Orion ShortTube 80 EQ Telescope Package - Discontinued

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Orion ShortTube 80 EQ Telescope Package - Discontinued   Discontinued
Item # OR-24688
  • Explore the planets and scan the heavens for bright deep-sky gems with this low-cost astro package.
  • Fully multi-coated 80mm f/5.0 optics on the Orion ShortTube 80 EQ Refractor Telescope delivers sharp and bright wide-field views.
  • EQ-1 mount allows smooth manual guiding or automated tracking with optional EQ-1M electronic drive.
  • The Orion ShortTube 80 EQ Refractor Telescope Package includes 90 mirror star diagonal, two Expanse eyepieces, 8x40 finder scope, padded case and one-year limited warranty.
  • Note: To save shipping delays, this telescope (or mount) will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you.


Orion ShortTube 80 EQ Refractor Package

Short Focal Length Gives Wonderfully Wide Views!

You do not need a big telescope to enjoy backyard astronomy. The potent little Orion ShortTube 80 EQ proves otherwise. Compact and hassle free, it is easy to take outside and set up, easy to bring in when you're done. You can even pop the tube onto a camera tripod for daytime spotting scope adventures.

The Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor 80mm achromatic objective lens has a short focal length of 400mm (f/5). Bright, wide-field views of the stars and deep-space objects are its forte! The 15.5" enameled aluminum tube boasts an aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser. T-threads on the drawtube allow direct camera attachment for prime-focus photography.

Tracking celestial objects while viewing them in the eyepiece or the Orion Short Tube 80 Refractor is a cinch with the smooth, stable EQ-1 equatorial mount and tripod. The mount is equipped with dual slow motion controls, or you can add an optional DC electronic drive for fully automatic tracking. The Orion ST80 comes with an all-metal rack-and-pinion focuser, 8x40 correct-image finder scope, 90-degree mirror star diagonal (1.25"),and two wide-field Expanse eyepieces. Included padded case for the optical tube. A niftier grab-and-go scope you will not find! One-year limited warranty.

Orion Product Number: 24688

Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this telescope (or mount) will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you and availability will be based on Orion's inventory levels. OPT will contact you immediately if there are any delays on shipment and will provide an estimated lead-time. If the product is not readily available, you will have the option to keep the order open with a 10% deposit. Additional Orion items may be drop-shipped along with the telescope (or mount), or shipped directly from our own OPT stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. As a courtesy, OPT will cover all costs for splitting orders and separate shipments.

If a return issue should arise with an Orion drop-ship item, please note that OPT will be required to issue a minimum 10% restocking fee for its return to Orion. With this exception, all other conditions of the OPT return policy apply. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions on Orion Drop-Ship product availability or on this policy. We're here to serve you!

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-24688
Manufacturer Orion
Telescope Series Orion Optical Tube Assemblies
Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
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 Not provided by manufacturer
Total Telescope Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Objects in Database N/A
Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE
Eyepiece(s) Included 20mm, 9mm
Case Included? Yes
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Dew Shield Included? Yes
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Counterweights Included (1) 5 lbs.
Finder Included 2 x 20 Optical Finder
Included Items

Included Items

  • Orion ShortTube 80 EQ Refractor Telescope
  • 20mm Expanse eyepiece (1.25")
  • 9mm Expanse eyepiece (1.25")
  • 90-deg mirror star diagonal (1.25")
  • Tripod legs
  • Equatorial mount
  • 8x40 finder scope
  • Finder scope bracket with O-ring
  • Tube rings
  • Dovetail tube ring mounting plate
  • 5 lb counterweight
  • Counterweight shaft
  • Tripod accessory tray
  • Slow-motion control cables
  • Dust cap
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Tube ring mounting hardware screws
  • Latitude adjustment T-bolt
  • Tripod leg attachment bolts
  • Wing nuts
  • Washers
  • Leg lock knobs
  • Accessory tray screws
  • Assembly tool
  • Starry Night special edition software
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