A short refractor telescope ideal for observing the sky and the ground is the AstroMaster 80AZS.
The optical tube's erect picture star diagonal makes it perfect for use as a spotting scope during the day, while the short focal length makes it perfect for seeing star clusters and nebulae.
The telescope is simple to set up, and you can start observing right away. You can put together the telescope and its accessories in a matter of minutes, even if it's your first time.
The telescope's height can be adjusted, and its tripod legs allow you to set it down on elevated surfaces like a picnic table.
You can keep track of eyepieces and other tiny objects while observing with the aid of an accessory tray that is included.
The entire telescope equipment just weights 10 pounds, making it ideal for carrying wherever your travels in life take you.
Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope
Use a pan handle and an Alt-Az control with clutch to navigate the sky with smooth and precise pointing.
Track the thing in the eyepiece by moving the clutch up, down, and left, right.
Two eyepieces (20mm and 10mm), an upright picture diagonal, and a finderscope are included with the AstroMaster 80AZS.
Different magnifications are available to view your target object through the two eyepieces.
Although it can also be utilised for astronomical objects, the erect image diagonal enables right-side-up viewing, which is perfect for terrestrial things.
You can rapidly centre an object in your eyepiece with the red dot finderscope for simpler observation.
Starry Night software
Learn about the night sky, celestial objects, and how to organise your next observing session by downloading Celestron's Starry Night Software.
The best astronomy programme available is Celestron Starry Night Software, which offers tools and information for viewing the solar system and beyond.
What's included in the box
Mount and tripod (preassembled)
20mm and 10mm eyepiece
StarPointer red dot finderscope
Erect image diagonal
Optical Tube Technical Specifications:
Optical Design: Refractor
Aperture: 80mm (3.1")
Focal Length: 400mm (15.74")
Focal Ratio: f/5
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20mm (0.78")
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 20x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 10mm (0.4")
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 40x
Barlow Lens: Not Included
Finderscope: StarPointer red dot finderscope
Star Diagonal: Erect Image, 90° (1.25")
Optical Tube: Aluminium
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
Secondary Mirror Obstruction: 25mm (1")
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Area: 4.96%
Secondary Mirror Obstruction by Diameter: 22%
Optical Coatings: Fully Coated
Optical Tube Length: 711.2mm (28")
Optical Tube Diameter: TBD
Optical Tube Weight: 2.8 lbs (1.27 kg)
Dovetail: CG-5 Dovetail bar
Mount Technical Specifications:
Mount Type: Manual Alt Azimuth
Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod): 812.8mm - 1295.4mm (32"-51")
Tripod Leg Diameter: 31.75mm (1.25") steel legs
Accessory Tray: Yes
Slew Speeds: Manual
Tripod Weight: 7.6 lbs (3.44 kg)
Dovetail Compatibility: CG-5 saddle plate
Software: Celestron Starry Night Basic Edition Software and SkyPortal App
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 10.4 lbs (4.71 kg)
Never look directly at the Sun with the naked eye or with an optic (unless you have the proper solar filter). Permanent and irreversible eye damage may result.
Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it.
Never leave your optic unsupervised. Make sure an adult who is familiar with the correct operating procedures is with your optic at all times, especially when children are present.