About this product
Part Number: 10196
Building on the foundation of the popular Evostar line of doublet ED refractors, Sky-Watcher has developed the all-new Evolux ED series.
Designed for the discerning astrophotographer looking for a lightweight scope that still packs a punch. Naturally, Evolux ED models offer excellent performance for visual use too. Evolux ED models have key upgrades in the optics and the mechanics, making them the perfect fit for a widefield grab-and-go setup.
Evolux ED apochromatic doublet refractors are the perfect blend of superior extra-low dispersion glass and affordability. The doublet lens assembly utilises a proprietary combination of optically matched lenses, including one ED lens element, that delivers sharp stars with charcoal-black, contrast-rich skies, whilst virtually eliminating false colour.
All lens elements feature Sky-Watcher's proprietary Metallic High-Transmission Coatings™ (MHTC™) which are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class, optimising light throughput to up to 99.5%!
The Evolux-62ED can also be used as a deluxe guidescope.
The Evolux-62ED comes in a foam-lined aluminum case with a 2.4-inch 11:1 dual-speed rack-and-pinion focuser, 45mm dovetail bar, clamshell ring, and adjustable dew shield.
An optional 0.9x two-element focal reducer/field flattener, which includes one ED lens element and adaptor/field rotator is available separately, which when combined makes the Evolux-62ED into a four-lens optical system comprising two ED elements!
Optical Design: Apochromatic ED Doublet Refractor, Air Spaced, Fully Multi-Coated
Objective Lens Diameter: 62mm
Telescope Focal Length: 400mm (f/6.45)
Focal Length with optional 0.9x Reducer/Flattener: 360mm (f/5.8)
Field of View with optional 0.9x Reducer/Flattener: 5.09°
Tube Length Retracted/Extended: 295mm/370mm
OTA Weight: 2.5kg with supplied accessories
Dual-Speed 2.4” Rack & Pinion Focuser with Indexed Drawtube
2" (50.8mm) Visual Adaptor with Compression Ring
Clamshell Ring with 45mm Dovetail Mounting Bar
Supplied with two fitted finderscope shoes (Note: Photos only one)
Supplied without Star Diagonal, Finderscope or Eyepieces
Aluminium Foam-Lined Carrying Case
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |A Quality Small APO Telescope
Saturday, 4 June 2022 | Nadeem
I have to agree with the 1st reviewer! The build quality is premium heavy, much better then the build quality of my previous scope the Evostar 72ED. Skywatcher have upped their game!
The Evolux 62ED comes with two finderscope shoes, one I can mount my 30mm Guidescope and the other to mount my Mini PC, which means my setup can be neater running smaller cables.
I like the idea of having a Rack & Pinion focuser attached with two locking thumbscrews on either side. The matching flattener/reducer comes with a camera rotator which is of premium quality (which is at additional cost). The dewshield has a nice finish to it with a couple of thumbscrews to hold in place.
The first image I took was of NGC6811, no false colour or blue bloat was noticed. So don't get too hung up if the glass is not specified. It's a premium scope - Especially when both sides of the drawtube reads: Exclusive Design by OL (Lichtenknecker Optics).
Fantastic scope. I much prefer this to my Redcat 51
Tuesday, 29 March 2022 | Gary
The build quality is fantastic. Optically very good indeed. Focusing is great and it has two focus locks.
First imaging test was Double Cluster in Perseus. All stars across the image were pin sharp and showed good colour.
II have no problems with autoguiding on my AZ-GTi mount on my portable rig. An excellent telescope.
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