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Skywatcher F5 102mm ST refractor telescope.

Advantages: Small, lightweight, low cost, ease of use.
Disadvantages: Build quality could be a little better (minor)

To understand this telescope, you will need to understand certain terms that astronomers use. I will try and expain things as we go along, but this is a fairly long review. Stay with me, OK ? *** Background : I have always been into astronomy, and ha ...

g8ina 05.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Sky-Watcher Star Travel 102

A great telescope if I ever looked through one

Advantages: stunning, nuf said
Disadvantages: not many really

When I looked in the catalogues they said that everyone (everyone interested in such things atleast) should have this telescope. They were right!!! It restores you faith in humanity to see an honest review in a catalogue. This telescope is Great! It's che ...

cidare 02.04.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Sky-Watcher Star Travel 102

Skywatcher 200 F/5 HEQ5

Advantages: High quality optics, a very sturdy mount, Built in precise drives & Heavy.
Disadvantages: No bubble leveller on mount, No manual & Heavy

Skywatcher Explorer 200 F/5 & HEQ5 Mount As this telescope comes in two parts (the scope - the mount) and each part is available separately, I've written two reviews, one for each. Firstly the Scope ***Specifications*** Main Mirror Size = 8" (20 ...

ant_emberson 11.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Sky-Watcher Explorer 200 F/5

Great scope for the keen amateur

Advantages: Large aperture, reasonably portable, good optics, dual axis drive on motorised model
Disadvantages: Polar alignment scope difficult to use, heavy but necessary counter weights

The large aperture on this scope gives it good light gathering capacity enabling you to the see further fainter objects that smaller aperture scopes don't. It's well built and keeps its collimation if treated right. The optics are great giving sharp cle ...

orbiter 21.02.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Sky-Watcher Explorer 200 F/5

Gone birding!!!

Advantages: Clarity, choice of lens, colour, brightness and price
Disadvantages: Avoid the zoom eye piece...

Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED Angled body Introduction For the uninitiated a Fieldscope is a telescope used for nature spotting and particularly bird watching. Generally sold with zoom type eyepieces and used with a tripod for stability, these wi ...

mcc28 28.10.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Nikon Fieldscope ED82