EXPLORER-200PDS 200mm (8") f/5 Dual Speed Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope with EQ5 Mount
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-200PDS range of Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-200P, but with two significant advantages. A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimise performance for prime-focus photography. In addition, the Explorer-200PDS has a larger 58mm secondary mirror, for enhanced field illumination, compared to the Explorer-200P which has a 52mm secondary. Suitable for high-power Lunar and Planetary observations, double-star observations etc, the Explorer-200PDS is an 8-inch (200mm) reflecting telescope that is powerful enough to reveal many secrets of the night sky. It offers sharp and bright images, enabling you to view objects during the day, and dazzling sky-objects during the night. Our Explorer 200PDS Reflector Telescope is manufactured by Sky-Watcher, one of the most respected telescope manufacturers - products you can trust, representing great value for money. The telescope is mounted on a very strong stand.
- Powerful reflecting telescope
- 200mm diameter mirror
- Perfect for discovering the Night Sky (and more earthly subjects!)
- Parabolic Primary Mirror
- Complete Kit - Everything included
What we particularly like about the Explorer 200PDS telescope is that it achieves a very good trade-off between quality and price - the mirror is very large for a telescope in this price range, which results in highly-detailed images and wide ranges of view. The Explorer 200PDS enables amateur astronomists to discover a wealth of hidden secrets in the night sky, without costing the Earth! And, we have to admit, the remarkable quality of the images makes this telescope stand out from other telescopes in this price range.
- Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x36
- Highest Practical Power (Potential) x400
- Diameter of Primary Mirror 200mm
- Telescope Focal Length 1000mm (f/5)
- Eyepiece Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
- 9x50 Finderscope
- Parabolic Primary Mirror
- 2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
- 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
- EQ5 Equatorial Mount with 1.75" Stainless Steel Tripod
- 77% more Light-Gathering than 150mm
Sky Watcher is an American company and a leading manufacturer of high-quality telescopes and other optical products. We are able to supply not just the telescopes in the UK, but all Sky Watcher accesories and spare parts.SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS:
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
| I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value. Use them and enjoy them. Sir Patrick Moore CBE FR || |
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