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The new Evostar DS-PRO Series 80 ED Apochromatic refractors from SkyWatcher in their stunning Black-Diamond livery, house premium optics of the same quality and performance level as our now legendary Equinox series, making them superb instruments for both imaging and visual observations. The 80mm is portable yet can provide stunning views of the Planets and brighter deep sky objects due to the premium optics used.Apochromatic Refractors, due to their unobstructed clear aperture show text-book like diffraction patterns, produce the sharpest, highest quality optical imaging available, bar-none, aperture for aperture, of any telescope optical system.
These high-end telescopes all feature a doublet objective lens. One element is made from premium Japanese Ohara FPL-53 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass, which virtually eliminates chromatic aberration to deliver true colour reproduction. Top quality glass is utilized for the Crown element.Each air-to-glass lens surface has exotic anti-reflection metallic coatings applied, to ensure optimum light through-put of approaching 99.5%!!The proprietary Sky-Watcher Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class. We have published an article explaining the merits of this design, read about ED Doublet refractors.Magnification with Eyepieces Supplied: x21 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x240 Objective Lens Diameter: 80mm Telescope Focal Length: 600mm (f/7.5) Eyepiece Supplied (2"): 28mm LET 2/50.8mm Di-Electric Star Diagonal 9x50 Finderscope Dual-Speed 11:1 2 Crayford Focuser (Backlash-Free) Multi-Coated Objective Lens Supplied with Tube Rings & Mounting Plate Aluminium Carrying Case
Reviewing the Skywatcher 80 ED DS PRO Optical Tube I recently received my SkyWatcher Evostar 80 ED DS PRO Refractor Optical Tube Assembly from `Harrison Telescope’. I open the bespoke case for this telescope and what a package deal! Optical tube, viewfinder, diagonal along with an eyepiece. I`m absolutely blown away. The optical tube is an absolute beauty, Great feather focuser with zero backlash, due shield is a generous length to help minimise high levels of due across these great optics…this will I hope save me money on having to bye a due heater. Finally, I tried my new 80mm on Jupiter parallel to my TMB 80mm f7(the acid test in term of performance). The performance between both instruments was very, very surprising! The TMB on Jupiter as I expected offered just that little bit more intensity of colour and contrast, “but in reality, it was negligible against the Skywatcher 80 ED DS Pro”. I cannot believe how far `OVL’ have developed the performance of these optics, it`s incredible. I can truly say anybody looking for an 80mm that offer brilliant value for Money and packs a punch…. then this little lady delivers. Thankyou Ed for your support and advice, I’m really happy mate. (28/06/2019) James Howes - London
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