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Skywatcher Evostar 72ED DS Pro (OTA)


The optics in the AP 72/420 telescope use a doublet lens with one lens element made from a particularly low-refractive index ED glass. High quality Schott glass is used for the crown glass element. Each glass-air surface in the optics is provided with a metallic anti-reflection coating for achieving an outstanding maximum light transmission of 99.5%! 

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This optical design of the apochromat ensures an absolute minimum of chromatic aberration and provides a very sharp image!

This affordable, short focal length refractor is ideal for the astrophotography of large star fields without the need for a heavy duty astronomical mount. It is also ideal for when traveling or for portable astrophotography in general. The sensitive focuser with a 1:11 reduction gearing is a great help when focusing.

This telescope is designed as an astrograph, that is, the focal position is designed for astrophotography.

It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.

We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet – an 80-page beginner’s guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.


Type  Refractor
Type of build  Apochromat
Aperture (mm)  72
Focal length (mm)  420
Aperture ratio (f/)  5,8
Resolving capacity  1,60
Limit value (mag)  11,1
Light gathering capacity  110
Max. useful magnification  144
Tube weight (kg) 1,96
Tube construction Full tube


Type of build  Crayford 
Gear reduction 1:11 fine focusing


GoTo control no
Mounting type no mount
Type of build  OTA
Tracking  no

Included accessories

2” eyepieces without
Finder scope without
Deviating optics no
Carrying case yes
Tube clamps yes
Prism rail Vixen-Style
Dew Shield yes


Series EvoStar

Area of application

Moon & Planets yes
Nebulae & galaxies yes
Nature Observation yes
Astrophotography yes (very good)
Sun no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

recommended for

Beginners no
Advanced yes
Observatories no


Additional information

Weight 3 kg

OTA only


Apochromatic, Refractor


Astrophotography, Deep Sky, Moon – Planets, Terrestrial Viewing


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