Review of Skywatcher Esprit 120

13 April 2012  |  Admin

This detailed Skywatcher Esprit 120 Review by Alan Dyer was recently published by 'SkyNews', the Canadian magazine of astronomy and stargazing. 

From the review:

"The Esprit 120 has a triplet objective with one element made of prized Ohara S-FPL53 glass. I compared its performance with high-end Officina Stellare and Astro-Physics 105mm and 130mm apos employing similar premium glass. Even at high magnifica- tion with a 3mm eyepiece, star images appeared just as sharp, aberration-free and colourless as the best. I was impressed.
On subzero (°C) nights once the telescope cooled down (after 30 to 45 minutes), it exhibited none of the aberration oddities I’ve seen in some test telescopes, effects created by cold temperatures pinching optics. This is evidence of the Esprit’s excellent lens cell design, the area where aspiring apos sometimes fall short."