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SkyWatcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian Telescope

SkyWatcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian Telescope

Large aperture parabolic mirror for serious deep sky astronomy, the only way to see fainter objects is light grasp - these popular, affordable and easy to use telescopes are the best way to see galaxies and nebulae. Large apertures not only give great deep sky views but also have more resolving power than smaller instruments, that means more detail visible on the planets.

ADVANCED FEATURES
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.

PARABOLIC PRIMARY MIRRORS
All Sky-Watcher Dobsonian Reflectors feature High Quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors to eliminate spherical aberrations. The mirrors are parabolized to bring all the light rays to the same focal point to produce sharp, contrasty images, which are full of detail.

"The Skyliner 200’s flat-packed base is very easy to build and set up, and comes with excellent instructions.The optics were sharp across 80% of the 1 degree field of view.We were very pleased with the appearance of al the test objects, we even managed to find the Crab Nebula, M81 and M82 in near-full Moonlight, whereas the other scopes were struggling. Under darker skies the Double Cluster had that ‘Wow’ factor when it was centred using the 25mm eyepiece, as did M35. The Pleiades (M45) was just a bit too large to fit in the field of view, but the main central stars looked stunning.Turning to Saturn, the view really took our breath away: we saw five moons, a clear-cut Cassini Division and a colour difference between the A and B rings. Not only that, but Saturn also displayed a prominent belt with this scope planetary detail is certainly not compromised.Fans of deep-sky observing would certainly find the Skyliner satisfying. The Skyliner was a joy to use."
BBC SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE

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

Customer Reviews

  Great bit of kit !  My first telescope Lot bigger than it appeared in the catalogue picture - got major grief from the wife. Doddle to set up. Still getting used to it but had some amazing views. Outstanding value for money   (29/03/2019) David Hawkes - West Sussex


  Amazing telescope regardless of the cost   So far I have undertaken 1 quick whizz of the night sky and a more detailed observation of the Moon on a Sunday afternoon. Both have left me amazed and I've fallen in love with Moon all over again. The detail in broad daylight was just brilliant. I can't recommend this telescope highly enough buy it   (20/05/2018) Chris - North Swindon


  Really impressed  Easy to assemble. Only minor adjustment required out the box. Easy to use and very maneuverable. Very happy with it Customer service was absolutely spot on. Will definitely use Harrison's for future purchases.   (28/10/2017) Rob - Nottingham


  Great value powerful telescope that is easy to use  Big collecting aperture helps you to collect a lot of light and makes the images really good. First night set it up outside and had great views of Jupiter and its 4 moons. easy to set up and find Jupiter. look forward to many more nights of planet watching and stargazing.   (21/05/2017) Shaun Gould - Devizes


  Big optics for the money  This was my first telescope, bigger than I imagined but very impressive to use and look through. Could not find it at a lower price and am pleased with my purchase.   (04/01/2016) Nathan P - Biggleswade


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SkyWatcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian Telescope

MPN: 10717





Price: 275.00


Large aperture parabolic mirror for serious deep sky astronomy, the only way to see fainter objects is light grasp - these popular, affordable and easy to use telescopes are the best way to see galaxies and nebulae. Large apertures not only give great deep sky views but also have more resolving power than smaller instruments, that means more detail visible on the planets.

These instruments offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio providing affordable access to serious deep sky observing. The Dobsonian mount, popularized 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. The mount is designed to be driven by hand as opposed to slow motion controls. Sky-Watcher Dobsonians feature a unique patented Tensioner/Carrying handle for easy setup and moving of the instrument.




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