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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

Start the ball rolling PLEASE

Advantages: We need info to help each other
Disadvantages: I got money and dont know what to spend it on

Ok honestly first...this is not really a review at all, i know this is not what CIAO is really for but I need help. I have been looking around for a telescope and its getting a little confusing, it then struck me that i had not even thought to check CIAO ...

JasperUK 04.07.2001 · Read full review

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