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
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
- 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
- Leg lock knobs
- Accessory tray screws
- Assembly tool
- Starry Night special edition software
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