About this product
Part Number: 10197
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-82ED 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-82ED into a four-lens optical system comprising two ED elements!
Optical Design: Apochromatic ED Doublet Refractor, Air Spaced, Fully Multi-Coated
Objective Lens Diameter: 82mm
Telescope Focal Length: 530mm (f/6.45)
Focal Length with optional 0.9x Reducer/Flattener: 477mm (f/5.8)
Field of View with optional 0.9x Reducer/Flattener: 4.34°
Tube Length Retracted/Extended: 425mm/580mm
OTA Weight: 2.92kg 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 show only one)
Supplied without Star Diagonal, Finderscope or Eyepieces
Aluminium Carrying Case
|Average Rating (1 Review): |
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 | Brian
This is a really nice little refractor! 😀 I am so pleased with it. You can tell as soon as you open the case that it has been constructed to the highest quality. Very aesthetically pleasing, with a great combination of white, green and silver colours.
Unless you want to view the moon, then there isn't much to see this time of year (middle of June) as the skies are so bright. So I have been using the Evolux as a daytime birdwatching/nature spotting scope. I am doing this in combination with a Baader 2" to 1.25" adapter and a William Optics 1.25" 45° correcting prism. This gives fabulous clear views.
I have got the telescope mounted on a Fotomate VT-680-222R tripod. I used two 1/4" screws and attached them from the quick release plate into the threaded/tapped holes on the SW dovetail bar. Then that easily goes on and off the tripod. It was more secure this way, just one screw left it slightly loose.
There is a really smooth rack & pinion focuser with fine adjusting, should you need it.
I hope this review has helped to make your decision. I have been helped many times by customer reviews, so I thought I should return the favour. 🙂
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