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Sky-Watcher Black Diamond ED80 APO Refractor

Affordable 80mm apochromatic refractor with standard acceesories. Great value for any stargazer. Bestselling model for amateur photographers using it as an alternative lens in place of expensive telephoto DSLR lens!

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Fortunate is the amateur astronomer with a BLACK DIAMOND ED-APO 80mm refractor on a clear night with transparent skies and a stable atmosphere! A modestly wide-field APOCHROMATIC telescope of a premium quality, it offers bright, wide swaths of sky in a single view. It is well suited for wide-field astronomical observation of prominent nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies from a dark-sky location, or can be used as an astrograph for sky photography.

As a terrestrial spotting scope or telephoto lens, the ED-APO’s performance is absolutely superb. Ultra high contrast allows the subtlest of details to be easily scrutinized even under challenging light conditions, such as a bird resting under a shaded tree branch. The petite silhouette of the SW ED-APO 80mm makes for an excellent compact, portable telescope that travels light and fits a small space. At about 50x magnification, structural detail becomes apparent in our solar system’s gas giants like Saturn and Jupiter. The Moon also exhibits striking crater detail along the lunar terminator. 

This 80mm aperture refractor telescope is billed as one of the best beginner's telescopes for teenagers and above! Specially designed for serious hobbyists who do not wish to invest a huge capital but yet desire something useful and durable. Also suitable for working adults who are beginning to get interested in the stars and would like to try out stargazing with a high quality scope from the start. 

The telescope body is compact wih a focal length of 600mm. It works best for wide-field viewing at low magnification and planetary viewing, though it is equally adept for simple astroimaging too. Please refer to the technical data page for complete list of accessories supplied for this package. 

NOTE: There is no aluminium storage box provided in the latest production from Sky-Watcher factory. It is an optional item now costing SGD$150. 

Click  here  to know what objects in the night sky can be seen with the telescope below with its provided eyepieces (power).

 Telescope model  Sky-Watcher Black Diamond ED80 Refractor OTA Kit
 Optical design   Apochromatic refractor
 Aperture (mm)   80 
 Focal length (mm)  600
 Aperture ratio  f/7.5
 Resolving power  1.45 arc sec
 Limit value (mag)  12.2
 Highest practical power  160x
 Focuser diameter  2" Crayford (dual-speed)
 Eyepiece (power)  2" LET 28mm (21x)
 Finder scope  9x50mm straight-through finder
 Mount type  Not provided
 Telescope weight (kg)  2.5
 Accessories  2" dielectric mirror diagonal with 1.25" adapter, tube rings with  dovetail adapter plate.