SkyWatcher Evostar-80ED DS-PRO Fluorite ED APO Refractor OTA
Skywatcher Evostar-80ED DS-PRO OTA
80mm (3.1") F/600mm Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope OTA (Optical Tube Assembly) with Dual-Speed Crayford Focuser, Di-Electric Star Diagonal and Aluminium Carrying Case
The new EVOSTAR DS-PRO Series ED Apochromatic refractors in their stunning Black-Diamond livery, house premium optics of the same quality and performance level as our now legendary Equinox series, making them superb instruments for both imaging and visual observations.
Apochromatic Refractors, due to their unobstructed, text-book like diffraction patterns, produce the sharpest, highest quality optical imaging available, bar-none, aperture for aperture, of any telescope optical system.
These high-end telescopes all feature a doublet objective lens. One element is made from premium Japanese Ohara FPL-53 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass, which virtually eliminates chromatic aberration to deliver true colour reproduction. Top quality Schott glass is utilized for the Crown element.
Each air-to-glass lens surface has exotic anti-reflection metallic coatings applied, to ensure optimum light through-put of approaching 99.5%!!
The proprietary Sky-Watcher “Metallic High-Transmission Coatings” (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class.
- Magnification with Eyepieces Supplied: x21
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x240
- Objective Lens Diameter: 80mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 600mm (f/7.5)
- Eyepiece Supplied (2"): 28mm LET
- 2”/50.8mm Di-Electric Star Diagonal
- Dual-Speed 11:1 2” Crayford Focuser (Backlash-Free)
- 9x50 Finderscope
- Aluminium Carrying Case with foam padding (please note, the case is designed to protect the telescope during shipping and is therefore offered as "free". We cannot provide replacement cases if marked or damaged, however the telescope itself is of course fully insured against any damage in transit).
- Multi-Coated Objective Lens Supplied with Tube Rings & Mounting Plate
- OTA weight: 2.5kg
- Tube length: 620mm
- Tube diameter: 100mm
- Lens shade / dew shield diameter: 115mm
SIMPLY THE STATE-OF-THE-ART
PRO-SERIES is the name for the new generation of professional quality telescopes and mounts of the Sky-Watcher range, targeted at the most discerning and critical observers.
PRO-SERIES products are manufactured to extremely high levels of optical and mechanical precision, undergoing very strict quality control procedures and testing by specially assigned technicians, to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance are consistently maintained.
ED APOCHROMATIC REFRACTORS
Premium quality, high performance telescopes for planetary and deep-sky observaions as well as astrophotography and CCD imaging. The two-element objevtive lens is fully multi-coated and utilises special, extra-low dispersion FPL-53 fluorite glass for the virtual elimination of false colour. Performance of these telescopes will both delight and surprise the most critical observer, and can be genuinely compared to Apochromatic telescopes of other brands in price brackets normally way beyond the reach of the average user.
ED APOCHROMATIC OPTICS
World Exclusive Co-Branding Agreement with Schott
Selected high-end Sky-Watcher telescopes benefit from the inclusion of Schott glass in their construction. Schott is the recognised world leader in glass utilised for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation and famous brand camera lenses. Sky-Watcher's parent company signed a worldwide exclusive telescope co-branding agreement with Schott in March 2008.Schott glass is currently present in the EVOSTAR-ED APO Refractors, the SKYMAX-150 & 180 PRO Maksutov-Cassegrains, EQUINOX ED APO Refractors and the EXPLORER-190MN PRO Maksutov-Newtonian
Ade Ashford Says about Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR DS-PRO ED Apochromatic Refractors
"While the traditional achromatic refractor offers good correction for chromatic aberration (false prismatic colours around bright objects), the discerning observer and astrophotographer will appreciate the near-perfect optical correction provided by the EVOSTAR DS-PRO series. Not only do these instruments look stunning in their black-diamond livery, but their objectives composed of Japanese FPL-53 ED and Schott crown glass will deliver image quality to match."
"Great all-round package...We were pleased to see the stat Altair pin-sharp across 85% of the field of view, with only slight trailing off near the edges...On deep-sky objects, the dual-speed Crayford focuser allowed us to gain fine, crisp views; particularly noteworthy was the Dumbell Nebula M27. The wide field of view also produced fine vistas of the Andromeda Galaxy...The focuser’s 1.25” adaptor had a nice touch: a DSLR camera attachment for imaging. Overall this telescope packs a lot of punch...a complete setup with lovely crisp optics"