These instruments offer an incredible aperture-to-price ratio. The Dobsonian mount, popularized by John Dobson in the late 1970's, is a very simple but effective method of mounting a Newtonian Reflector, based on the alt-azimuth principle.
The Skyliner 200’s flat-packed base is very 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 all the test objects
One of our most popular Dobsonian telescopes because it is generally considered to be the largest aperture solid tube Dobsonian that can still be comfortably setup and moved around the garden single-handed.
The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER range are standard Newtonian reflectors of excellent quality ranging in aperture from a respectable 130mm to an incredible light-gulping 250mm aperture, catering for astronomers of all levels.