I’ve been using the Skywatcher Evostar 72ED for astrophotography for nearly several years now and thought it was about time I wrote up my thoughts on this scope.
The Skywatcher Evostar 72 Pro ED is an apochromatic doublet refractor telescope. I won’t get into all the finer details in this post, you can check out my full review here. Since writing that review, I have added a video link to the bottom of the page where I show some of the images I have taken using this scope.
If you’re in the same boat as me where you’re new to the hobby, budget is tight and you don’t want to spend a whole load of your hard earned money on new equipment, then I cannot recommend the Sky-Watcher 72 ED DS-Pro enough. At less than £300 it is a very capable scope, offering a nice wide field of view with fast optics to really capture those deep sky objects in amazing detail.
Its small size and weight make it an ideal partner with the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, read my review of that here. It’s an ideal starting mount for those not wishing to spend nearly £1000 on an astro imaging mount and I have successfully used the 72ED and Star Adventurer together many times.
Below are a few examples of images I have taken using the Sky-Watcher 72ED. All of these images were taken using a Canon DSLR on the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer from my back garden here in the UK, under Bortle Class 4 skies with no filters.
In this video I go through my process of imaging with the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer and 72ED from my back garden, be sure to check it out and subscribe!
I hope this gives some insight to beginners out there who are looking to buy a Sky-Watcher 72ED but aren’t sure of its capabilities. With modest equipment you can really take some incredible images of the night sky and explore our universe one deep sky object at a time!