CELESTRON TRAVEL SCOPE 80 MM WITH BACKPACK
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CELESTRON TRAVEL SCOPE 80 MM WITH BACKPACK
The all-new Celestron Travel Scope 80 mm with Backpack comes with a pan-handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right motion to track your object through the eyepiece. Travel easy with the included backpack and additional accessories. The erect image diagonal helps you see the images right-side-up and is ideal for celestial and terrestrial viewing.
Take Advantage of The Special Accessories Included With Your Celestron Travel Scope 80 mm
Connect any smartphone (with an outside diameter of 45 mm or smaller) and permanently capture breath-taking images of celestial or terrestrial objects. Install it simply by clamping it over an eyepiece. The tightening knobs will securely lock your phone in place. Note: Some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter.
Store your optical tube, tripod, eyepieces, and accessories comfortably and securely in this customized backpack for easy travel.
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Full Specifications of the Celestron Travel Scope 80 mm
OPTICAL TUBE INFO:
- Optical Design: Refractor.
- Aperture: 80 mm (3.1 inches).
- Focal Length: 400 mm (15.74 inches).
- Focal Ratio: f/5.
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20 mm (0.78 inches).
- Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 20X.
- Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10 mm (0.4 inches).
- Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 40X.
- Finderscope: 5X24.
- Star Diagonal: Erect Image, 45 degrees (1.25 inches).
- Optical Tube: Aluminum.
- Highest Useful Magnification: 189X.
- Lowest Useful Magnification: 11X.
- Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.
- Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.74 arc seconds.
- Resolution (Dawes): 1.45 arc seconds.
- Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 131X.
- Optical Coatings: Coated glass optics.
- Optical Tube Length: 457.2 mm (18 inches).
- Optical Tube Weight: 2.4 lb (1088.62 g)
- Dovetail: Vixen/CG-5.
- Mount Type: Manual Alt-Azimuth.
- Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 558.8 mm - 1320.8 mm (22 inches - 52 inches).
- Tripod Leg Diameter: 1.25 inches aluminum.
- Accessory Tray: Yes.
- Slew Speeds: Manual.
- Tripod Weight: 1.8 lb (816.46 g).
- Dovetail Compatibility: Vixen/CG-5 saddle plate.
- Software: Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal App.
- Total Telescope Kit Weight: 4.5 lb (2041.16 g).
- Included Accessories: Optical tube, Mount/tripod (preassembled), 20 mm eyepiece, 10 mm eyepiece, erect image diagonal, 5X24 finderscope, smartphone adapter, SkyPortal app, Starry Night Basic Edition, manual, and backpack.
|Aperture||80 mm (3.25")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||1.25" Nosepiece|
|Dawes Limit||1.45 arcseconds|
|Focal Length||400 mm|
|Light Gathering Power||131x|
|Tube Weight||2.4 lbs|
Within the limitations of the scope it performed adequately to excellently. It works well for the Moon and early morning Venus, and Jupiter and Saturn. Now obviously, the image is not going to be as large at 80mm(3.1inches) as it would be through my larger 11" SCT/Celestron, but its easier to transport too, over the 200lb 11." I would advise anyone buying one, to replace the plastic tube crosshair finder scope with any brand of "RED DOT" type, it will greatly enhance your ability to align the scope on target and stay in place. It is possible to do astrophotography with this scope, using a ZWO ASI-120 camera and an iOptron "SKY TRACKER PRO" (camera mount). The Sky Tracker allows one to get "POLAR aligned" critical for photography, and the light weight of the Travel Scope (only 4.5lbs.) makes all this possible, however you'll need an extension tube for the focuser to reach prime focus before you run out of gear rack on the focuser. Orion makes one that is affordable. The only other up grade I'd recommend would be to get a sturdier and more stable tripod than the one supplied, this will help the Sky Tracker mount to be far more stable for the entire assembly. For the $$ and a few minor up-grades, this is a pretty good scope for beginner or advanced user, keeping in mind its limitations.