Orion 80-T ShortTube Telescope - Terrestrial Package - Discontinued

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Item # OR-9946
  • The popular Orion ShortTube 80T wide-field refractor is now even better! Take it anywhere for hours of enjoyment.
  • The multi-coated 80mm lens and short 400mm focal length of the Orion Short Tube 80 give you bright and crisp wide-field vistas.
  • This Orion ShortTube 80T package is accessorized for terrestrial (land) viewing, and includes an erect-image prism and finderscope for fully corrected views of earthly objects.
  • Remember, if you like doing astronomy and nature observations, this Orion Short Tube 80 model is a good choice!


Orion Short Tube 80mm Terrestrial Package

The popular Orion "little scope that could" is now even better. The Orion Short Tube 80 is a wide-field refractor that novices appreciate for its ease of use, and that owners of big telescopes value as a take-anywhere second scope. The Orion ShortTube 80 has been improved with fully multi-coated optics, and it even comes with its own padded carrying case.

The Short Tube's 80mm achromatic objective lens, short 400mm focal length (f/5.0), correct-image diagonal (1.25") and 6x26 correct-image finder scope make the ST80-T perfect for casual stargazing or terrestrial viewing. The short focal length means you'll see a beautifully wide field of view. And like all refractors, the unobstructed light path of the Orion ST 80 means sharper images with better definition and contrast.

Despite its diminutive size (it's only 15-1/2" long) this telescope really delivers, and it's so portable you will be able to take it virtually anywhere. The Orion ShortTube 80T comes equipped with a 1.25" cast-aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser and two interchangeable Sirius Plossl eyepieces...a 25mm (16x) and 10mm (40x). It attaches easily to a wide variety of equatorial mounts or photo tripods, and has a one year limited warranty.

Orion Product Number: 9946

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-9946
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 Photo Tripod Adaptable
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 15"
Optical Tube Weight 3.8 lbs
Mount Weight N/A
Total Telescope Weight 3.8 lbs.
Objects in Database N/A
Alignment Procedure N/A
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm, 10mm
Case Included? Yes
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Erect Image Diagonal
Dew Shield Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Finder Included 6 x 26 Optical Finder

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Orion 80mm Short Tube
Superb scope!! It gives you correct orientation of your view left to right. It is a great scope for Astronomy too, as the image orientation doesn't really matter in Astronomy. The 45 degree eyepiece is good for short people in Astronomy. All around: It is one of the very best starter scopes you can buy for land or sky!!
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Patrick Goodspeed / (Posted on 4/22/2010)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Orion Short Tube 80 optical tube assembly
  • 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
  • 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
  • 45ยบ correct-image diagonal
  • 6x26 correct-image finder scope
  • Finder scope bracket with O-ring
  • Dust cap
  • Soft carry case
  • Starry Night special edition software
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

1. Do you know what the eye relief is, I wear glasses? 2. Does the viewing lens rotate for shooting, or do you know if this comes with a strait viewing lens?
Whats the closest near distance the telescope can focus on.
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