Sky-Watcher Explorer 200P HEQ5 PRO

Sky-Watcher Explorer 200P HEQ5 PRO

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About this product

Model:  200heq5pro
Part Number:  10923/20886

200mm (8") f5 Parabolic Newtonian Reflector with HEQ5 PRO SynScan GOTO mount. 

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. 

Explorer 200p Specification

  • Magnification (with eyepieces supplied): 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
  • x2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25"(with camera adaptor)
  • Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Crayford Focuser
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • HEQ5 PRO SynScan Super Heavy-Duty Computerised GOTO Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply)
  • Built-in Dual-Axis Stepper Motors
  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
  • 1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 77% more Light Gathering than 150mm

The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO SynScan mount's user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects. The mount also includes features that advanced astronomers and imagers can appreciate.

HEQ5 PRO Specification

  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
  • Auto Guider Interface for astrophotography.
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.


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05 March 2018  | 

Looks a great scope and still setting it up, on a learning curve at the moment and enjoying the challenge.

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It's a solid choice
03 January 2017  | 

Nine months ago after doing a lot of research I decided to purchase this combination as everywhere I saw people commented that it was a good choice.

They were not wrong.

I've used mine as the workhorse for visual and astrophotography and one of the advantages to being an extremely popular mount and 'scope duo is there are so many expansion possibilities.

From going portable with the supplied syn scan hand controller to having computer controlled autoguiding and belt driven internals there are so many options to this setup.

Would highly recommend as it's light enough to use every time the night is clear yet heavy weight enough to be the backbone of some good astrophotography.


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