About this product
Part Number: 10923/20464
“The Explorer 200p passed all our tests with flying colours and was a delight to use optically and mechanically ... The overall stability of the system impressed us: it had a rock-solid mount with the least amount of play in the slow-motion controls. The quality of its views just pushed it ahead of the [Orion Optics - DeLuxe] Europa, giving us a very enjoyable look at all of our test objects. For us, these tipped the balance to bring the Explorer-200P out on top.” BBC Sky at Night magazine July 09
Sky-Watcher Explorer 200p EQ5 Review pdf Parabolic Primary Mirror
All Sky-Watcher f/5 (‘fast’) Newtonian Reflectors and Dobsonian models feature high-quality parabolic primary mirrors to eliminate spherical aberrations inherent in ‘fast’ focal length reflector. The mirrors are parabolised to bring all the light rays to the same focal point to give sharp, contrasty images.
Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
All Sky-Watcher f/5 Newtonian Reflectors feature 0.5mm ultra-thin secondary mirror supports to reduce diffraction spikes and loss of contrast.
- Magnifications with supplied eyepieces (and barlow) x40 (x80) x100 (x200)
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x400
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 200mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/5)
- Eyepiece Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
- 2x Deluxe barlow
- Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Crayford Focuser
- Parabolic Primary Mirror
- 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
- 9x50 Finderscope
- Direct SLR Camera Connection
- EQ5 Deluxe Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount
- Manual Slo-Mo Tracking Controls
- Includes Polar Alignment Scope
- 1.5" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
- 77% more Light Gathering than 150mm
|Average Rating (1 Review): |
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 | Daniel
This is my first scope and it took me ages to decide between this or the 200p Dob.
I asked lots of questions on the Stargazerslounge forum to help.
I picked this over the Dob mainly because this is easier to track objects with the excellent eq5 mount and the fact that this is also a good platform for taking pictures.
The first night out there wasn't a cloud in sight.Looking up with just my eyes I was eager to see what this scope would find.
My first look was in a random area where I spotted a very bright star.This turned out to be Venus and was incredibly bright through the standard 25mm eyepiece.I then switched to the 10mm one and could see the shape properly and I was hooked.
Being a beginner meant I was just looking randomly and there was just so much to see I was in awe at all the details with the 25mm eyepiece.
The mount was easy to build and the parts fit and finish is excellent.
The scopes collimating only needed slight adjustment to be perfect.
The mount is very stable and handles the weight of the 200p with ease.
The bottom line is that for the money I can't recommend this combo highly enough,and if you want to fit a goto system later then you can.
I can't wait till the next clear night.
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