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Acuter PRO-Series Waterproof 20-60X 80mm Spotting Scope 45-degre

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Acuter PRO-SERIES Waterproof 20-60x 80mm Spotting Scope (45° Angled)  

The superb ACUTER PRO-SERIES Waterproof Spotting Scopes are perfect for serious terrestrial observations. Optical performance is excellent, with all models delivering crisp, bright, sharp, high-resolution images, across the entire field of view. An 8-24mm Zoom eyepiece is included with each model as standard. The standard multi-coated zoom eyepiece and fixed magnification accessory eyepieces all offer generous eye-relief, and fold-back rubber eyecups, making them suitable for spectacle wearers. The objective lenses are multi-coated for maximum light transmission and image contrast. Six models are available with a choice of 65mm, 80mm or 100mm objective lens diameters and Straight or 45° viewing angles. Focusing is ultra-smooth and the telescope tubes are covered with a protective rubberized paint finish to help protect from the elements. A T2 camera adaptor (Prod.Code 947) is available for the attachment of either SLR or DSLR cameras, and can now be used in conjunction with the zoom eyepiece supplied. All models can be mounted on a standard photographic tripod via an integral tripod bush. All models supplied with quality padded carrying case. Colour/Material: Black/Grey Rubber, Rubberised Coating.

  • Objective Lens Diameter 80mm
  • Magnification 20x-60x (Zoom)
  • Supplied with Stay-On Case
  • Fully Multi-Coated

“The Acuter is certainly a smart-looking spotter. Focusing was very smooth to the touch and we didn’t spend a lot of time re-adjusting it after changing magnifications because it stayed pretty sharp. Stars remained clear across a good 80% of the wide 2 degree field of view …The colourful double star Algieba was nicely split at 60x, and this was the only spotter to cleanly split Castor, despite it being a closer pair. Saturn was rewarding, with rings cutting across the disc, and Titan could be seen nearby. All in all we found this spotter did a good job when turned to the heavens.”
BBC Sky At Night Magazine

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Graham Maxwell-Cox
Oct 13, 2015
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I ordered this 80mm scope primarily for use as a spotter for archery, but was also interested ini ts use for astronomy. It was delivered very promptly by courier and in one piece despite a recent Astronomy Conference causing some delay!. Thank you for that.

Advantages: For me the scope worked well as an archery spotter over some 30m range (long garden) offering a good clear view of all of the target at x20 and an excellent view of the gold for those who group their arrows there! At 30 m I would say the magnification is a little high, but clearly at 50 -100m range it will prove excellent.
The focussingi s smooth (if a little lengthy) but does not disturb the scope when operated with a single finger..
The finish to scope is very good, feels robust, and is unlikely to slip out of your hands. There is an integral fixed hood to keep some sun out. (The fron lens is set back). The mounting is fixed (no rotation), but angle is easily changed with a standard tripod head to view from the side. Image is large and clear.

Disadvantages: I would say there are few disadvantages to this model, and it is inexpensive! (I happliy spend £1000- £2000 on L-series lenses for canon a SLR). - and there lies the problem in quality. Viewing stars and planets recently, I became aware of the chomatic aberration from the lens train in the scope, and I am not used to seeing that! So viewing astronomical objects with the scope is somewhat limited by the colour splitting on sharp objects. Having said that I did get a good view of the moon x60 where I saw more detail than I have seen since working with professional telescopes decades ago! Not a bad product at at all!
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