Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P Dobsonian Telescope
Product code: 10717
Simple Dobsonian design and ease of use combined with 8 inches of aperture make this a perfect introduction to deep sky observing.
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Sky-Watcher Skyliner-200P Dobsonian TelescopeSKY-WATCHER SKYLINER-200P Dobsonian Telescope
203MM (8") F/1200 PARABOLIC DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE
Due to its simple design this Sky-Watcher Dobsonian telescope offers exceptional value for money making is an excellent starter scope for a variety of ages and experience.
The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the late 1970’s and utilised in all Sky-Watcher Dobsonian telescopes, 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 Sky-Watcher 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.
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
Direct SLR Camera Connection
Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray
77% more Light Gathering than 150mm
"“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
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