|Average Rating (12 Reviews): |
Thursday, 25 December 2014 | Sharne
I am really happy ordered it for christmas, fast delivery and a very good telescope 10/10!
Saturday, 30 August 2014 | David
I was in a quandary if I was going for the 127 Mak or the 200 dobson, after a lot of help and advice from members of SGL the decision was made I went for the dobson, A decision I am not regretting,
ordered 12.30 am on the wed and was delivered by 9am following day I was over the moon with it and its performance. It is very quick and easy to locate objects, a lot quicker than a goto system. having a 130 az goto synscan it was like waiting for a kettle to boil. tracking i can cope very easy.
A brilliant telescope!!
Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Kerry
After very long and arduous research, I realised this telescope was the best choice for me, and I'm overjoyed to say I made the right decision. This telescope is absolutely incredible. After a few nights of observation, I've managed to see a plethora of astronomical beauties. Observing Saturn takes your breath away. Rings were clearly visible, including a few of Saturn's moons. Also looked at the moon and the clarity of the craters was remarkable. On the shadow side of the half-moon, I used my rubbish 6mm lens (meaning I was achieving 200x magnification) and I was surprised at the fact that the telescope was still achieving exceptional clarity. I looked up the see Lyra and felt the desire to try to locate M57 for the first time ever. The Ring Nebula shines at magnitude 8.8 and even with the moon up during the relatively early summer sky, it was incredibly bright. Using averted vision, you can clearly see the ring shape, using either supplied eyepieces. Looked at M13 but that was very fuzzy; quite disappointing, in truth. The only real drawback is the size and weight of it; it makes it awkward and difficult to carry and move about, which can be discouraging, but lugging the telescope around is far worth it for the exceptional views this telescope is capable of.
In conclusion, this is a fantastic telescope and I would recommend to any beginner or intermediate.
Saturday, 1 June 2013 | Dylan
I recently bought this telescope and I was astounded with the results I also bought the 2x Barlow which really helps when looking at stars and planets. I started off looking at jupiter which was amazing it looked so close but was so far away I started looking at other planets which also had amazing results. It is a great telescope for beginners and pros! Definitely recommend it
Sunday, 7 April 2013 | Steven
This telescope is exceptionally good. I have had the pleasure of using one occasionally for the past year and it is easily the best instrument I have used. I can't believe that something of this quality is so cheap.
Stop reading this and buy one.
Sunday, 8 April 2012 | David
I spent weeks making up my mind! This scope at 8" and its price sits bang in the sweet spot for best value. It is a very serious bit of kit and excellent quality.
I have used the similar eq mounted scope and the larger 10" version of this. This is the one to go for!
Delivered nice and quick and a great service from FLO.
Ideal for a complete newbie!
Friday, 30 March 2012 | Scott
I was in 2 minds whether to get this dobsonian with it's brilliant aperture and DSO capabilities, or get a GoTo Skywatcher with 150mm aperture.
I chose the Dob because everyone gave me good recommendations from the SGL forums, and I am so glad I purchased this scope - especially from FLO!
The scope itself is made of an excellent quality and the instructions are excellent. Got the scope setup within about 40 minutes and I was away!
The scope is easy to transport, despite it's size as the scope and base can be separated with ease. The supplied eyepieces aren't too bad, either.
Then there's FLO, who were outstanding with this delivery and scope. Their communication with me was brilliant and when the order was completed at 3PM, I received it the following day.
I would recommend this scope to anyone, I cannot see anyone not liking this brilliant product. Even a complete newbie to astronomy would love this scope, so go for it, it's absolutely brilliant - I'll never look back!
Newbie first proper telescope
Friday, 30 March 2012 | Gregory
Ordered tues eve, delivered thurs afternoon, brought it home at 6, was ready to stargaze at 6.30. Excellent service. Yet to check collimation (only very minor bug, no collimation cap, but does tell you how to easily make one), but at first try the moon was awesome even saw detail on the side in shadow. Missed jupiter , but saw venus as a half moon, could just make out ice cap on mars . Saw my first nebula in orion. Had a veiw of saturn incl. the rings & one visible moon. Sirius looked like a diamond jewel & to finish had a waggle around & found a globular star cluster that turned out to be m5.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 | Paul
What a great scope for the money.
Went with the 200p Dob after lots of recommendations from Stargazerslounge. The build quality is high for the price and FLO's customer service and delivery speed is excellent.
Word of warning this scope is BIG!
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 | Darren
Had to wait a week before i got a chance to take a peak but it was worth the wait.
I know nothing about telescopes or the stars but after 2 weeks searching reviews and forums on the net this was the budget one to get.
FLO price was the best and I was very pleased to receive before christmas (2 days turnaround).
Still have to collminate etc but my first night got a fantastic view of a quarter moon.
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