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Orion 80mm ShortTube Telescope OTA

Item # OR-9948
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Quick Overview

  • Use the Orion 80mm ShortTube OTA with your own accessories and save!
  • Makes a great guidescope for CCD imaging or astrophotography.
  • The Orion ShortTube 80 OTA has fully multi-coated 80mm f/5.0 optics that will deliver bright, wide-field images.
  • This version of the Orion Short Tube 80 comes without accessories and has a one year limited warranty.

Orion 80mm ShortTube Telescope OTA

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Orion ShortTube 80mm OTA

The new Orion Short Tube 80 OTA is an improved version of the original Orion ShortTube 80 telescope, with fully multi-coated optics that reveal brighter, sharper images. Add your own accessories to the Orion ShortTube 80 and it will become a fantastic astronomy telescope that is portable enough to take anywhere. The 80mm objective lens and short 400mm (f/5.0) focal length are perfect for taking in wide swaths of the heavens, making it ideal for larger deep-sky objects. You'll see spectacular star clusters, wispy nebulas, and expansive galaxies with this telescope, but it also excels at viewing objects in our solar system. Enjoy experiencing the phases of the Moon and tracking the motions of the planets with crisp views of Saturn's rings and Jupiter's moons.

Multi-coating on all air-to-glass optical surfaces of the Orion ST80 ensures maximum light transmission for sharp, accurate image fidelity.

If you are looking for a lightweight, fast guidescope, consider the Orion ShorfTube 80 OTA. It will attach easily to your larger primary telescope tube assembly with the proper rings and dovetail, and will accept your digital SLR, small CCD camera, or a stand-alone autoguider.

Orion Product Number: 9948

SKU OR-9948
Manufacturer Orion
Telescope Series Orion Optical Tube Assemblies
Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 3.15"
Telescope Focal Length 400mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/5
Highest Useful Magnification 160x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12.2
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
OTA Mount Type Not Provided by Manufacturer
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 15"
Optical Tube Weight 2.4 lbs.
Mount Weight N/A
Total Telescope Weight 2.4 lbs.
Objects in Database N/A
Alignment Procedure N/A
GPS Included? No
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE
Eyepiece(s) Included None
Case Included? No
Hand Controller Included? No
Diagonal Included? No - Sold Separately
Dew Shield Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Counterweights Included N/A
Finder Included None
  • Orion Short Tube 80 telescope optical tube assembly
  • Dust cap
  • Instructions

Product Questions

Hi ,Has it got a Tripod mount.what size eyepieces will it accept.

Customer Reviews

For $130 each, get 2! Review by Sir Oaf
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
This scope is awesome for $130!! After I got it, I picked up a 99% dielectric diagonal, and took it up to a dark site. Dropped in my 32mm Telvue plossl, and BAM.. There was NGC 7000, North American Nebula! I think it goes to show, that an 80mm scope for $130 that can show you NGC 7000, is worth getting.. period!! Everything from a plossl to a nagler, is tack sharp edge to edge, and contrast is great! This is a must get scope! (Posted on 5/22/09)

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