For twenty years Sky-Watcher has been bringing the astronomy market quality products at value prices. To celebrate, Sky-Watchter teamed up with Starlight Xpress to offer limited-edition astrograph packages. By matching their award-winning astrographs with the Trius SX-42 camera, Sky-Watcher and Starlight Xpress eliminated all of the headaches associated with configuring an imaging train. Back focus, adapters, guiders, filter wheel, etc. are all taken care of. Simply attach these kits to your favorite mount, plug into a computer, add your filters and you’re ready to go.
Esprit 80 OTA Features
Chromatic aberrations and field curvature are things of the past with the Sky-Watcher Esprit series of super APO triplet refractors.
Whether you’re photographing with a CCD or a full-frame DSLR, Esprits produce crystal clear images that rival the performance of other refractors costing thousands of dollars more. The Esprit series features extra-large image circles, providing astrophotographers with vignette-free images on large full-frame sensors.
As you explore beyond the tube’s white glossy finish, it becomes apparent that the Esprit’s optical components are designed to court glass snobs near and far. The Esprit series is built around a fast focal length, air-spaced triplet objective, and a proprietary combination of matched lenses, designed to deliver optimum visual and photographic performance. Sky-Watcher’s signature Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHTC) – utilizing magnesium fluoride and zirconium oxide – is able to produce a transmission rate that challenges any other refractor on the market. All objective lenses are air-spaced, cooling to an ambient temperature faster than optical tubes using oil-spaced optics. Our optical tubes are fully baffled to eliminate any stray light.
Solid and Precise Focusing
It features paraboloidal primary mirrors made of Low-Expansion Borosilicate Glass resulting in substantially shorter cooling-down times.
Whether you’re using the Esprit for imaging or visual use, Sky-Watcher’s proprietary 2.7” and 3.4” dual-speed focuser provides precise 10:1 rack-and-pinion focusing with zero image shift. The focusers are rotatable, allowing astrophotographers to easily frame their image. The large aperture focuser includes millimeter markings to assist with quick and accurate focusing.
Trius SX-42 Features
Sony ICX694 CCD Sensor
- 77% Quantum Efficency
- 4.54 Micron Pixels
- 2750x2200 6.1 Megapixel Array
- 18,000e Well Depth
- High Dynamic Range
- 15.99mm (2/3") Image Diagonal
- 800x Anti Blooming Technology
- 2758x2208 6.1 Megapixel Array
- High Sensitivity in NIR
- Grade 1 quality
- 5e RMS Read Noise
- 16 ADC
- 5 second Download time
- -40c below ambient cooling
- M42x.075 Thread Connection
- 7x1.25" Filter Wheel
- Intergrated OAG
- Included Lodestar X2
- 12V 1.5A Max Draw
- Argon Purged Chamber
Limited Time Offer
These 20th Anniversary Kits are limited edition and are only available while supplies last. Most importantly, you can save up to $500 over what you’d pay to buy these items individually.So don’t wait to get yours!