Sky-Watcher Explorer 250P-DS OTA

Sky-Watcher Explorer 250P-DS OTA

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About this product

Model:  sw_250p_ds
Part Number:  10221

Optical Tube Assembly

The new Skywatcher Explorer-250P DS has the same superb parabolic primary mirror as the original Explorer-250P 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. 



  • 250mm Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • Telescope Focal Length 1200mm (f/4.7)
  • 1.25"/2" Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 56% more Light-Gathering than 200mm
  • Eyepiece Supplied 2" 28mm long-eye-relief
  • Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x43
  • 9x50 Finderscope

Customer reviews

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10 January 2022  | 

This thing is a light bucket, I had been doing some astrophotography temporarily using a skywatcher 50ED when I realised that the Celestron 130EQ doesnt have the range of focus to work with a camera, I had some minor success with long exposures to get some detail of the Orion nebula.
My first attempt with the 250PDS & guiding I didnt really know what I was doing and I thought I had a number of 2 minute long exposures, I turns out I messed it right up and what I had was a bunch of 1 second exposures. Those 1 second exposures showed a lot more detail than anything else I had been able to get just due to the amount of light it collects.
It is a big heavy monster to move around but with the image quality I am getting I dont mind.
The construction is solid but the instructions that come with it are totally useless & I havent tried the finder scope that comes with it as I have a 50ED.
Very pleased with the scope and the service from FLO

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Sky-Watcher Explorer 250P-DS OTA.
15 July 2021  | 

Great service and speedy delivery from FLO, I haven't used the scope yet as I am making a Dob mount for it but it looks a great piece of kit, and I cant wait until its up and running.

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18 June 2018  | 



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Q1. What is the weight please?

The weight is 14.4 kg

Q2. Does it come with a 2" to 1.25" adapter?

Yes, the 2" focuser comes with a 2" to 1.25" adapter included for use with 1.25" accessories.

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