Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED
Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:10 AM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:34 PM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:25 PM
Never tried the eyepieces that came with it though.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:10 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:27 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:07 PM
Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:27 AM
"The optics are made with a Schott glass positive front Crown element and a second lens element fabricated of fluorite."
I've never seen anyone mention anything about a fluorite element before on this OTA.
Also, is this basically the same OTA ( 114mm Outside diameter) as the Celestron OMNI 120 but in a shorter tube with better optics.
Posted 15 July 2014 - 01:49 AM
Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:51 AM
All three instruments in Sky-Watcher's ProED Doublet APO Refractors use the same two-element objective design. Each front Crown element is made of Schott BK-7 glass, while the back Flint element is FPL-53, two of the most advanced extra-low dispersion glasses available. Both have state-of-the-art optical multicoatings.
Overall, I found that the Sky-Watcher 120 ProED Doublet APO refractor is a solid performer. Images were sharp and contrasty with no appreciable secondary chromatic aberration evident. My only complaints, and they were minor, were finder placement and a somewhat rough focuser.
Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:07 AM
I wanted something larger than my TSA-102, and something smaller than my T0A-130 that would match my Vixen GP-DX mount. The scope performs beautifully for casual back yard observing and also for taking out to a dark site, which I did last night. I just sold my TSA-102 because of this scope, and will probably be putting my TOA up for sale also, so I can get a nice 6" refractor now.
Posted 21 April 2016 - 10:25 PM
I'm four years late, but thanx for this informative review. Looks like you can have your cake and eat it with this scope. We don't need a heavy mount like the much heavier triplets of similar size and quality.