What troubles did you have with the 1.25" Barlow? Customer reviews. Something like this is what I'm talking about: It allows you to use multiple finders, including a red-dot or laser. Media Gallery for Skywatcher Skyliner 250p Flextube Synscan Goto Refine your search Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Hi everyone, just had my first night of viewing and it was pretty cool. I personally wouldn't recommend a kit. Most people complain about the azimuth bearing on the SWs, but to me the alt bearings present a far greater problem. I just got a 32mm 2" 70* eyepiece and had a blast last night checking these and other DSO's with the wide fov., with my C8 Sct. For starters, Barlows are cheap, especially used. You currently have javascript disabled. No biggie, I made this same mistake in one of my first threads. I'll definitely consider the Meade, I'll try to post more and hopefully find a used one as the used eyepiece market is lacking in my area. I ended up putting it over my head to block out light from the neighbors place so it worked for something lol. Edited by MasterYoda, 19 June 2020 - 03:33 PM. Still need to collimate my scope which I'm going to attempt to do when I get home in a few days, last couple nights have just been messing around getting used to everything being reversed, the collimation laser just arrived at my house. Sky-Watcher Skyliner 250P FlexTube Dobsonian £529.00 (1 Review) 2 year warranty ... Astrozap light shroud for Sky-Watcher FlexTube Tweet ... Model: SWskyliner250pxFlexTube Part Number: 10157. Point toward Sagittarius and you can't miss finding things even scanning. Truss-tube version of the Skyliner 250P. I have a double. Thank you very much Chris, I was going to inquire about a cover as I tried wrapping a towel around the truss with no success. The 32mm 2" sounds like a great idea as well, the larger FOV sounds nice. So you might be ok as long as you avoid the "shorty" Barlows. You can also pick up some pretty good eyepieces in that price range on the classifieds as well, including the Meades. This was with a "shorty" Barlow, though. I'm definitely getting a Barlow that'll likely be on of my first purchases unless someone suggest a kit with a Barlow included. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. First Light Optics LtdUnit 7 Budlake UnitsBudlake RoadMarsh Barton Trading EstateExeter, DevonEX2 8PY, Company No. Average Rating (1 Review): Write a Review and share your opinions! Thanks vdog sorry about the mix up, I completely missed the username lol. Oh, and BTW, the name that appears above the row of stars is a rating associated with the number of posts a user has made, not a handle. I for one would happily pay a premium for a flextube design tube on a rocker box with a decent set of bearings!! Simple, expensive, effective. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Saw lots of stars but didnt spot any DSOs unfortunately, Ill have to use Stellarium to seek one out the next clear night however I am surprised I couldnt see anything resembling a DSO (Bortle 4 apparently). I'll keep in mind what you've said about pupil size and f-ratio, I'm 26 and my eyes are in good shape so maybe I can get away with something with a larger exit pupil but I'll likely stick to what you suggested. I used to have that same scope and I second the shroud recommendation, especially if there are ground-level light sources where you're observing. M4/M6/M7/M10/M12/M14/M11/M8/M20/M17/M22/ and others should have you grinning wide. As far as eyepieces go, there are good options at every budget level. It's a great value. SW have been making these for God knows how long and yet to the best of my knowledge they have never attempted to upgrade or modernize the bearings in any way. If their is a good kit I can get for under $500 CAD ($370 US) I would be very interested in that as well. I would have loved so much to have been able to award 5 stars to this. It is simplicity itself to set up, holds collimation well and Synta tubes normally have decent mirrors which, frankly, will show you all there is to be seen 99 times out of a 100 under turbulent UK skies! Your eyes may be able to handle 6mm+ exit pupils, but they may not. You are free to manage these via your browser settings at any time. Choose your book when you subscribe to BBC Sky at Night Magazine today! Failing this a more permanent fix which may be more effective is to replace the plastic bearings with virgin ptfe tube. 5892293VAT No. There are a number of fairly simple fixes for the az bearings, but for alt it is not so straightforward. I have located some of this but it will cost around 50 quid unless I can persuade them to supply me with a shorter length! I should add that I'm not doing astrophotography, yet! Home  >  Telescopes  >  Skywatcher  >  Dobsonians, Model:  SWskyliner250pxFlexTubePart Number:  10157. 4.5 ... Sky-Watcher includes two 1.25-inch eyepieces – a 10mm and a 25mm Plössl – both of which worked very well. Astrozap makes a great one that you can leave on when you collapse it. SkyWatcher Skyliner-250PX FlexTube review. Typically, you want at least one "low" (between 20-30mm), "medium" (10-20mm), and "high" magnification (5-8mm). I can use 1.25 or 2" eyepieces, the more variety and stuff I'm able to see the better. Being able to leave it on when collapsed is a huge benefit IMO. A light shroud can be of great benefit for a truss tube dob to keep the light out of the tube (improves contrast). If you don't have Goto, these will be easier to find as some are visible even naked eye. 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