The Sky-Watcher Evostar 80 DS-PRO ED refractor sets the standard for optical performance at it's price and often outperforms more expensive telescopes costing considerably more. Features an Ohara FPL-53 extra-low dispersion glass ED element, which virtually eliminates chromatic aberration.
Fitted with Sky-Watcher's dual-speed Crayford focuser.
Note: To achieve this price we are splitting the 80ED DS PRO bundle into individual components so the telescope will be delivered in our own box and packaging.
Officially sourced UK stock with full manufacturer's warranty.
Telescope, tube-rings, Vixen-type dovetail mounting bar & Aluminium case.
|Average Rating (8 Reviews): |
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 | Joseph
I used this scope for many years I found very little evidence of chromatic aberration. The view were razor sharp, but the supplied eyepiece is worth upgrading. If your serious about doing astrophotography, it is worth getting the field flattener/reducer.
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 | Bourgeois
I am very happy with this quality telescope, at a more than competitive price!
FLO service is always on top
Thursday, 25 July 2019 | Roope
I bought this telescope for astrophotography and bird photography. The views are super sharp and full of contrast. This is sharper than my old canon 400mm f5.6L. Before I also had old blue and gold versions of this telescope. This one is the best of them.
Best telescope for this budget! Fast service! 5*
Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Andrei
Before this telescope I used a SkyWatcher 6" 150/750 f5 Newtonian and I was really happy with that for visual, but not so much for imaging. I was looking for a smaller refractor that I could use for wider field of view and sharper and crisper results. The difference it's just WOW! Even for visual observations, it's breathtaking! Because the telescope design is different what and how you see through this telescope it's absolutely amazing. For me it was like upgrading a TV from SD to 4K
The price is very good for a 80mm doublet refractor with FPL-53 glass.
Thursday, 20 September 2018 | Michael
Great service from First Light Optics.
Can highly recommend.
Saturday, 28 April 2018 | Kriss
I bought this as I really wanted to explore astrophotography and I have not been disappointed. I am still learning but so far have found this scope to be excellent
Skywatcher ed80 refractor
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | Steven
Good advice, rapid delivery, superbly packed, thank you
Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro OTA
Saturday, 3 February 2018 | Kevin
arrived well packed, very quick delivery. frist night out with the 80ED the views of the moon were fantastic sharp and clear. if you're looking for a telescope for astro photography this a must have. just one problem if you have a QHY183 CCD you will need a very long extension tube about 3 to 4" to get focus. cannon DSLR focus no problem.
focusing is quick and easy with the crayford. fantastic little telescope 5 stars