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Orion ShortTube 80-A Astro, 80mm Refractor Telescope Kit, with Eyepieces, Finder Scope & Software

SKU: ONST80A MFR: 09947
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About the Orion 80-A Refractor

The Orion ShortTube 80-A Astro Refractor Telescope is an improved telescope with fully multi-coated optics and a soft carrying case. A fantastic take-anywhere astro scope, 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 mounts. It's a great way to get started in astronomy - or add a portable second scope to your astro arsenal.

Orion 80-A Refractor Includes

  • Orion Optical Tube Assembly
  • 20mm Expanse Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 9mm Expanse Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 90-Deg Mirror Star Diagonal (1.25")
  • 8x40 Finder Scope
  • Finder Scope Bracket with O-Ring
  • Tube Rings
  • Dovetail Tube Ring Mounting Plate
  • Tube Ring Mounting Hardware Screws
  • Dust Cap
  • Starry Night Special Edition Software
  • Soft Carry Case
  • Dovetail Mounting Bar
  • Orion 1 Year Limited Warranty

Orion 80-A Refractor Features

  • Upgraded version of the popular ShortTube 80 refractor, configured for astronomical viewing
  • Improved with fully multi-coated optics, big 8x40 finder scope and now a padded carrying case
  • The 400mm, f/5 achromatic optics deliver wide-field views of deep-sky and solar system objects
  • Includes 1.25" focuser, star diagonal, Expanse eyepieces (20mm, 9mm), tube rings and dovetail bar

Orion 80-A Refractor Specifications

Use Astronomy
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 included Expanse 20.0mm, 9.0mm
Magnification with included eyepieces 20x, 44x
Resolving power 1.45arc sec
Lowest useful magnification 12x
Highest useful magnification 160x
Limiting stellar magnitude 12.2
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope 8x40
Focuser 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
Diagonal 1.25" 90-deg Mirror Star
Mount style Optical Tube without Mount
Astro-imaging capability Lunar, planetary & long exposure
Tube material Aluminum
Other features Fully Multi-Coated
Length of optical tube 15.0 in
Weight, optical tube 3.8 lbs
Warranty Orion 1 year limited warranty
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