Not to be confused with the Skywatcher Evostar 80/100/120 ED telescopes, the 72ED comes with a different lens configuration with Schott glass used for the crown element.
The short focal length 420mm f5.8 is designed to give edge to edge sharpness with minimal chromatic aberration. With this in mind it is suitable for both visual and imaging. Does not come with eyepieces and diagonal as standard, but does comes with a quality backlash free 2″ crayford focuser.
Complete with tube rings and dovetail bar, so it is ready to be mounted on most astronomical mounts. Compact in design, and comes with a sturdy aluminium case.
As it accepts 2″ diagonals, you have the choice of 45 degrees for terrestrial use and 90 degree for astronomy
Subject to availability you can purchase from Northern Optics
- 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)
- Removable Dewshield
- Weight 1955g
- Length 42cm
- Aluminium Carrying Case (with compartments for additional accessories)