Skywatcher BKP P200 DS



Product Features

The new Sky-Watcher BKP 200 OTAW Dual Speed incorporates superb mirror-set with two significant advantages. A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also, the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimize performance for prime-focus photography. Even better performance for astrophotography and visual use can be achieved when used in combination with Sky-Watcher’s Newtonian coma corrector.

Review on National Space & Astronomy Magazine, Espacio by Jon Teus, a well-known astrophotographer, and astronomer comparing Sky-Watcher P200/1000 vs. Celestron SC Edge HD-800.

Please read the article or download the original copies HERE.

For those who have a problem reading Spanish or simply enjoy graphics rather than boring texts, here is a quick summary. Recently, there has been a review released by JonTeus on Espacio, the national Spanish astronomy magazine,  that compares the Sky-Watcher P200/1000 with the new Celestron SC Edge HD-800. Jon Teus, who is a well-known astronomer that publishes articles every month in varies of astronomy magazines, decided to give these wildly different priced scopes a run. The brilliant new Celestron SC Edge HD-800 that retails for €1,500 made the very small difference when it came down to normal visual and photographic capabilities with the Sky-Watcher P200/1000 that retails for €350.  In fact, Sky-Watcher P200/1000 outperformed its competition in wide-field observations.  He also shared his thoughts about China manufacturers from poor, acceptable, to great lines of scopes; Sky-Watcher definitely produces one of the best lines of products out there.  If you are looking for fine details perhaps the €1500 Celestron SC Edge HD-800 could be for you, but for those who just want a great scope that performs just as well and most importantly won’t have to sell their liver to afford it, Sky-Watcher P200/1000 might just do the trick.

Optical Design Parabolic Newtonian Reflector
Optical Diameter 200mm
Focal Length 1000mm
F/Ratio f/5
Highest Practical Power 400x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 13.6
Finder Scope 8X50
Focuser Diameter 2″ dual speed, crayford
Eyepieces 2″-28mm
Tube Weight 8.75 kg
Tube Dimensions 240mm x 920mm
Shipping Weight 14 kg
Shipping Dimensions 106x40x46 cm3


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Skywatcher BKP P200 DS”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *