Apochromatic Refractors offer the best solution for smaller instruments, due to their unobstructed clear aperture, text-book like diffraction patterns, they will produce the sharpest, highest quality optical images available, aperture for aperture, of any telescope optical system.
BBC Sky at Night magazine 4.5 star rating
Looking for a multitasking scope thats as good for viewing as for imaging?
With our reliable 26mm eyepiece we found Regulus pin sharp across three quarters of the view with some distortion towards the edges. Overall the view was good with pleasing colour correction.
Extra Low Dispersion Glass
This premium Evostar 72ED Apo features a doublet objective lens, with one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element. The finest quality Schott glass is utilised for the important Crown element. Colour correction in refractors often suffers with lesser designs but ED glass controls aberrations resulting in excellent colour correction in the Evostar 72ED.
Each air-to-glass objective lens surface has exotic anti-reflection metallic coatings applied, to ensure optimum light transmission approaching 99.5% and excellent contrast. Complete with a transport and storage case making this an ideal quality travel refractor. The 2" dual speed focuser is smooth and precise and benefits both visual observers and astrophotographers get the best focus. A standard SkyWatcher finder shoe is included that works with a huge variety of optional finderscopes. The Dewshield can be removed and has a thread on lens cap as standard.
The proprietary Sky-Watcher Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class.
Versatile Mounting Options
The standard dovetail bar fits any mount using the industry standard Vixen / Synta design, examples are the SkyWatcher AZ4 / AZ5 Alt-Az mounts all the way to the EQ5 / EQ6 class of equatorial mounts. In addition to the standard dovetail it is tapped with 1/4" photo tripod threads enabling the 72ED to go on any suitable photo / video tripod for grab and go use.
(Please note the Evostar-72ED Apo contains a different objective lens glass combination to the Evostar-80ED/100ED/120ED models)
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x216
Objective Lens Diameter: 72mm
Telescope Focal Length: 420mm (f/5.8)
Supplied without Eyepiece, Finderscope and 2" Star Diagonal
Dual-Speed 2 Crayford Focuser 11:1 ratio (Backlash-Free)
Multi-Coated Objective Lens
Sky-Watcher Metallic 99.5% High-Transmission Coatings (MHC) on all air to glass surfaces
Standard Finderscope Shoe
Tube Rings & 45mm Dovetail Bar (with 1/4-20 tripod threads)
Aluminium Carrying Case (with compartments for additional accessories)
Amazing Value for Money As per usual excellent service from Harrisons. Ordered the telescope one afternoon and it arrived safely the next morning. The telescope comes with a nice quality carrying case which is foam lined with cutouts for eyepieces etc making it perfect for grab and go. Image quality is outstanding. (13/07/2019) Harry - Norfolk
Great first Apochromatic Refractor This has been a fantastic Apo to start me of in astrophotography, it shows great colours and pinpoint stars. Highly recommend this for a cheap step into a Apo Refractor with ED glass, lovely wide fOV for many objects! (19/10/2018) Michael K W - Derbyshire
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