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Olivier Biot
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Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED
      #5142651 - 03/26/12 05:22 PM

Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED

By Joe Renzetti.

Edited by Olivier Biot (03/26/12 05:23 PM)


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bob midiri
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Re: Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED new [Re: Olivier Biot]
      #5143493 - 03/27/12 08:10 AM

Nice review Joe. I own its little brother the SW EDpro 100mm. Fine compact scope. bob

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coopman
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Re: Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED new [Re: bob midiri]
      #5144725 - 03/27/12 09:34 PM

Thanks for the nice review Joe. There has been a lot of buzz here on CN about the Orion EON 120ED, but very little comment about this scope.

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Alvan Clark
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Re: Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED new [Re: coopman]
      #5145682 - 03/28/12 03:25 PM

I think the EON is cuter. I see definite color around bright white stars with mine. However I paid about $1200 and for that price I am incredibly happy with it and would recommend it. Love the case too, it fits perfectly in my small car trunk.

Never tried the eyepieces that came with it though.


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Re: Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED new [Re: Alvan Clark]
      #5146367 - 03/29/12 12:10 AM

Thanks Joe. I just got the scope from Amazon, the last one they had, and amazingly for about $1,300. It is a delight to use and has everything one needs to drop it on a mount and start looking. Even though my back yard is about 60% tree obstructed, I was able to see some great views of the little fuzzies and a truly impressive, detailed view of M67.

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Bill Barlow
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Re: Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED new [Re: Loden]
      #5173727 - 04/15/12 01:27 PM

Does anyone know if the dew shield on this scope is retractable or is it fixed?

Bill


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Re: Review: Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED new [Re: Bill Barlow]
      #5173969 - 04/15/12 04:07 PM

It's fixed, just like the SW100ED f/9 and 80mm ED Pro models.

Clear Skies,
Brian


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