsonians/skyliner-200p
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