Celestron 80ED Refractor Spotting Scope Telescope 52280

The pinnacle of Celestron's ED scopes, Celestron 80ED Refractor Spotting Scope is packed with great features and excellent optics. The refractor style 80-ED (APO) features a 2" rack and pinion focuser and has a bracket that can adapt to a photo tripod or attach to Celestron's Advanced GT equatorial mount. Refractor's ED glass provides excellent color correction and razor sharp images for serious nature and bird watchers, and virtually eliminates chromatic aberration usually seen during planetary and lunar viewing. With a focal length of 600mm (f/7.5) 80mm ED Refractor Spotting Scope-52280 is well suited for wide field astrophotography as well as nature photography. If you're using another 1.25" eyepiece you simply divide 600 by the focal length of the eyepiece to determine the magnification. 80 mm ED Refractor Spotter 52280 comes complete with a 25mm 1.25" eyepiece, erect image diagonal and 6x30 finderscope. For more information here .

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Specifications for Celestron 80-ED Refractor Spotting Scope:

Magnification:   24x
Objective Diameter:   80mm
Angle of View:   2.2°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds):   114' (38 m at 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance:   13.0' (4.0 m)
Exit Pupil Diameter:   3.3mm
Eye Relief:   20mm
Relative Brightness:   11.1
Twilight Factor:   43.8
Dimensions:   23.0" (584mm)
Weight:   4.50 lb (2041 g)

Features of Celestron 80ED-Refractor Spotting Scope:

  • Beefy tripod adapter block
  • 45° Erect image diagonal & 25mm (24x) Plossl eyepiece
  • Well suited to wide field astrophotography
  • 6x30 Finderscope included
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Eddie - Add Reply

I have had one of these for about a year now and have enjoyed it so much. It gives very sharp images whether I'm looking at terrestrial or astronomical objects. I am constantly amazed at what this little scope can do. Contrast when viewing the moon is just fantastic. This is perhaps one of the ultimate choices for a grab and go telescope. Pros: Very sharp images Cons: none

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