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Model: evostar_100ed_dsBrand: Skywatcher
The EVOSTAR DS-PRO Series ED Apochromatic refractors in their new Black-Diamond livery feature the same premium optics as the Skywatcher Equinox series, making them superb instruments for both imaging and visual observations.
These high-end telescopes feature Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion glass for the ED element, which virtually eliminates chromatic aberration, and top quality German Schott glass for the matching Crown element.
I've had this scope a couple of months now and I think it's lovely A 4" refractor is a nice instrument and it's short enough to work well on my AZ4 mount without torque issues (and is very solid on my HEQ5). Views of the moon and planets are satisfying, as are star clusters and brighter DSO (from my urban garden) and it's excellent for white light solar viewing with the right filters - though of course it can't compete with a much larger telescope, e.g. my 10" F6 Newt gives much better views, but I get this scope out 10 times for every 1 times I bother with the big one. I didn't get this scope primarily to do DSO astrophotography but the included FR means it's not out of the question in the future and the DS focuser is handy for that too. It works well for full disc lunar and solar DSLR imaging though.
Thanks martin for you words of wisdom, the rest of your staff and fed ex for a fantastic service .having ordered only 24hrs ago fed ex turn up with a big box, big smiles...as for the scope i have to wait for a gap in the clouds to test proper ,its a fantasticly specced tube for the price. Thanks again flo
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