About the Orion Grab-n-Go 80mm Triplet Refractor Telescope...
Take a high-resolution tour of the night sky through the new Orion Telescope 80mm triplet ED refractor with this readily transportable "Grab-n-Go" package. For most of us, the best and darkest skies for visual stargazing are not right outside the back door, but are found in sometimes distant remote viewing locations away from city lights and skyglow. To make journeys to such dark-sky sites as convenient as possible Orion has coupled their new Orion Telescope ED80T CF triplet refractor with the sturdy VersaGo II altazimuth Orion Telescope Mount for no-nonsense ease-of-use and exceptional portability.
With the included 2" 26mm Q70 eyepiece and EZ Finder II reflex sight, you have a complete Orion Telescope setup ready for extensive deep-sky viewing action. Amazingly, the entire set weighs a paltry 20 lbs. for easy transport to your favorite dark skies. The Orion Grab-n-Go 80mm Triplet Refractor Telescope is also a great setup for a quick trip into the backyard when you want to observe, but would rather not drag out a heavier telescope.
The lightweight ED80T CF Orion Telescope features an 80mm triplet objective utilizing FPL-53 extra-low dispersion (or "ED") glass for optimal visual performance virtually free of chromatic aberration. Views through the Orion Grab-n-Go 80mm Triplet Refractor Telescope will be true-color and exhibit superior resolution and sharpness. The Orion Telescope ED80T CF sports a machined 2" dual-speed Crayford style focuser for precise focus adjustments and a 90 degree 2" mirror star diagonal is included for maximum light throughput to the wide-angle telescope eyepiece so views of galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters appear bright and clear.
The VersaGo II altazimuth Orion Telescope Mount supplied with the Orion Grab-n-Go 80mm Triplet Refractor Telescope provides a stable, yet relatively lightweight, platform for the ED80T CF. Adjustable tension knobs on both altitude and azimuth axes allow you to adjust the Orion Telescope''s position easily with the panning handle for successful tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky. The super-wide 70 degree field-of-view 26mm Q70 telescope eyepiece delivers plenty of light to your eye so your views are expansive and contrast-rich. A step-down 2"-to-1.25" focuser adapter is standard, so this grab-n-go Orion Telescope can accommodate all your 1.25" telescope eyepieces and Orion Telescope Accessories as well.
The Orion Grab-n-Go 80mm Triplet Refractor Telescope is an incredibly capable visual astronomy Orion Telescope package offered at a startling value - you save more than $200 compared to buying each included item separately!
Orion Grab-n-Go 80mm Triplet Refractor Telescope Features...
- An impressive setup for visual use of the Orion ED80T CF 80mm triplet apochromatic refractor telescope
- Complete value package comes with everything you need for pleasantly portable high resolution viewing of the night sky with the beautiful Orion ED80T CF carbon fiber telescope
- Included Orion VersaGo II mount and adjustable-height tripod provides a stable foundation with smooth altazimuth motion
- Amazingly, the entire setup weighs just 20 lbs. for convenient grab-n-go transportability anywhere dark skies beckon
- Includes a wide-field 2" 26mm Q70 telescope eyepiece which transmits detailed celestial scenes with stunning clarity, an EZ Finder II reflex sight for EZ aiming of the ED80T CF telescope, a 90 degree 2" mirror star diagonal, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!
Orion Grab-n-Go 80mm Triplet Refractor Telescope Specifications...
Best for viewing: Lunar & planetary
Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary
User level: Intermediate
Optical design: Refractor
Optical diameter: 80mm
Focal length: 480mm
Focal ratio: f/6.0
Coatings: Fully multi-coated
Optics type: Air-spaced triplet
Glass material: Extra low dispersion FPL-53
Eyepieces: 2" 26mm Q70
Resolving power: 1.45arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification: 12x
Highest useful magnification: 160x
Highest theoretical magnification: 160x
Limiting stellar magnitude: 12.2
Optical quality: Diffraction limited
Finder scope: EZ Finder II reflex sight
Focuser: 2" dual-speed Crayford
Diagonal degrees: 2" 90 degree Mirror Star
Mount type: Altazimuth
Astro-imaging capability: Lunar, planetary & long exposure
Tube material: Carbon graphite
Tripod material: Aluminum
Length of optical tube: 14.3 in.
Weight, optical tube: 6.0 lbs.
Additional included accessories: 2" Refractor Telescope Mirror Star Diagonal, Dovetail base for finder scope, Custom foam-lined hard carrying case
Other features: Baffled interior, Retractable dew shield and rotatable focuser, Triplet objective with one element FPL-53 glass
Warranty: One yearOrion Product Number: 27150