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SKYLINER-200P 203mm (8") f/1200 Parabolic Dobsonian

These instruments offer an incredible aperture to price ratio. 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.
Tube material: Aluminium.

  • 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
  • Tube Weight   11kg
  • Tube Dimension(dia. x length)   20.5cm x 112cm
  • Shipping Weight Tube: 11kg, Base: 15.64kg
  • Shipping Carton Dimensions 67x 80 x 11 cm3 / 125 x 39.5 x 46.5 cm3

Product Code 10717

highly commended

"The Skyliner 200P 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 200P was a joy to use."



patented Tensioner 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.




advanced features 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.



moon and saturn Moon and Saturn
Photo taken through Sky-Watcher 203mm (8") Dobsonian (Skyliner-200), Hewlett Packard HP618 digital camera held by hand up to the eyepiece
Photo courtesy of: Paul Greenhalgh



All Sky-Watcher f/4 & f/5 Newtonian 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.



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2002 Dobsonian Models (with the tension control handles) 806KB
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Collimating Sky-Watcher Newtonian Reflectors (including Dobsonians) 101KB


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