Sky-Watcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian

Sky-Watcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian

£275.00
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Sky-Watcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian

£275.00 £241.00

About this product

Model:  dobsky200
Part Number:  10717

The UK's most popular Dobsonian telescope. 

"The Skyliner 200’s 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 was a joy to use.”  BBC SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE

Features and specification

  • 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" Crayford-style Focuser
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror with Protective Silicon-Dioxide Overcoat
  • Super-smooth Azimuth Movement with Teflon Pads
  • Diffraction Limited Optics
  • 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

Customer reviews

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Very nice, but very large
Monday, 20 August 2018  | 

This is a very nice telescope, but while you're contemplating aperture and focal length please also consider the size of the telescope. It is much larger than the image would suggest, being 8" across, 5' tall, and it doesn't fold down in any way. If you have any doubts about storing or moving this telescope then you may want something a little bit smaller.

It also doesn't come with an equatorial mount, which may an advantage, and my not be.

Please seek advice from you local astronomy club.


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Couldn't be more pleased
Wednesday, 16 May 2018  | 

Really pleased with the telescope, saw jupiter really well through it. Delivery was super fast, I will definitely use Flo again. Thank you.


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Amazing scope
Saturday, 28 April 2018  | 

For the simplicity and ease of set up coupled with the large appature this scope is my go to set up for long nights wizzing around the night sky or for when there isnt a break in the cloud. The build quality is great and I found it holds its collimating very well. With only occasional tweets needed to keep everything sharp.


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Great first serious 'scope.
Saturday, 29 October 2016  | 

We purchased this telescope back in February ( it is now November). Viewing from the back garden of our house the sky is quite heavily light polluted ( we are on Teesside ) but earlier in the year we had spectacular views of Jupiter ( cloud bands, spot and larger moons crystal clear ) and Saturn ( moons, rings and Cassini Division) . We have now notched up good views of over 30 DSO's ; despite it being mostly summer month twilight viewing and many nights with no viewing at all owing to cloudy skies. Great views of M3, M11, M13 and M15 - the higher mag. eyepiece supplied clearly resolving individual stars when using averted vision. Very good, clear, detailed view of M57 on many occasions. M27 visible clearly but have yet to see any detail - the same for M1 last week which was VERY faint. The Leo galaxies could clearly be seen but were also faint as the sky not very dark. 'Easier' objects such as M31, M44 and M35/6/7/8 all excellent viewing through the Dob. but we have yet to observe proper structure in M31. In addition many excellent double stars have been split.
I bought this telescope as a first serious telescope for my son (16) who wishes to read Astrophysics at university . It has been an excellent choice - I was recommended a 'Goto' type by an experienced amateur-astronomer friend but decided on the Dob. as I thought that manually locating DSO's would have the element of discovery that a GOTO type would not provide. This has definitely proved to be the case - many attempts required before finally the thrill of seeing M65 and M66 - also M67 proved challenging when we first started. Great fun and really rewarding when you first locate a new DSO after considerable patience and application.
We have had no problems with collimation at all. The base easy to assemble in an hour or so and the tube and base can be separated very quickly if you need to move the telescope say from the front to the back of the house. Additional fairly essential accessories purchased have been a 12mm Celestron X-Cel eyepiece (59), a Celestron Barlow lens (24) and the book 'Turn Left at Orion' (22). Total expenditure including the Dob has been about 400. The rewards for this modest outlay have been tremendous - not least the thrill of locating DSO's for the first time and the 'father-and-son' time shared. Both endure long after the price has been forgotten..


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Amazing
Sunday, 16 August 2015  | 

this is a great telescope, recommend it!!


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Best I've seen
Thursday, 25 December 2014  | 

I am really happy ordered it for christmas, fast delivery and a very good telescope 10/10!


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Skywatcher 200P Dobson
Saturday, 30 August 2014  | 

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!!


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Absolutely brilliant.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014  | 

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.


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Outstanding!
Saturday, 1 June 2013  | 

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


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Better value than Hubble
Sunday, 7 April 2013  | 

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.


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Q1. How much does the full assembly weigh?

The boxed weights are a total of 27KG, (2 boxes, 15KG and 12KG) this will include the packaging and accessories. Allowing for this it will be around 26KG in total.

The 200P dobsonian is designed so you can carry the base out and then the telescope, its very easy to sit the telescope in the base once outside. The base will be around 15KG and the Telescope itself around 11KG.