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Hi welcome to the forum.

As far as comparisons go you need to compare the Omegon with this https://telescop-expert.ro/dobson-skywatcher-skyliner-203-1200-pyrex_100102

They will then have the same size mirror and light gathering capacity.

 

I have the 203mm Skywatcher and it is great. I don't know what the Omegon one is like but do have some Omegon kit which is very good. I would not be surprised if the telescopes are made in the same factory on the same production line. Either way they will both be a great telescope with good light catching properties from a fairly non-light polluted location.

 

Dobsonian telescopes are really easy to use and all you have to do is point where you want to look and focus. The secondary mirrors can dew up as they are close to the open aperture but this can be mitigated by putting a dew shield onto the telescope.

 

I'm not sure what a dewshield translates to in Romanian but I'm sure you can find one.

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Thanks! I am coparing those to because i have found them both at nearbly same price, at the limit of my budget. i don't know if i should go with a world knowed brand and smaller aperture(150mm) or an less knowed brand with a bigger one(200mm). It is my first touch with astronomy. Can you give me an advice?

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Unfortunately I have no experience with this type of telescope and so I can’t advise you on them, but I would like to say welcome to the forum. I have found the folks on here to be very helpful and I am sure others with more knowledge than me will give you some advice.

 

It may help if you mentioned weather your interest was purely to observe or weather you had any desires to enter into Astro Photography.

 

Either way, I wish you every success with your entry into Astronomy.

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2 hours ago, Marmot said:

Unfortunately I have no experience with this type of telescope and so I can’t advise you on them, but I would like to say welcome to the forum. I have found the folks on here to be very helpful and I am sure others with more knowledge than me will give you some advice.

 

It may help if you mentioned weather your interest was purely to observe or weather you had any desires to enter into Astro Photography.

 

Either way, I wish you every success with your entry into Astronomy.

Thanks! 
Being my first telescope I mainly want to observe the sky, but later, after I understand the basics I would like to try some kind of astrography, only with my phone and one of those two telescopes I think.

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AFAIK Omegon (Astroshop) don't make anything and just re-brand. One thing to watch with entry level Newtonians is if they have adequate focusers. 

 

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The focuser on my TS Optics (GSO) is a pretty decent single speed Crayford. Many entry level scopes have flimsy or cheaply made focusers even if the OTA and optics are fine. My 150mm, f/6 Newtonian is basically entry level but the GSO focuser is pretty smooth for a single speed.

 

 

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Thanks! It is really useful!

7 hours ago, Nightspore said:

AFAIK Omegon (Astroshop) don't make anything and just re-brand. One thing to watch with entry level Newtonians is if they have adequate focusers. 

 

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The focuser on my TS Optics (GSO) is a pretty decent single speed Crayford. Many entry level scopes have flimsy or cheaply made focusers even if the OTA and optics are fine. My 150mm, f/6 Newtonian is basically entry level but the GSO focuser is pretty smooth for a single speed.

 

 

 Both of them are equipped with a Crayford 2 inch focuser. I think it is a good one from what I read. So you are telling me omegon is less or more like skywatcher(quality I mean)?

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5 minutes ago, Andreiiorg said:

Thanks! It is really useful!

 Both of them are equipped with a Crayford 2 inch focuser. I think it is a good one from what I read. So you are telling me omegon is less or more like skywatcher(quality I mean)?

 

Sky-Watcher is the trading name of the Synta Technology Corporation of Taiwan who manufacture on the Chinese mainland at Suzhou Synta Optical Technology Co., Ltd.

 

Many Synta products are sold under other names, such as Orion and Celestron. Orion (USA) are a distributor not a manufacturer and Celestron are now owned by Synta. Orion and Celestron eyepieces can be made by almost any OEM.

 

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The three Maksutov catadioptric scopes above are all Synta. The black ones are Sky-Watcher and the red one is 'Orion'. These can also be sold as Celestron and Levenhuk.

 

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The 'Omegon' 90mm Mak above is not Synta made. I know that these have been sold under other brand names but I don't know who actually make them. It's not anywhere near as good as the red Orion 90mm Synta Mak.

 

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I was quite disappointed in its performance and build quality.

 

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The Synta-built 90mm 'Orion' above was about the same price as the Omegon but is far superior in build and performance. As a whole 'Sky-Watcher' scopes are Synta-built. I don't know about Omegon. I do know they don't manufacture anything of their own. This 'StellaLyra' is actually made by GSO. Just like my 'TS Optics' Newtonian.

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