Sky-Watcher Dobsonian telescopes provide excellent all round performance for the observation the Moon, Planets, Deep Sky Objects and Nebulae.
The Dobsonian mount, popularised by John Dobson in the 1970s, is a simple and efficient method of mounting a Newtonian reflector.
Based on the Alt-Azimuth principal Dobsonian telescopes are fast and easy to set up. It is 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 use materials that enable it to moved easily when nudged but stay in position when not.
|Average Rating (30 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 4 August 2020 | Martin
Great piece of kit to get started. The stand is solid, and it's easy to adjust the position of the scope. I've seen Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn and it's rings so far with it. Easy to assemble, and not too heavy to move around. FLO provide a great service too.
Sky-Watcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian
Tuesday, 4 August 2020 | Andy
Ordered the telescope and then realised the shipping time was from 40 to 60 days, an email to the team confirmed this but luckily some stock must have arrived because the telescope was shipped the next day. The telescope arrived undamaged and as others have said this is a large scope. The mount is easy to assemble and use and with telescope mounted not too heavy to move short distances, Have only viewed Saturn and Jupiter and image quality was excellent with the supplied eyepieces although I shall invest in better quality / higher magnification at a later date. Excellent service from FLO.
Saturday, 1 August 2020 | Samuel
So completely over the moon (pun intended) with the things I've seen from just two observing sessions. Was able to see both storms of Jupiter and rings of Saturn. Obviously its no NASA scope, but its without a doubt the perfect reflector for beginners. Scope came pre-assembled, base took me around an hour to put together.
Only complaint is it took approximately seven weeks to arrive, but considering the current Covid conditions that really wasn't a problem for me.
Will be picking up a barlow and moon filter in the next few weeks, I hope to take some great pics
Friday, 31 July 2020 | Michael
Can not fault this item. Very easy to put together. Every happy with the scope. Would recommend it. Value for money.
Friday, 31 July 2020 | Neil
A nice scope for the beginner as its easy to use. Took about 30mins to put together once unboxed as I took my time. Did the base first before unboxing the scope. As I was new to Astronomy and Telescopes I followed the advice and directions given with the telescope. Setting up the Finder Scope was my first task. Initially placed in my spare bedroom and used through an open window (I know this limits my view but needed to make sure it was working before dragging it into the garden). First night I managed to get a good view of the Moon. Fully in the eye piece with the 25mm lens and managed to view the surface with the 10mm lens (both supplied). 2nd night was a bit cloudy but saw 2 bright stars through my window. Managed to see both through the 10mm lens and was visibly able to identify them as Saturn and Jupiter. Was able to make out the rings around Saturn and the bands on Jupiter, both were quite small but easily identifiable. I am looking forward to getting it into the garden and getting some viewing sessions done. A friend has advised getting a Barlow lens (a x2 or a x3 and a x5) which will increase the magnification of the 2 lenses supplied without breaking the bank. Once you get into your stargazing you can look at better quality eyepieces.
For the price a very good starter telescope for the beginner - just make sure you are aware of its size and weight before ordering (I didn’t but it wasn’t an issue).
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Thursday, 28 May 2020 | Ben
I’ll start by telling you, I’m the kind of chap that wants to make sure I’m getting value for money and that the retailer is reputable. This means I tend to do a lot of research before I buy it, which in turn can lead to me being even more confused.
As you probably know already, there are a lot of different telescopes and retailers out there, all with attractive prices and accessories etc.
Let me hopefully save you some time. Let FLO save you some time. Let’s save you time so you can be looking at the skies sooner rather than later.
This is the only entry level telescope you should buy, and FLO is the only place you should buy from.
Thursday, 28 May 2020 | Michael
Wow. So easy to build. Sturdier than ikea. And handles very well. Not as heavy as I thought.
Monday, 25 May 2020 | Ian
Arrived well packed and secure to prevent damage in transit.
Took about 45 mins to build as very straight forward.
The total size of the scope is about 135cm high x 55cm diameter base and the scope is easily moveable in two parts. Adding and removing the scope to the base takes about 5 seconds!
Used that night in OK viewing conditions and was able to see some amazing objects inc double stars, nebulae, open & globular clusters. The supplied 25mm lens is decent, the 10mm is slightly lower quality. The 9 x 50 spotting scope is excellent and only gets slightly awkward to use if pointing straight up.
I am delighted with this product so far and have zero negatives with either FLO or the telescope. 100% recommended.
Saturday, 23 May 2020 | Dave
This is my first telescope, very easy to follow instructions to build the base all fittings correct and fitted well.
Aligning the main scope with the finder scope was a doodle with the instructions.
Used it first time and was amazed at the clarity of the images,, really happy.
FLO e-mailed to say maybe a couple of weeks wait but arrived after a week, so again great service.
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 | Ian
Well packaged and arrived safely. First impressions were WOW! We got to use the telescope at a fairly dark place, seeing the Great Orion Nebula was fantastic.
The only down side is the supplied eyepieces, being Modified Acromatics. They aren't the best quality, I'm afraid.
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