In the $379.99 as part of the Prime Early Access sale, (opens in new tab) this is the cheapest we’ve seen the SVBONY SV503 scope in two years. You will find it in ours the best telescopes buying guide as a scope that those interested in deep sky viewing or astrophotography who don’t want to spend a fortune will love. You can also save 20% on SV503 70ED (opens in new tab)and SVBONY SV503 102ED (opens in new tab)but we find the 80mm the perfect shooting companion night sky photos.
With its impressive 560mm focal length, the Encalife SVBONY 503 refractor system lets you get close to deep-sky objects, and the 3-inch (80mm) aperture absorbs loads of light. It’s compact compared to some other refractors and while still huge, it’s light and small enough to take out and find the best dark sky. This line of telescopes also offers multiple accessories to enhance your stargazing or astrophotography experience.
Encalife built the SVBONY SV503 to last, with substantial build quality that feels solid to the touch. Not only that, it is attractively finished with a white powder coat with gold accents on the micro focus and at the end of the folding dew shield.
The scope can be used during the day for terrestrial observation, giving excellent contrast images with satisfactory color balance.
At night obviously in the right conditions this is a great scope for astrophotography, the long dovetail helps with balance, especially if you’re using a heavier DSLR camera. The 70mm back focus is 360 degrees adjustable to frame your shot at any angle. You will enjoy fantastic views of the moon, sun and many Messier objects. Thanks to the ultra-low dispersion glass, you’ll see minimal chromatic aberration or fringing issues.
SVBONY SV193 is also 20% off. (opens in new tab) as part of the Prime Early Access deal. This scope comes with a scope leveler which is necessary to eliminate field curvature when using the scope for deep sky astrophotography. The leveler is not needed for visual observations or for photographing planets. SVBONY eyepieces (opens in new tab), which are generally glasses-friendly thanks to the rotating eyes, are also offered at a 20% discount to the prime customer. With 20% savings across the entire SVBONY board, this could be the perfect time to invest in the full setup.