Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTA
Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTASky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTASky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTA
Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTASky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTA

...It's a very short tube system, and the dew shield is removable, all of which adds up to a great get-up-and-go-anywhere telescope... Overall, the Evostar 72ED DS-Pro was a satisfying, lightweight scope to use. BBC Sky at Night Magazine, July 2018 - Read full review

About this product

Model:  sw_evostar_72ed
Part Number:  10201

New 72ED Doublet Refractor from Sky-Watcher

This high-end Evostar-72ED features a doublet objective lens with one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element. 

Each air-to-glass surface has multiple anti-reflection coatings applied to ensure optimum light transmission, approaching 99.5%! 

Sky-Watcher proudly claim their proprietary 'Metallic High-Transmission Coatings' (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class. 

An optically-matched 0.85x reducer is available for imaging at f4.9! 

(Please note the Evostar-72ED Apo has a different objective lens glass combination to the Evostar-80ED/100ED/120ED models). 


  • 216x Highest Practical Power (Potential)
  • 72mm Objective Lens Diameter
  • 420mm (f/5.8) Focal Length
  • Dual-Speed 2” Crayford Focuser 11:1 ratio (Backlash-Free)
  • Multi-Coated Objective Lens 
  • Sky-Watcher “Metallic 99.5% High-Transmission Coatings” (MHC) on all air to glass surfaces
  • Standard Sky-Watcher / Vixen Style Finderscope Shoe
  • Tube Rings & 45mm Dovetail Bar (with 1/4-20 tripod threads)
  • Removable Dewshield
  • Weight 1955g
  • Length 42cm
  • Aluminium Carrying Case (with compartments for additional accessories) - Approximately 28x52x17cm.
  • Supplied without Eyepiece, Finderscope and 2" Star Diagonal

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Skywatcher Evostar 72ED
Tuesday, 7 September 2021  | 

Really delighted with this purchase, super quick delivery from FLO. Fantastic price. Well packaged as per Skywatcher's usual standards. Looking forward to clear skies.

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Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTA
Thursday, 14 January 2021  | 

Bought this to use with an AZ-GTI mount as a grab and go system - both at home and when away under darker skies than we get in Bristol. Both sit nicely on a heavy duty photo tripod.

The telescope looks very well made, fits well in it's case, feels as if it will be very secure when carried about. Impressed by the telescopes' lightness. The focuser was better than I expected, very smooth and feels solid. DSLR photography definitely an option. I really like the screw in lens cap, much better than the plastic one on my ED120

As per Flo's promise, it came very quickly with just a touch of light snow the day after and not a star visible in the sky since it arrived - how do they do it?

So I have examined a number of distant TV arials through a variety of eyepieces/barlows from about 13x to about 200x and I am impressed by how easily it focusses and how sharp the view is. I think that there is a tiny amount of fringing at the highest magnifications, but I'm looking at a small grey object against a grey background at anything up to 200m away in conditions that can only be described as murky. I think that it will be just the job as a portable lunar and wide field instrument. It'll be practical to leave it set up in the garage so that I can walk it out for a quick look at something thats in the sky when the conditions or the time I have available make putting up a bigger scope/mount pointless.

So very pleased, though it would be possible if I felt mean to dock a half star for the very short dovetail bar and the not very nice visual back, both of which I have replaced

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Speed of Light Delivery
Friday, 11 September 2020  | 

The shipment from UK to Sweden was like Speed of Light..ordered friday morning got wednesday at 12am, beat that!

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Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED
Tuesday, 1 September 2020  | 

Items well packed, waiting for clear skies and other parts. camera rotator. I highly recommend flo.

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Very pleased
Thursday, 13 August 2020  | 

This is a beautifully made scope, really sharp and with good contrast.

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Evostar72 ED Review
Saturday, 25 July 2020  | 

Superb telescope . It is giving great widefield images of Deep sky objects like NGC7000 and IC1396. Perfect guiding with the Evoguide50 guidescope.. Exposures of up to 10 min or more are now possible On my NEQ6 Pro mount. Overall a great little scope .. I highly recommend it....

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Sharp as a tack
Wednesday, 22 July 2020  | 

Having limited opportunity to use the scope due to foul weather, at last I got a chance to image NEOWISE. With a DSLR attached focusing was way easier than with my various camera lenses. Tracking on a Skywatcher Star Adventurer I took a series of 20 seconds subs. The result, when stacked, was amazing. I also took a couple of shots of the double cluster. As well as being incredibly sharp the stars exhibited their colours clearly! The weather has closed in once more but I can't wait to get imaging again with this amazing little scope.

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Skywatcher Evostar72ED ds pro telescope.
Wednesday, 8 July 2020  | 

I've not tried it out yet due to nights being too bright and doesn't get dark enough here durening the summer months. This little telescope is light weight and small that makes it very portable telescope for those who like travelling around. It can even go in backpack for camping under a clear dark sky well away from street lights and light pollution. I found out this little telescope can photograph the horsehead nebula in Orion! Telescope feels well made and my only complaint is the dovetail bar is too small as it should come with larger one when bought new and this the reason why I give 4 stars. First light optics is superb and they deliver fast and when you need advice they help you!

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Outstanding value with quick results
Friday, 26 June 2020  | 

Package arrived well packaged protecting case and scope. The day went well and night skies were clear but summer solstice in London was not ideal conditions. Saturn and Jupiter rose after midnight. With 8mm plus Barlow I saw cloud bands on Jupiter plus 5 planets and Saturn with rings plus 1planet - it blew my mind. Never have I seen such clear views. As a relative newbee I feel a pro now. Now where's those nebula?

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Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTA
Sunday, 7 June 2020  | 

Fantastic value for money! It is a great wide-field grab and go telescope.

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Q1. What is the tube diameter?

75mm for the main body, around 90mm for the dew shield section.

Q2. Can you recommend a longer dovetail that makes it easier to balance the telescope?

The Astro Essentials 'Short' dovetail works well:
And a set of these screws (Sky-Watcher's 72ED's tube-rings use different screws to the other ED scope's).
The dovetail fits the the 72ED tube-rings perfectly and makes it easier to balance the telescope.

Q3. How much does it weigh?

It weights around 1.95kg with rings and dovetail but without any other accessories.

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