Celestron Travel Scope 80 mm Portable Telescope with Smartphone Adapter
- 80 mm Refractor Telescope with fully coated glass optics and a lightweight Tube
- 400 mm Focal Length - f/5 Focal Ratio
- Custom Backpack is included to store your telescope and accessories comfortably
- Observe in short time with a quick and easy, no-tool setup
- Accessories include: two eyepieces (20 mm and 10 mm), erect image star diagonal, a finderscope, and a smartphone adapter
- Total Kit weight is only 4.2 lb
- Pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate manual pointing
- Includes an adjustable-height Tripod
The Celestron Travel Scope 80 mm Portable Telescope with Smartphone Adapter 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 which is included with this easy-to-use telescope kit makes the optical tube telescope ideal for using as a spotting scope during the daytime.
Setting up the telescope is so easy to do. Then, 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 if you prefer. The total telescope kit weighs only 4.5 pounds—perfect for impromptu observing sessions anywhere. It is also great for transporting wherever you happen to go out in the field.
You can easily navigate the sky with the pan handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, and left/right fashion to track your object in the eyepiece. The Travel Scope 80 Portable Telescope comes with two eyepieces (a 20 mm and 10 mm), an 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 so images look correct. This is ideal for terrestrial subjects in daylight, but can also be used for celestial objects. The permanently mounted finderscope will help you quickly center an object in your eyepiece for faster and easier observing.
Image celestial or terrestrial objects with the included 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. Finally, you can 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.
NOTE: One photo shows the product being used with a smartphone for illustration purposes, only. This product does not include a cell phone or smartphone.
|Aperture||80 mm (3.1")|
|Focal Length||400 mm (15.74")|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1||20 mm (0.78")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||20x|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2||10 mm (0.4")|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2||40x|
|Barlow Lens||None Included (Optional)|
|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||457.2 mm (18")|
|Optical Tube Weight||2.4 lb (1.08 kg)|
|Mount Type||Manual control, Alt-Azimuth|
|Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod)||558.8 mm - 1320.8 mm (22"-52")|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||31.75 mm (1.25") aluminum|
|Tripod Weight||1.8 lb (.81 kg)|
|Dovetail Compatibility||CG-5 saddle plate|
|Software||Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal App|
|Total Telescope Kit Weight||4.2 lb (1.9 kg)|
|Phone Compatibility||Any smartphone|
|Compatible Optics||Fits all 1.25” eyepieces or any eyepiece with an outside diameter of 45 mm or smaller|
|Phone Adapter Dimensions||177.8 mm x 101.6 mm x 38.1 mm (7" x 4" x 1.5")|
|Adapter Weight||6 oz (170.1 g)|