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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 20 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: SkyWatcher Skyliner-200P/1200 Classic Telescope (Electronics)
This scope is fantastic. This is my second scope and the views are far superior to my Celesron 130mm EQ. You get a lot of power for your money and can easily see detail on Jupiter and fantastic views of deep sky objects.
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2011 16:01:05 BDT
Hello Nathan,
I have been using a small tabletop reflector (76mm) borrowed from a friend and have considered buying the Celestron 130mm EQ and the Skyliner 200P, due to budget and impatience, I am considering buying the Celestron 130EQ first to keep me occupied until I can afford this beautiful Skyliner, just out of curiousity how quick was it until you decided you needed a upgrade? It just I would like to see nice difference between what I have now and my first astro buy. Any of your views will be appreciated as you've "been there, done that",
Many thanks :)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2011 20:59:01 BDT
JDuu says:
I bought the 130mm Celestron and can say as an amateur its quite difficult to use because of properly aligning the equatorial mount. If I were you I would save for the Skyliner because you will find it a lot easier to use the dobsonian mount and will get a better image quality, especially as you are currently using a smaller version currently. One thing with astronomy, you get greedy!

Posted on 4 Feb 2012 15:10:13 GMT
Charles says:
So pleased I came across this review - I have been agonising over whether to buy the Celestron 130Q, like K. J. Wilkins, or whether to spend the extra amount and go for the step down from this particular model the: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skywatcher-SKYLINER-150P-PARABOLIC-DOBSONIAN-TELESCOPE/dp/B005KBR5P2/ref=pd_rhf_cr_p_t_3. What would be your recommendation? Quality of image is probably my priority; although I realise that with all mid-range models, the scope is not going to produce Hubble-esque images.

Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2012 13:34:46 GMT
Ben Emms says:
hi nathan. can you tell me how you find the motion of the base? i tried a 10" skyliner at a star party at the weekend and i found the motion was a bit sticky and jerky, not fluid and smooth. i have heard some reviewers online saying the same, have you noticed this at all?
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