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Sky-Watcher Explorer-200P (EQ5)

Price: £399.00
Aperture: 200mm
Focal Length: 1,000mm (f/5)
Eyepieces: 25mm, 10mm, 2x Barlow (1.25" fit)
Finderscope: 9x50mm, straight-through
Mount: EQ5 equatorial
Weight: 24kg
Supplier: Optical Vision Ltd
Telephone: 01359 244200
Website: www.opticalvision.co.uk

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Nebulae looked good, with the Ring Nebula showing as a small hollow ring at low powers, then revealing a small smattering of stars around its ring-like structure at higher magnifications. We also enjoyed the view of open cluster M39 and the Beehive Cluster with the 25mm; these filled the view with sparkling stars.
The Explorer-200P passed all our tests with flying colours and was a delight to use optically and mechanically. Considering it is the cheapest on test, you get great views for a modest outlay, which helps to compensate for the lack of motor drives and polar scope. With several upgrade options it will be a useful instrument for many years to come, making it an ideal first or second telescope.

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Skywatcher Explorer 200mm (8") f/1000 Parabolic Newtonian Reflector

The short tube length telescope is an excellent balance between light gathering power and portability.
The Skywatcher f/5 Newtonian Reflector features a  high-quality parabolic primary mirror.  The parabolic mirror is important to eliminate spherical aberrations inherent in short tube 'fast focal length' reflectors.
The 200mm Primary mirror, provides 77% more light gathering than 150mm telescopes.
The heavy EQ5 Deluxe Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount and tripod version gives good stability and balance, but may result in the telescope being less portable.

Skywatcher Explorer 200P + EQ5 Price: £350.00   
Skywatcher Explorer 200P + HEQ5 Price: £550.00  

  
    *      Diameter of Primary Mirror: 200mm
    *      Parabolic Primary Mirror
    *      Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/5)
    *      Eyepiece Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
    *      Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x40, x80, x100 & x200
    *      Highest Practical Power (Potential): x400
    *      2x Barlow lens 1.25" (with camera adapter)
    *      Dual-Fit Crayford 1.25"/2" Focuser
    *      0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
    *      9x50 Finderscope
    *      Direct SLR Camera Connection
    *      EQ5 Deluxe Heavy-Duty or EQ5 Equatorial Mount
    *      Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
    *      1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray 


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