SkyWatcher 80mm Pro ED Refractor
A perfect marriage of performance and portability, the Sky-Watcher PRO 80ED apochromatic refractor exhibits perfect diffraction patterns producing the sharpest, best quality imaging you'll obtain from any telescope. A prize for any observing astronomer, this ED-APO offers modestly wide field views which are bright, sharp and without abberation. The 80mm also doubles as a precision imaging lens. Very well suited for wide-field astrophotography of bright nebulae, star clusters and even galaxies given the right conditions. Use it as an extreme high-quality telephoto lens for terrestrial observing and photography. High contrast views allow for the finest details to be observed and captured.
When compared to telescopes of similar aperture but alternate optical designs, refractors will always yeild sharper images because the refracting lenses concentrate light into the central airy-disk and first diffraction rings. Naturally, there is no diffraction pattern interferance typically caused by diagonal or secondary mirrors as is the case with reflector telescopes. Improving on this natural advantage, the SkyWatcher Pro ED delivers velvety black skies and true color that's rich in contrast by using a 2 element achromatic lens design and extra-low dispersion FPL53 optical glass as well as Schott glass for the positive crown element. To further ensure optimal light through-put, each air-to-glass lens surface has been finished with SkyWatcher's proprietary MHC (Metallic High Transmission Coating) which mimizes reflection. Also helping direct light and minimize reflection is the flat black interior finish of the optical tube.
The SkyWatch ProED 80mm comes standard with a precision 2" Crayford style focuser. Super smooth operation with no backlash, the focuser offers both fine and ultra-fine focus adjustments. The focuser includes a 1.25" eyepiece adapter as well. To mount your telescope, the 80 ED includes a quick release tube ring set and will come ready to mount on the AllView Alt-Az Mount. An 8x50 optical finder scope with bracket, 2" dielectric coated diagonal, and 5mm and 20mm LE eyepiece will have you ready to start observing the moment you receive your new telescope. To keep your scope safe, your SkyWatcher 80mm will come with a foam lined metal case.
AllView Alt-Azimuth Mount
Compact, versitile and smart! The AllView mount is the perfect companion to the SkyWatcher 80mm ProED. Full automated GoTo capabilities give you the ability to capture time lapse, panoramic and astro images. Smooth range of motion let's you take full 360º panoramic shots or motion time lapse. Pair it with a video camera and use as a motorized panning head. Complete with an easy to use hand controller with a 42,000 object database.
- Electronic shutter release for Canon Rebel DSLR cameras allows you to take precision shots - hands off of the camera.
- Move the mount by hand or using the hand controller without losing alignment thanks to dual encoder technology.
- 3/8” tripod mount perfect for using your favorite photography tripod.
- Your choice of power sources. You can use 10 AA batteries in the field to lessen your load.
- Motor head quickly and easily detaches from the tripod for easy of setup/ breakdown and storage.
- Easy to use hand controller features an intuitive user-interface.
- Brackets included for use with standard 1/4-20 cameras and video cameras.
- Additional Information
SKU SW-S20160 UPC Code 50234201608 Manufacturer Sky-Watcher Telescope Series Sky-Watcher Pro Optical Design Refractor - Apochromatic Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - GoTo Warranty 2 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 80mm Telescope Focal Length 60mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/7.5 Highest Useful Magnification 189x Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12 Optical Coatings Multi-Coated Dew Shield Included? Yes Eyepiece(s) Included 5mm and 20mm Focuser Size 2" Focuser Style Crayford Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual Focusing Speeds Two-Speed Optical Tube Outer Diameter Info Not Provided By Manufacturer Length of Optical Tube 23.82 in. Optical Tube Weight 12.61 lbs. Tube Color or Finish SkyWatcher Glittered Black Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder Mount Weight 21 lbs. Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment Objects in Database 42,000 + Hand Controller Included? Yes Counterweights Included N/A Power Adapter Included DC Battery Adapter, None - Requires AA Batteries Tripod Type Included Adjustable Steel - 1" Legs Total Telescope Weight 33.61 lbs.
- Included Items
- 80mm Pro ED APO Refractor OTA with 2" Precision Focuser
- Mounting Rings
- Mounting Bracket
- 8x50 Optical Finder
- Finder Bracket
- 5mm LE Eyepiece
- 20mm LE Eyepiece
- 2" Diagonal with 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
- Hard Case with Foam
- AllView Alt-Az Mount
- Hand Controller
- Canon Rebel DSLR Shutter Release Cable
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