The Skyliner 200’s flat-packed base is really easy to build and set up, and comes with excellent instructions….The optics were sharp across 80% of the 1 degree field of view….We were very pleased with the appearance of al the test objects – we even managed to find the Crab Nebula, M81 and M82 in near-full Moonlight, whereas the other scopes were struggling. Under darker skies the Double Cluster had that ‘Wow’ factor when it was once centred the usage of the 25mm eyepiece, as did M35. The Pleiades (M45) was once just a little too large to slot in the field of view, but the principle central stars looked stunning….Turning to Saturn, the view in point of fact took our breath away: we saw five moons, a clear-cut Cassini Division and a colour difference between the A and B rings. Not only that, but Saturn also displayed a prominent belt – with this scope planetary detail is in no way compromised….Fans of deep-sky observing would indisputably find the Skyliner satisfying….The Skyliner was once a joy to make use of.
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x406
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 203mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/5.91)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25″): 10mm & 25mm