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- 80mm refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics and a lightweight frame.
- Custom backpack included to store your telescope and accessories comfortably.
- Observe in no time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup.
- Accessories include: two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), erect image star diagonal, finderscope, and a smartphone adapter.
- Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing.
- Adjustable height tripod.
The Travel Scope™ 80 is a refractor telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The Travel Scope™ can view the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night. The erect image star diagonal makes the optical tube ideal for using as a spotting scope during the day.
Setting up the telescope is a breeze, so you can begin observing in no time. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to customize the telescope’s height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table.
The total telescope kit weighs in at just 4.5 pounds—perfect for impromptu observing sessions or transporting wherever life’s adventures take you.
Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope
Navigate the sky with a pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track your object in the eyepiece.
The Travel Scope™ 80 comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), erect image diagonal, finderscope, a smartphone adapter, and a travel backpack. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications to view your intended object. The erect image diagonal allows for right-side-up viewing ideal for terrestrial subjects but can also be used for celestial objects. The permanently mounted finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing.
Smartphone Adapter – Image celestial or terrestrial objects with this smartphone adapter. With its light, rigid frame, this accessory allows you to connect any smartphone to any telescope eyepiece with an outside diameter of 45 mm or smaller. The additional magnification provided by the eyepiece allows your phone to capture great images of the Moon and planets. This smartphone adapter installs easily by clamping over the top of an eyepiece. The smartphone is held in position with the help of tightening knobs that securely lock your phone in place. Some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter.
Travel Backpack – A custom backpack comes with your telescope for you to store your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces and accessories comfortably.
|OPTICAL TUBE INFO:|
|Focal Length||400mm (15.74")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1||20mm (0.78")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||20x|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2||10mm (0.4")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2||40x|
|Barlow Lens||Not Included|
|Star Diagonal||Erect Image, 45° (1.25")|
|Highest Useful Magnification||189x|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||11x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||12|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||1.74 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes)||1.45 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)||131x|
|Optical Coatings||fully coated glass|
|Optical Tube Length||457.2mm (18")|
|Optical Tube Weight||2.4 lbs (1.08 kg)|
|Mount Type||Manual Alt Azimuth|
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)||558.8mm - 1320.8mm (22"-52")|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||31.75mm (1.25") aluminum|
|Tripod Weight||1.8 lbs (.81 kg)|
|Dovetail Compatibility||CG-5 saddle plate|
|Software||Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal App|
|Total Telescope Kit Weight||4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)|
|SMARTPHONE ADAPTER INFO:|
|Phone Compatibility||Any smartphone|
|Compatible Optics||Fits all 1.25” eyepieces or any eyepiece with an outside diameter of 45mm or smaller|
|Dimensions||177.8mm x 101.6mm x 38.1mm (7" x 4" x 1.5")|
|Weight||6 oz (170.1 g)|
|Included Accessories||Optical tube | Mount/tripod (preassembled) | 20mm eyepiece | 10mm eyepiece | Erect image diagonal | 5x24 finderscope | Smartphone adapter | SkyPortal app | Starry Night Basic edition | Manual | Backpack to store scope and accessories|