The Celestron AstroMaster refractor telescope is ideal if you are looking for a dual-purpose telescope for both terrestrial and celestial viewing
The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. The unobstructed 80mm aperture has great contrast and will show brighter deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula very easily. The telescope is ready to use within minutes with their no-tool set up.
Track the stars
This telescope comes with a simple motor drive to allow the telescope to track celestial objects as they move across the sky. This easy-to-install RA motor drive compensates for the Earth’s rotation, so the telescope tracks a star’s movement through the night sky from east to west. When the telescope mount is properly polar aligned and the RA drive is attached and running, the user need only make occasional adjustments in declination (Dec) to keep an object in the eyepiece for long periods of time. The Celestron single-axis motor drive runs on a 9V battery, so there are no cords to get in the way. It is also simple to change the speed of the motor. A Speed Rate Regulator knob is located just under the power indicator and can be turned in either direction to slow down or speed up the motor.
The AstroMaster mount is a German equatorial type and comes with two slow motion control knobs that allow you to make fine pointing adjustments to the telescope in both Right Ascension and Declination axes, also referred to as RA and DEC.
The AstroMaster 80 has the essential motor driven equatorial mount to track correctly when using a camera, we have adapters (t-rings) for most DSLR cameras, simply add a t-ring and 93640 (t-adapter barlow) from the related products to start DSLR astrophotography.
Smartphone adaptor for capturing images of the Moon and planets easily with your phone camera
An 80mm aperture refractor
German equatorial mount with setting circles – to locate and track sky objects
Motor drive included for tracking the stars
Smartphone adaptor for capturing images of the Moon and planets
Adjustable, full height steel tripod with deluxe accessory tray
Quick and easy no-tool setup
Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece, erect image diagonal, and a finderscope
Download Starry Night Basic Software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
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