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The AstroMaster 80AZS is a short refractor telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing. The short focal length is ideal for viewing star clusters and nebulae, while 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 and will have you 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. An included accessory tray will help you keep track of eyepieces and other small items while observing.
The total telescope kit weighs in at just 10 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 AstroMaster 80AZS comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), erect image diagonal, and finderscope. 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 red dot finderscope will help you quickly centre an object in your eyepiece for easier observing.
Starry Night Software
Download Celestron’s Starry Night Software and learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to plan your next observing session. Celestron Starry Night Software is the premier astronomy software package on the market, providing resources and knowledge to view our solar system and beyond.
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
- Optical Design Refractor
- Aperture 80mm (3.1")
- Focal Length 400mm (15.74")
- Focal Ratio f/5
- 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
- Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope
- Star Diagonal Erect Image, 90° (1.25")
- Optical Tube Aluminum
- 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
- Optical Tube Length 457.2mm (18")
- Optical Tube Diameter TBD
- Optical Tube Weight 2.8 lbs (1270 g)
- Dovetail CG-5 Dovetail bar
- Mount Type Manual Alt Azimuth
- Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) 812.8mm - 1295.4mm (32"-51")
- Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.25") steel legs
- Accessory Tray Yes
- Slew Speeds Manual
- Tripod Weight 7.6 lbs (3447.3 g)
- Dovetail Compatibility CG-5 saddle plate
- Software Starry Night Basic Edition | SkyPortal App
- Total Telescope Kit Weight 10.4 lbs (4717.35 g)
- Included Accessories Optical tube | Mount and tripod (preassembled) | 20mm eyepiece | 10mm eyepiece | Erect image diagonal | StarPointer™ red dot finderscope | Manual