EQUINOX FLUORITE ED APOCHROMATIC REFRACTORS
(with Dual-Speed Crayford Focuser)
Sky-Watcher is pleased to introduce a Special Edition of their renowned ED Apochromatic refractors. The same First-Class optics as used in the Evostar-ED PRO models are now housed in tube assemblies of even higher quality.
The Tubes are Precision CNC machiend & Hard Anodized and feature superb Rotatable, Tension-Adjustable Dual-Speed Crayford focusers and Retractable Dewshields. These are exceptionally high Performance telescopes for Planetary and Widefield Deep-sky observations as well as Astrophotography and CCD imaging. Additionally, these telescopes provide outstanding results for Birdwatching and general terrestrial use.
Exquisite State-Of-The-Art Optics
Built with two-element multi-coated air-spaced objectives, the second element is made of the highest-grade extra-low dispersion (ED) Japanese FPL-53 (Equinox 80) and FPL-51 (Equinox-66) Fluorite glass.
Extra-low Dispersion glass allows the optical designer to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration (false colour fringing around bright objects), which results in higher resolution and superior contrast in the images.
Each objective lens is finished by hand by skilled opticians and the quality of each telescope is monitored by menas of a Ronchi test and an Artificial Star Test. No effort is spared to reach optimal optical quality.
DUAL-SPEED 11:1 CRAYFORD FOCUSER
This premium focuser is truly a delight to use and is a perfect match for these first-class telescopes. With excellent efficiency, it provides an exceptionally smooth 2-speed focusing operation with the utmost precision. Its fine-focusing facility is perfect for focusing accurately during Astrophotography. A graduated scale is marked on the drawtube for fast and precise focusing with CCD or DSLR cameras. The focuser is 360-degree Rotatable for easy framing of objects for Photography.
Whether your interests are primarily Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography or Birdwatching, the Sky-Watcher Equinox ED APO refractors will satisfy and exceed the most demanding requirements. Whether used as viewing instruments or telephoto lenses, they are unsurpassed for mechanics, portability and quality of image.
Equinox-80 PRO OTA
f/500 Fluorite Ed Apochromatic Refractor
Highest Practical Powre (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 Dewshield (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
Equinox-120 PRO OTA
f/900 Fluorite Ed Apochromatic Refractor
The Equinox 120 is the star of the Equinox Series. Its generous aperture makes it an ideal observing instrument for solar system and deep space objects alike – and it really shines on double stars. For astrophotography, the Equinox 120 features an f/7.5 focal ratio – more than speedy enough for today’s sensitive CCDs and digital SLR cameras. Plus, it can be coupled with a common SCT focal reducer to achieve even faster speeds.
Its high-power views are stunning. Consider these comments elicited by the Equinox 120 at a recent star party. Saturn was being viewed at 180x: “This is the view of Saturn that I have been waiting all my life to see” Brian D., an amateur astronomer with 30 years of experience.
For experienced observers and novices alike, the Equinox 120 delivers remarkable and memorable views. It has the perfect configuration of aperture, focal length and focal ratio to make it a general-purpose telescope that can be used for everything from widefield viewing to high-power planetary imaging. It may be the only telescope you will ever need, and one of the finest you will ever look through in this aperture class.
D = 120 mm, F = 900, f/7.5.
Razor sharp, colour-free, high contrast optics.
Retractable aluminum dewshield.
Tube rings and dovetail included
Built-in finder scope bracket
Outstanding high-power instrument for lunar and planetary viewing and imaging.
Outstanding low- and medium-power instrument for widefield imaging and viewing.
Aluminum carrying case for safe, easy transportation.
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. Contact your SkyWatcher dealer to get an Equinox refractor today.
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x360
- Objective Lens Diameter: 120mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/7.5)
- 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 Dewshield (with aluminium cap)
- Multi-Coated Objective Lens (One element FPL-53 Glass)
- Supplied with tube rings and Sky-Watcher dovetail mounting plate
- Foam-lined Aluminium Carrying/Storage case