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SkyWatcher ED Esprit 120mm Apochromatic Triplet

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#1 DarrenT

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:11 AM

I have always said that if I had to go from having a couple of scopes to one in weighing aperture versus portability, contrast and almost crystalline view, then that one scope would be a decent aperture refractor. This 120 might just be the ticket.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

Hi Darren,

 

Thanks for the great review. I am planning in buying this telescope. Are you planning to write a review

on the astroimaging performance?

Thanks in advance, Fernando



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:24 PM

Hi Fernando,

 

I haven't been in the imaging game now for over 9 years. There was a time I was active and spent enormous amounts of time at that but no more. I'm really not qualified to write a review to speak to the imaging capabilities of the scope, and yet from past experience can appreciate some of the included extras and the design of the scope being aimed at that user.

 

Sincerely,

 

Darren



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 08:51 PM

Hi Darren,

 

Thanks for your attention.

 

Regards, Fernando

 



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 11:22 AM

Good info.

 

Always appreciate reviews of this intriguing equipment that I might be tempted to buy sometime.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 11:14 PM

Nicely done!  Looking forward to your comparison with the ES127 APO.

 

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:02 AM

Nice review and comparison!

I have a Vixen ED81S and the Esprit 120ED. The contrast difference between the two is noticeable, though minor, as you mention above.

 

On the ED81S, I flocked it from dew-shield to draw-tube using Protostar non-adhesive liner. I haven't done the same on the Esprit 120ED, yet.

I notice a bit of stray light inside the front-end of the draw-tube on the Esprit 120ED so I am wondering if flocking it will improve the contrast and bring it one step closer to the Vixen. I will find out once I get the extra flocking material later.

 

In general, I am happy about the Esprit 120ED. Using Sirius as a visual test, the star image is free of any colour and aberration when in focus. Inside and outside focus patterns are also very good.

 

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