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Building the 200P telescope

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PaulM

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The 200P Skywatcher 8" Dobsonian telescope arrived in two large boxes, one containing the base, tools and screws etc and another containing the actual telescope\tube and accessories (viewfinder \ eyepieces)

Assembly of the base was straight forwards and all the tools required were provided - allen keys \ screwdriver - overall took around 20 mins and due to its size is a little cumbersome for a single person but not an issue - once built seems sturdy enough

Telescope was very well packaged (thankfully) so took this out and mounted it onto the base with ease

Fitted the eyepiece adapter and viewfinder and was done

I will be keeping the box the telescope\tube came in as I plan to travel to better viewing locations in North Wales

All in all 30 mins to unpack and build

Its a bit bulky and cumbersome to move around and pretty heavy but manageable

 

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