Celestron Inspire 80AZ Refractor

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  • 80 mm (3.1-inch) Refractor Telescope
  • Beginner Telescope with Easy Setup
  • Tripod with Adjustable Steel Tube Legs
  • Finder, Diagonal, 2 Eyepieces
  • Smartphone Adapter



Celestron Inspire 80AZ Refractor

The Inspire 80AZ Refractor by Celestron is an amazingly lightweight 80 mm (3.15-inch) refractor on an Alt-Azimuth mount, is the perfect entry-level scope for anyone interested in astronomy.

The Inspire Series telescopes not only offer easy portability, but they are also packed to the brim with features rarely if ever seen on entry-level scopes. Inspire's features include fully-coated glass optics, solid alt-azimuth mounts with a unique asymmetrical design, sturdy steel tripods with integrated fold-up accessory trays, integrated smartphone adapters, built-in red LED flashlight/ spots, large projected-reticle finder-scopes, erect image optics, and a focus micrometer for easily returning to the same focus point.

The Inspire 80AZ Refractor is also the most uncomplicated set-up for a telescope in its class, an exercise in ease. Simply pop open the tripod legs, turn the lock knob on the accessory tray, and attach the telescope tube to the base using the quick release dovetail mount. You are now ready to observe! It really is that simple and clean, completely lacking in fuss or muss.

In a revolutionary move for refractors and telescopes in general, the Celestron Inspire has an integrated Smartphone adapter built into the lens cap. Using this adapter is very simple, using the following steps as laid out:

  • Place your smartphone against the rubberized friction surface on the outside of the cap so your camera is viewing through the imaging port.
  • Secure the smartphone using the two adjustable bungee cords.
  • The inside of the lens cap has a fitting that secures to your eyepiece using two set screws.
  • Voila! You are now ready to take high-power images through the telescope.


The Inspire mount has a Red LED Flashlight attached that can either be used to illuminate your accessory tray or removed to provide night-vision-friendly red light wherever you need it! It is a minor but very useful feature that further works to improve on the sheer, simple convenience of this fine quality telescope setup.

This scope also comes with a Focus Micrometer. The focus micrometer is a numbered scale that indicates the focuser's position. It allows a quick return to a specific focus-point for specific targets such as a bird's nest, infinity focus, etc. 

OPT Product Number: CE-22402


Aperture80 mm (3.25")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
Dawes Limit1.45 arcseconds
Focal Length900 mm
Focal Ratiof/11.3
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignAltitude—Azimuth
Hightest Magnification160x
Light Gathering Power131x
Limiting Magnitude13.3
Optical DesignDoublet
Telescope ConnectionVixen Style


  • 80 mm telescope tube
  • Mount with tripod and folding accessory tray connected
  • Red LED flashlight90° erect image diagonal
  • 20 mm & 10 mm Kellner eyepieces
  • StarPointer Pro finderscope



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