The Takahashi Starbase 80 is the first entry-level beginner telescope from one of the most well-respected manufacturers in the astronomy community. Takahashi prides themselves on being 100% Japanese made and hold themselves to a level of excellence that very few achieve on such a scale. Being such a high-end telescope manufacturer since their inception, Takahashi has broken their trend of providing scopes for only veteran and professional astronomers to bring in beginners looking for guaranteed quality on their first telescope.
Main Features of the Takahashi Starbase 80 Telescope
Target Versatility - Like all Takahashi scopes, the Starbase 80 is well-suited to observe everything in the night sky be it the Moon, the planets, nebulae, galaxies, or star clusters. No matter what you want to look at, you can see it through this telescope.
Sturdy Mount and Tripod - Coming equipped with an easy-to-use alt-azimuth mount and a steady tripod to sit on, this scope is sure to provide the solid foundation every astronomer needs in their setup. This mount and tripod combo is also lightweight enough to be easily carried to any desired observation location.
Ready to Use - Right out of the box the Starbase 80 is perfectly usable in just a couple of minutes! Included with the mount and tripod combo is a rack and pinion focuser compatible with 1.25" accessories like the also included star diagonal and two eyepieces.