About this product
Part Number: 10196
Following the success of their Evostar ED series of doublet refractors, Sky-Watcher has released two new 'Evolux' ED doublet telescopes.
They are designed to appeal to astrophotographers looking for a compact telescope that performs well.
They will also please visual astronomers wanting a portable, widefield, grab-and-go telescope.
The doublet lens assembly includes one ED glass element, a matching Crown lens and Sky-Watcher's proprietary Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHTC). Sky-Watcher claim their new MHTC optical coatings are "... the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class, optimising light throughput up to 99.5%"!
The 2.4” dual-speed Rack & Pinion Focuser is better-made and more sturdy than the Crayford focuser fitted to Evostar telescopes, and it features an indexed drawtube.
The telescope is supplied in a foam-lined aluminium case with a 45mm dovetail bar, clamshell ring, and adjustable dew shield.
An optional 0.9x two-element focal reducer/field flattener is available, which includes an ED glass lens and adaptor/field rotator. When used with the Evolux 62ED, it results in a four-lens f/5.8 optical system with two ED elements.
Optical Design: ED Doublet Refractor, Air Spaced, Fully Multi-Coated
Objective Lens Diameter: 62mm
Telescope Focal Length: 400mm (f/6.45)
Focuser: Dual-Speed 2.4” Rack & Pinion Focuser with Indexed Drawtube
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
- 2" (50.8mm) Visual Adaptor with Compression Ring
- Clamshell Ring with 45mm Dovetail Mounting Bar
- Two fitted finderscope shoes (photos show only one, but two are supplied)
- Aluminium Foam-Lined Carrying Case
Does not include a star diagonal, finderscope or eyepieces.
|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |Excellent Sky-Watcher Evolux
09 March 2023 | David
First class FLO delivery and packaging as always.
There are lots of small refactors like this to choose from
Scope feels really good quality; like the fact it has 2 finder shoes; and focusser has a good feel.
Found that I could reach focus easily with my 1.25" diagonal; and ASI678.
For visual/Astrophotography use I have found the optics sharp and haven't really noticed any CA.
Nice, compact little scope that I have build into a portable imaging rig.
Very happy customer.
23 December 2022 | Martyn
Only just received skywatcher 62ED it's appears well made, all works, arrived fast . not had chance to test it yet,
A Quality Small APO Telescope
04 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
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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