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Sky-Watcher USA

Esprit 80mm ED APO Refractor (S11400)

  • 1,64900

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Our Take

The Sky-Watcher 80 is an excellent moderate-cost, wide-field refractor for astrophotography.  The build quality is excellent and includes a robust and smooth focuser.  With the included thread-on field flattener, this scope is an excellent option for any astrophotographer.

Quick Overview

  • 80 mm apochromatic 3-element refractor
  • 400 mm (f/5)
  • Fully multi-coated
  • Thread-on field flattener
  • 2.7" focuser w/micro focus
  • 2" Diagonal with dielectric coatings
  • 9x50 RA erect-image finderscope
  • Canon camera adapter
  • Tube rings with CG5 style dovetail bar
  • Aluminum foam lined case
  • 33mm image circle
  • OTA Weight: 8.8lbs.
  • OTA Length: 17.375" (fixed dew shield)
  • Telescope Back Focus: >160mm
  • Flattener Back Distance: 66mm

Unsurpased Performance 

Esprit three-element air spaced optics deliver images equal to scopes costing thousands of dollars more

Two-element Field Corrector 

All Sky-Watcher USA Esprits include a two- element field corrector that guarantees a flat field across the entire imaging plane

Designed wtih the discerning astrophotographer in mind, Sky-Watcher USA’s top-of-the-line Esprit refractors deliver the kind of imaging performance one would expect from telescopes costing thousands of dollars more.

With their three-element air spaced objective lens design, false color is completely eliminated, yielding exceptional contrast and sharpness. The included 2-element field corrector guarantees a flat field across the entire imaging plane. The Sky-Watcher exclusive Helinear Track focusing system provides a smooth, rock-solid focuser with zero image shift.

All Sky-Watcher USA Esprit refractors come with a 9 x 50 right angle finderscope, 2-inch Star diagonal, 2-element field flattener, camera adapter, D-style dovetail and padded case. Everything you need to get out under the stars.



80 mm

Optical design

Apochromatic refractor

Focal length

400 mm



Back focus

75 mm

Image circle

33 mm

Lens elements


Lens glass

FPL-53 ED and Schott glass


2.7 inch rack-and-pinion focuser
with micro focus

Focuser travel

60 mm

Removable field corrector



9 x 50 right angle, correct image

Mount type

V-style dovetail

Length (extended/retracted)

17.4 in/17.4 in

Outer diameter

4.875 in

Tube weight (pounds)


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