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SkyWatcher Explorer 200P EQ5 Telescope

SkyWatcher Explorer 200P EQ5 Telescope

This award winning large aperture high quality Telescope will provide stunning views of Solar system objects along with Galaxies, Nebulae and clusters and is supplied on the superb and stable EQ5 equatorial mount.Telescopes in this aperture are regarded as serious instruments and significantly outperform smaller models and are for most the ultimate Telescope for use at home but still portable enough for field use.

Direct SLR Camera Connection - A T thread on the focuser allows you to attach your DSLR Camera with a T-Ring, we stock a range of Canon, Nikon & Sony T-Rings

BBC Sky at Night Magazine group test winner scoring 93%

SkyWatcher Mirror Coatings
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.

All Sky-Watcher f/5 ('fast') Newtonian Reflectors and Dobsonian models feature High Quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors to eliminate spherical aberrations inherent in 'fast' focal length reflectors with spherical primary mirrors. The mirrors are parabolized to bring all the light rays to the same focal point to give sharp, constrasty images, which are full of detail.

The very sturdy EQ5 Equatorial mount provides excellent precision and stability and a host of other useful features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable stainless steel pipe tripod with accessory tray. Supplied complete with a bubble level, latitude adjuster with micrometer scale and an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster. It also features engraved aluminium setting circles and manual slow motion tracking controls.

The EQ5 mount is the ideal platform with it's high weight capacity and stability but it can also be upgraded easily from the standard version. Motor drives for tracking and centering objects precisely can be added as well as the very populat SynScan goto upgrade kit for fully computerised object location and tracking.

Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x40, x80, x100, x200
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x400
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 200mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
x2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25" (with Camera Adaptor)
Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
Parabolic Primary Mirror
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
9x50 Finderscope
Direct SLR Camera Connection (Simply add a T-Ring)
EQ5 Deluxe Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount
Built-in Polar Alignment Scope
1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
77% more Light Gathering than 150mm

Customer Reviews

  First telescope 5 star  This is my first telescope. Arrived faster than I expected, especially close to Christmas. The telescope comes with EQ5 mount, very heavier and sturdy. Unfortunately haven't got a chance to look at the sky due to the bad weather.  (14/12/2018) Leo - Plymouth

  Very pleased  A mostly well constructed telescope.The EQ5 mount appears to have changed design but is very substantial and has a neat polar sighting scope built in, though main bolt could do with a few more threads engaging.A simple mod. Very pleased with results so far. Laser collimator made setting up simple.   (03/12/2018) David - Devon

  Excellent Scope  This is an impressive scope and mount. The eyepieces are basic and worth upgrading. And i would suggest a collimator I used the Cheshire but found it easier with the lazer which worked great. It did take a while to collimate but once i did it the rewards were amazing. Amazing telescope & Sturdy EQ5   (09/02/2018) Martin - Yorkshire

  Excellent scope  Excellent service from Harrison. The scope is exactly as advertised. Very well packaged with excellent build quality. The mount is perfect for this size scope but may struggle if you wish to move into imagining. The eyepieces do their job well enough but you'll want to upgrade them after awhile.   (27/06/2017) Gary Hill - London

  Impressive piece of kit  Researched a lot before this purchase and am very impressed with the outcome, it is a sight to behold when up and gives stunning views. Key point for me was the ability to upgrade to GOTO later on.   (02/06/2017) Aaron - Leicester

  Great choice  Having now used the scope here in rural Dorset, I am delighted; observing the Cassiopeia region was a revelation the M52 open cluster was absolutely stunning. The light gulping capacity of this scope will definitely out weigh the benefits of a smaller mirrored motorised systems at the same price.   (23/03/2017) Kevin Davis - North Dorset

  impressive telescope  Really pleased with this choice of telescope. Nice focusser and solid sturdy mounting. Viewing the Orion nebula literally amazed. I bought the eyepiece set offer to which was half price so a great deal overall.   (19/12/2015) Paul "astro" - Burnham on Sea

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SkyWatcher Explorer 200P EQ5 Telescope

MPN: 923464

Price: 475.00

The Sky-Watcher Explorer 200p is our most popular Newtonian reflector offering excellent quality and versatility, catering for astronomers of all levels. Whether your interest is Deep-Sky, the Moon and Planets, Astro imaging or a combination of all, the Explorer 200p offers excellent all round Diffraction Limited performance. Fully upgradable with drive systems and goto options making this a future proofed investment.

A complete package
Everything you need is in this comprehensive large aperture equatorial telescope package:

Rings and dovetail
Two eyepieces
Barlow lens

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