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Orion Telescopes
Beginner
Orion ShortTube 80-A Refractor Telescope
£ 180.61
 
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Expected Ship Date: 15/09/2020

  • Our popular ShortTube 80 refractor telescope, configured for astronomical viewing
  • Fully multi-coated optics provides maximum light throughput to your eye for bright wide-field views
  • Big 8x40 finder scope makes it easy to aim the ShortTube 80-A accurately
  • The 400mm, f/5 achromatic refractor optics deliver wide-field views of deep-sky and solar system objects
  • Features a smooth-adjusting 1.25" rack and pinion focuser, and includes 90-degree mirror star diagonal, two Expanse eyepieces (20mm, 9mm), tube rings, short dovetail bar, soft carry case, and Starry Night software


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Item #  09947u

The Orion ShortTube 80-A Refractor Telescope (A for "Astronomy") is an upgraded version of our ever-popular ShortTube 80. Now improved with fully multi-coated optics and a soft carrying case, the "little telescope that could" is better than ever!

A fantastic take-anywhere astro telescope, you'll love its bright, wide-field views. Its 80mm objective lens and short 400mm (f/5.0) focal length are perfect for scanning the heavens. Its wide field of view makes it ideal for deep sky targets. You'll see dramatic star clusters, wispy nebulas, and expansive galaxies. But it also excels for viewing solar system targets. You'll also monitor the moon's phases and track the motions of the planets with crisp views of Saturn's rings and Jupiter's moons.

Multi-coating on all air-to-glass surfaces ensures maximum light transmission for sharp, accurate image fidelity. Includes an aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser (1.25"), 90 mirror diagonal, large 8x40 finder, tube rings, and two Expanse eyepieces (20mm and 9mm). And the convenient mounting block attaches easily to Orion telescope mounts. It's a great way to get started in astronomy - or add a more portable second scope to your astro arsenal.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at sales-eu@telescope.com

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    80mm
  • Focal length
    400mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/5.0
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
    Crown/Flint
  • Eyepieces
    Expanse 20.0mm,9.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    20x, 44x
  • Resolving power
    1.45arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    12x
  • Highest useful magnification
    160x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    200x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    12.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    8x40
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Magnesium Fluoride
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Length of optical tube
    38.1cm
  • Weight, optical tube
    1.7kg
  • Weight, fully assembled
    1.9kg
  • Additional included accessories
    Soft carry case, Tube rings, Dovetail mounting bar
  • Other features
    fully Multi-Coated
  • Warranty
    One year

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