Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED DS-Pro OTA
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...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). 

FEATURES

  • 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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Customer reviews

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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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skywatcher 72ed
Wednesday, 3 June 2020  | 

i have a skywatcher 200pds and i wanted a small refractor, after lots of reading i settled on this amazing scope, i bought this in December last year and it hasn't let me down.
i'm not sure what it is like for visual as both scopes are used for Astrophotography but for what i need it for it is great.


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Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED
Sunday, 26 January 2020  | 

This little refractor telescope is absolutely incredible. On the few clear nights I've had I've taken photos of Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, Horsehead & Flame nebula, Pleiades and planning more whenever we next get a clear night! The aluminium carry case it comes in is a nice addition and is great for storage or if you're travelling. The overall quality of the scope is second to none and is an absolute steal for less than 300! The field flattener and M48 adapter is absolutely critical for DSLR astrophotography.


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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:
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/dovetails-saddles-clamps/astro-essentials-dovetail-bars.html
And a set of these screws (Sky-Watcher's 72ED's tube-rings use different screws to the other ED scope's).
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/misc/m6-bolts-x2-suitable-for-sky-watcher-st80-tube-rings.html
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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