Sky-Watcher Equinox-80 PRO Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor OTA

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Sky-Watcher Equinox-80 PRO 80mm (3.1") f/500 Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly. The Sky-Watcher Equinox ED DS-PRO series is the name for the new generation of professional quality telescopes and mounts of the Sky-Watcher range, targeted at the most discerning and critical observers.The Sky-Watcher Equinox Series contain the same first class optics as used in the Evostar DS-PRO refractors, but housed in CNC machined hard-anodised tube assemblies. They feature rotatable, tension-adjustable dual-speed focusers and retractable dew-shields. Each telescope is manufactured to extremely high levels of optical and mechanical precision, undergoing very strict quality control procedures to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance are consistently maintained. They are exceptional high-performance instruments for visual use as well as astrophotography and CCD imaging. Please note, this is an Optical Tube Assembly only, mount and tripod are available separately.

Sky-Watcher Equinox-80 Features:

World Exclusive Co-Branding Agreement with Schott.
Selected high-end Sky-Watcher telescopes benefit from the inclusion of Schott glass in their construction. Schott is the recognised world leader in glass utilised for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation and famous brand camera lenses. Sky-Watcher’s parent company signed a worldwide exclusive telescope co-branding agreement with Schott in March 2008.

The Equinox 80 is another excellent choice for astrophotography. Its fast, high-contrast optics and generous field of view make it an ideal instrument for studying larger clusters and star fields; – you can even use it with a common SCT focal reducer to achieve speeds down to f/4.5! But don’t be afraid to push up the magnification, too. Its crisp optics make it a strong performer on tight double stars, and it provides crisp, clear lunar and planetary images with no image breakdown, even at high powers. Whatever your application, we’re sure that Sky-Watcher Equinox refractors will meet and exceed your most demanding performance requirements with their superior mechanics, high portability and razor-sharp colour-free optics.

Metallic High-Transmission Lens Coatings: 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.

High-Precision Indexed Focuser: Dual-Speed machined Crayford focuser. 360-degree adjustable for easy framing of objects for photography. Graduated scale on drawtube for fast and precise focusing with CCD or DSLR cameras.

  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x240
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 80mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/6.25)
  • Supplied without Eyepieces, Finderscope and Star Diagonal
  • Dual-Speed 11:1 Backlash-Free 2" Crayford Focuser with adjustable focus-tension & 360 Rotatable
  • 2" to 1.25" Eyepiece adaptor (with Brass Compression Rings)
  • Retractable Dew shield (with aluminium cap)
  • Multi-Coated Objective Lens
  • Standard 1/4-20 Tripod Bush (will accept Sky-Watcher dovetail bars)
  • Foam-lined Aluminium Carrying/Storage case

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Product Specification

Diagonal Not supplied
Diameter (mm) 80
Eyepiece 1 None supplied
Finderscope Not supplied
Focal Length (mm) 500
Focal Ratio (f/) 6.25
Highest Practical Magnification (x) 240
Included Accessories Foam-lined Aluminium Carrying/Storage case
Mount Type Optical Tube Assembly Only
Optical Design ED Apochromatic
Power Source NA
Shipping Dimensions (cm) 57 x 40 x 28 cm
Tripod Type Not supplied
Manufacturer Link Sky-Watcher
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