Sky-Watcher Explorer 200P-DS OTA

Sky-Watcher Explorer 200P-DS OTA

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About this product

Model:  sw_200p_DS
Part Number:  10220

Optical Tube Assembly

The new Sky-Watcher Explorer-200P DS has the same superb parabolic primary mirror as the Explorer-200P but features a 1.25"/2" Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser for enhanced focus control and a shorter tube length with the secondary mirror positioned closer to the primary mirror for more convenient prime-focus photography. 

The Sky-Watcher Coma Corrector is also available for astro-photography. 



  • 200mm Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • Telescope Focal Length 1000mm (f/5)
  • 1.25"/2” Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 77% more Light-Gathering than 150mm
  • Eyepiece Supplied 2" 28mm long-eye-relief
  • Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x36
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential) x400
  • 9x50 Finderscope

Dimensions: ​The Sky-Watcher 200P DS OTA weighs 8.8 kg, has a tube diameter approx 235mm and length approx 920mm. 

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019  | 

Firstly, thank you to FLO for their amazing service. Order received at 9am Monday. Telescope arrived 11:40am Tuesday. The 200 PDS is an excellent instrument and exceeds my previous Skywatcher 200p that I bought in 2002. The new model is an absolute breeze to collomate, taking only 2-3 minutes to do both the primary and secondary mirrors (previous model had tiny, equal size possidrive screws for the primary. Nightmare) and the image quality is first class. Easily observed the Ring Nebula in Lyra, even under a bright 11 day moon. Resolution of the "double-double" in Lyra was easily achieved. Detail on the surface of Jupiter, even though only 14 degrees above the horizon, so not really favourable conditions was quite amazing. Great Red Spot easily observed. Jupiter will look stunning in 5 years when it is well placed for observers in Northern latitudes. I can't recommend this telescope enough.

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Sky-Watcher Explorer 200P-DS OTA
Wednesday, 23 January 2019  | 

very happy with the super purchase

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my great new sky machine
Thursday, 20 September 2018  | 

i really have been due to call you all just to thank you all for the FANTASTIC SERVICE YOU GAVE ME LAST WEEK..
I could not believe the speed with which you processed the order(less than a day i think) The price is amazing--and the quality of these scopes is legendary..The optics were a little out of collimation-probably due to transport--and with this -it easily split the 4 components of EPSILON LYRAE with separations of about 1.6 seconds of arc..
When set--the optics will be top notch..
This is an amazing company you are driving..very good luck with all you do in the future--keep up the good work--AND if anyone i know is in need of top gear---i shall definitely put you all up on the stand..
Well done--20* for the whole thing..
kindest regards--Garreth

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great new scope
Tuesday, 17 April 2018  | 

what can i say, excellent service from First Light Optics, quick delivery, and an awesome scope to boot, Just a bit surprised at the ribbing I received from certain family members as to how i was going to be able to see into the eye piece as I am rather short, however nothing a pair of steps can't solve!. thanks Martin, for answering my questions and the team for being their usual efficient selves,


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