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#1 Jond105

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:19 PM

A new friend of mine on a Facebook group has posted some pictures of Sky-Watcher Evolux refractors that are in prototype. They only had two, a 62 and 82mm, in white tubes, retractable dew shield and looks like a better focuser. No word on glass, but something that could be promising. Anyone else see this or hear of these. 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:47 PM

Couldn't find anything on this. 

Must be really new!



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:54 PM

A new friend of mine on a Facebook group has posted some pictures of Sky-Watcher Evolux refractors that are in prototype. They only had two, a 62 and 82mm, in white tubes, retractable dew shield and looks like a better focuser. No word on glass, but something that could be promising. Anyone else see this or hear of these. 

I saw these, look nice and a step in the right direction for SW refractors. I like the sliding dew shields....


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 02:58 PM

I saw these, look nice and a step in the right direction for SW refractors. I like the sliding dew shields....

Completely agree. If the glass is right, we know they won’t disclose, if these hit the market, and there’s one in the 120mm range, I think I would be the first to jump on it. I really liked the mechanics of these finally as compared to the standard Evostar focuser and no retractable dew shield. 



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:16 PM

A new friend of mine on a Facebook group has posted some pictures of Sky-Watcher Evolux refractors that are in prototype. They only had two, a 62 and 82mm, in white tubes, retractable dew shield and looks like a better focuser. No word on glass, but something that could be promising. Anyone else see this or hear of these.


It would be helpful if you could post a link.

Thank you.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:20 PM

It would be helpful if you could post a link.

Thank you.

Since it’s a group, I can’t post a link due to TOS, but....



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:42 PM

Since it’s a group, I can’t post a link due to TOS, but....


You can't post a link to a Facebook page???

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 03:46 PM

You can't post a link to a Facebook page???

 

It’s a Facebook group, not just a page. One you have to be a member of to view the page. As a Mod I know I cannot post the groups page as it could lure people from CN to the group. 



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:10 PM

Maybe SW USA can shed some light here.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:12 PM

Maybe SW USA can shed some light here.

Doubt they will. They are prototypes, and the conference was in Belgium. 



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:16 PM

Oh ok. Well then... it remains to be seen. 😉 in the meantime, let me go back to my SW to enjoy International Observe the Moon night in a few hours! 😀
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:28 PM

Don't boot me!

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:36 PM

Don't boot me!

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Better you than me lol thank you 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:42 PM

I think this shows how much Sky-Watcher May possibly be listening to its users. We love the scopes, and optics, but would love some things, like a retractable dew shield, a possible better focuser. It’s not much to ask I feel. 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:42 PM

People post pictures here all the time, it isn't against the TOS.  :p 

Link to the group might have been against it though. 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:45 PM

I think Skywatcher should buy out William Optics and just pay William to choose the color schemes for their scopes. 

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:45 PM

Those look pretty sharp (to me).

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:46 PM

With dual finder brackets like that, I'm guessing these are specifically intended as astrographs. One is for the finder and the other is for the guidescope in a finder bracket.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:50 PM

Any guess on the price?

They look awesome.



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:51 PM

They are only prototypes, no specs were given, no price was given, may never even hit market from the person I had talked to that informed everyone. 



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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:52 PM

Notice though the lens shield goes over the dew shield and not inside.... another sweet plus. 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:18 PM

Those look pretty sharp (to me).

Neon green and black??  

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 05:32 PM

Neon green and black??  

 

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At least the tube is white and not that “kids toy” metal flake.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:17 PM

At least the tube is white and not that “kids toy” metal flake.

 

I'll give you that.  Of course they could hire me and I'd just tell them:  Stick with black, white and off-white.  

 

Skywatcher and Orion could have been selling ED-80s, ED-100s and ED-120s that looked like this:

 

Tom's ED 100 High Res CN.jpg
 
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:37 PM

If they had put their optics in an empty giant toilet paper roll, I’d buy it still. lol.gif I love their 100 and 120Ed’s. 


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