Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro Outfit

Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro Outfit
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£469.00

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Model:  evostar_80ed_ds_outfit
Part Number:  10202
Brand:  Skywatcher

Skywatcher

Includes 2”/50.8mm Di-Electric Star Diagonal, 2" 28mm LES eyepiece, 9x50 finderscope and Aluminium case.

The Skywatcher Evostar 80 DS-PRO ED refractor sets the standard for optical performance at it's price and often outperforms more glamorous (expensive) telescopes costing considerably more. Features 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.

Skywatcher also offer an optically-matched 0.85x Focal Reducer/Flattener for astrophotography at f6.37.

Features

  • Objective Lens Diameter: 80mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 600mm (f/7.5)
  • Eyepiece Supplied (2"): 28mm LES
  • 2”/50.8mm Di-Electric Star Diagonal
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Dual-Speed 11:1 2” Crayford Focuser (Backlash-Free)
  • Fully Multi-Coated objective
  • Supplied with Tube Rings & Mounting Plate
  • Aluminium Carrying Case

 

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The extras in the box
Friday, 25 May 2018  | 

Read all the reviews, this is a great scope for th money.

However, what the blurb doesn’t tell you,is all the extras that come in the box.

There is a 2” to 1.25” adapter so you can use all your existing eyepieces.
There is also a 2” T ring camera adapter and a short extension tube.

All things I either did buy, or thought I’d have to buy extra, before opening the box


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A Great Scope
Friday, 27 April 2018  | 

I bought this scope after hearing great reviews from many people. Primarily this has been for visual use while I have been learning my way around the sky, but slowly I am turning it into a photography scope.

This has been a great scope for me for a couple of years, it is versatile and I can see it staying in my collection for a very long time.


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Great for astrophotgraphy beginners
Thursday, 26 April 2018  | 

This was my first telescope purchase with AP in mind. For the money it really is excellent. I get lovely visuals of the moon and planets (albiet small with the shortish focal length) and I have got some great AP pictures from it too. I've heard quite a bit of criticism about the focusser not up to the job of handling camera equipment, but I have yet to encounter any issues with my DSLR camera.

The only issue I have had is with the left focusser knob falling off. The screw that tightens secures it to the pin is too loose.

Overall I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a value for money astrophotgraphy refractor.


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Superb value
Saturday, 6 July 2013  | 

I bought this telescope with the aim of doing astrophotography.

I found it well made and loved the 10:1 focuser as it made getting precise focus very easy.

As for the optics, a lot of bang for the bucks. Clear clean views with little or no CA, I compared this to my Celestron 6SE and in many ways I find this scope has the edge in many areas.

The supplied 2 '' 28mm EP is a solid chunk of an eyepiece and surprisingly good.

I replace the straight through viewfinder with a right angle one, and for that reason I would downgrade the OTA to 4 stars.

It needs a minimum of an EQ5 mount.


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Wonderful for starting out
Friday, 22 February 2013  | 

I have had this scope for 2 weeks now and to my surprise have had a chance to get it out on 4 separate nights! I am using along with a HEQ5 and I have already captured very satisfying shots. For a beginner like my self I cannot recommend enough. Its easy to use, practically straight out of the box and go, the case is high quality and keeps everything free of dust. The eye piece supplied gives a great view if you are looking at using this for terrestrial viewing.
Very happy with it.


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Good optics, poor construction
Tuesday, 4 October 2011  | 

The build quality leaves something to be desired with this, most especially the drawtube which seems to commonly have been machined with the "flat" that the crayford focusser draws upon not being, in actual fact, flat.

This means that the grip of the focusser is much reduced and, possibly worse, variable depending on the focus point required.

The balance point, like all short tube refractors also resides under or very close to the focussing knobs making balance more difficult.

In short, consider something a little more upmarket if you want a scope to hold heavy eyepieces or DSLR bodies.

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