The PowerSeeker 80 is a short refractor telescope perfect for terrestrial and celestial viewing on the go. The PowerSeeker can view the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night and with 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 telescopes height or place it on raised surfaces like a picnic table. The total telescope kit is lightweight and perfect for impromptu observing sessions or transporting wherever lifes adventures take you.
Manual Alt-Azimuth Telescope
Navigate the sky with a panning 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 PowerSeeker 80 comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), a erect image diagonal, 3x Barlow lens, and a finderscope. The two eyepieces offer different magnifications to view your intended object. For even more magnification, connect your 3x Barlow lens to triple the power of each eyepiece. The erect image diagonal allows for right-side-up viewing ideal for terrestrial subjects but can also be used for celestial objects. The finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for easier observing.
Starry Night Software
Download Celestrons 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 (3.15")
- Focal Length 400mm (16")
- Focal Ratio f/5
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 20mm (0.79")
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 4mm (0.16")
- Barlow Lens 3x
- Finderscope 5x24
- Star Diagonal Erect Image Diagonal
- 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 Multi-Coated
- Mount Type Altazimuth
- Tripod Leg Diameter 1"
- Software Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal App