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The Sky-Watcher Explorer 200p is our most popular large aperture 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 optical performance. Fully upgradable with drive systems and goto options making this a future proofed investment.The Polarscope is included on the EQ5 mount as standard from SkyWatcher, we have noticed some sellers offering this as an option they charge extra for!A complete packageEverything you need is in this comprehensive large aperture equatorial telescope package:TelescopeRings and dovetailMountPolar scope includedTripodFinderTwo eyepiecesBarlow lens
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-RingsBBC Sky at Night Magazine group test winner scoring 93%SkyWatcher Mirror CoatingsMost 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. UpgradeableThe 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. Specifications: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 Scope1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray 77% more Light Gathering than 150mm