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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 ...
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 ...
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
Main Mirror Size = 8" (20 ...
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 ...
Advantages: Excellent image, looks great, many objects to modify image. Disadvantages: Not so durable nor sturdy, but it gets the job done.
I bought this telescope recently, and I have to say, it is impressive quality, you can see the craters on the moon very clearely, great for beginner astronomers like myself.
This telescope is great for people who want to see the moon or one of the planet ...