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Telescopes > Skywatcher > ESPRIT > Skywatcher Apochromatic refractor AP 120/840 ESPRIT-120ED Professional OTA
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Apochromatic refractor AP 120/840 ESPRIT-120ED Professional OTA

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Esprit ED refractor - triplet apochromat telescope from Skywatcher

These three lens element Esprit apochromats are the new top-of-the-range models in Skywatcher's stable. Skywatcher is offering quality high-end telescopes in apertures of 120mm and 150mm for astrophotographers and demanding observers.

The triplet lens consists of an Ohara-FPL 53 lens and two elements from Schott. This combination shows no detectable colour fringing and provides a high contrast image.

Linear Power focuser

The 3" Linear Power focuser provides you with all the options you need for astrophotography. Its size means that even full frame camera chips are optimally illuminated. Additional adapters reduce this large opening to the standard 2" or 1.25" sizes, as required.

This new Linear Power focuser can support even heavier accessories. The drawtube runs on a sturdy stainless steel rail and additional four roller bearings. The focuser is hence just as easy to use as a Crayford focuser, but able to carry much larger loads. This focuser can also be rotated which is immensely useful for astrophotography, so you can easily find the right camera orientation for your favourite photo subjects.

The 1:11 reduction ratio always guarantees sensitive and accurate focusing to give the optimum sharpness for camera and eyepiece.


The advantages at a glance:

  • triplet apochromatic objective
  • FLP-53 Ohara glass
  • remarkable contrast and no detectable colour fringing
  • objective lens cell easily collimated
  • good illumination - even of full-frame camera chips
  • 3" Linear Power focuser with 2" and 1.25 "adapters
  • 1:11 reduction ratio for extremely accurate focusing
  • focuser can carry up to 5kg unclamped and up to 10kg clamped
  • very high-quality mechanical and optical manufacturing
  • pull-out dew shield

It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.

We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.

Specifications

Optics


Type
Refractor
Type of build
Apochromat
Aperture (mm)
120
Focal length (mm)
840
Aperture ratio (f/)
7
Resolving capacity
0,96
Limit value (mag)
12,2
Light gathering capacity
290
Max. useful magnification
240
Tube weight (kg)
9,61
Tube material
Aluminium
Tube construction
Full tube
lens design
Triplet

Focuser


Type of build
Linear Crayford
Connection ( to eyepiece)
3
Gear reduction
1:11 fine focusing
Connecting threaded socket (camera-side)
M74

Mount


Type of build
OTA
Mounting type
no mount
GoTo control
no

Included accessories


2'' eyepieces
LET Okular 28mm
Finder scope
9x50
Deviating optics
2", 90° star diagonal
Tube clamps
yes
Prism rail
Losmandy-Style

General


Series
ESPRIT
Total weight (kg)
12,13

Area of application


Moon & Planets
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Nature Observation
yes
Astrophotography
yes
Sun
not recommended (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
no
Advanced
yes
Observatories
no

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*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Skywatcher Apochromatic refractor AP 120/840 ESPRIT-120ED Professional OTA
Skywatcher Apochromatic refractor AP 120/840 ESPRIT-120ED Professional OTA
Skywatcher Apochromatic refractor AP 120/840 ESPRIT-120ED Professional OTA
Skywatcher Apochromatic refractor AP 120/840 ESPRIT-120ED Professional OTA
Skywatcher Apochromatic refractor AP 120/840 ESPRIT-120ED Professional OTA

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