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Prototype Sky-Watcher Evolux ED Refractors

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9 minutes ago, GazOC said:

So the Evostar range is under no threat at those prices 

At them prices it seems they sit between the Evostar and Esprit. 

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at £350 or less ill take one of the 62EDs.

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1 hour ago, GazOC said:

So the Evostar range is under no threat at those prices 

I hope Skywatcher maintain the ED Pro range as really good ED doublets with an entry level pricing scale. While they have areas where they can be improved (eg: focuser) it would be a shame if they were dropped to make way for a significantly higher priced range IMHO.

 

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 Totally agree, John. They are very good scopes at a great price. 

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14 hours ago, Adam J said:

at £350 or less ill take one of the 62EDs.

I would like one as well

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Bears more than a passing resemblance to a Skywatcher Equinox 66

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Does indeed look like an Equinox 66 but with a better focuser.

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20 minutes ago, johninderby said:

Does indeed look like an Equinox 66 but with a better focuser.

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Excellent scopes the equinox series. These new ones look like a replacement to me. 
 

I regretted selling my 80mm equinox and since then I’ve not sold a single astronomy item ! 

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I don't blame you and you never get the same again unless its fate.

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4 hours ago, Ken82 said:

Excellent scopes the equinox series. These new ones look like a replacement to me. 
 

I regretted selling my 80mm equinox and since then I’ve not sold a single astronomy item ! 

I've got an 80mm Equinox, my regret is not buying a 120mm when they were available. I got an Evostar ED120 instead to save a few quid 

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I had an Equinox 120 but soon sold it on. Was just disapointing but was probably a poor example. Some of the earlier ones were a bit variable in optical quality.

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I'm going to stick with my Equinox ED80 Pro - not seeing anything here that convinces me otherwise...

 

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Surely different glass in the 2 scopes at those prices? IIRC the Equinox range was the same 

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The 62mm should have the same glass as the Evostar 72mm ED (323€ on FLO, 10mm more aperture but mechanically inferior).

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It will be interesting to see the UK prices and I’m sure it won’t be long before @FLO let us know along with a UK release date. 
Hopefully there will be some reviews along soon as well probably from the well known YouTube channels.  
If a new scope was/will be on the cards one of these would be preference though  StellaMira 85mm ED2 Triplet 😁

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I don't like those clamp shells. Maybe having tube rings would have pushed up the retail price.

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In Europe, at least, you can find the Evostar 72 at the same price of the new Evolux 62. Thats going to cause some thinking to prospective buyers.

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On 19/02/2020 at 07:30, Skyline said:

I don't like those clamp shells. Maybe having tube rings would have pushed up the retail price.

Not even sure its a clamp with the 62mm it might just be incorporated into the scope and not be removable.....in which case I dont see a camera rotator...which begs the question, how do you rotate the sensor if using a threaded connection to the dedicated 0.9x reducer flattener?

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It’s definately a clamshell. You can see the split in this photo.

 

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18 minutes ago, johninderby said:

It’s definately a clamshell. You can see the split in this photo.

 

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Yes I see that now, I was looking on another web page where the scope was pointing right to left and there was no split, but I can only think that they must have flipped the image of the scope as seen from the other side. I am guessing that the dove tail will need to be mounted quite far back to get balance and so if you need to rotate the entire scope in the clamp to get the correct sensor orientation it will be best to mount the scope with the focuser upside down. Also wondering if that is a compression ring on the 62mm or they went cheap and its just thumb screws. 

Adam

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https://www.altairastro.com/skywatcher-evolux-82ed-refractor-telescope---ota-only-2575-p.asp

Altair have the page up for these fracs. The 82's glass type isn't listed (al-la Evostar 72ED) therefore is unlikely Ohara FPL-53 of the Evostar 80, or even fp-51? It is listed as improved ED glass. Interesting but I don't think this will be a step up from the Evostar 80 ED?

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