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Sky-Watcher Explorer 200PDS OTA


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The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-200PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-200P Black Diamond Series, 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.

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Delivery In 1-5 Days*

£ 369.00 Tax included

1-5 Days UK Delivery*

Data sheet

Optical Design Newtonian
Aperture 8 inch
Focal Length 1000 mm
Focal Ratio F5
Finderscope 9x50

More info

Even better performance for astro-photography and visual use can be achieved when used in combination with Sky-Watcher’s Newtonian coma corrector (Prod.Code 20233)

Standard Specification:

  • 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

  • 77% more Light-Gathering than 150mm

Our view

The standard f/5 version of the evergreen 200P but with a dual speed Crayford focuser. Not as wide a field for imaging as the f/4 Quattro, but on the other hand, not as much coma off axis. 


Budget for a good quality coma corrector – essential. Preferably, one that does not alter the focal length of the telescope. Construct a matt black dew shield of some 300mm in length. This will help to draw cool air up through the telescope passively, and also decrease light reflections around the secondary position.

OTA Shipping Carton: 105 x 40 x 45cm  Weight  12 Kg

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