When used with a 1.25" erecting prism (not included), the Sky Watcher Startravel 80 Refractor Astronomy Telescope with AZ3 Mount 10729 is the perfect tool for wide-field observations of Deep-Sky objects, such as Nebulae, Star Fields, Star Clusters, and Galaxies, the Moon, bright planets, and Comets, as well as for daytime terrestrial observations.
This short-tube, wide-field telescope works well as a fixed aperture lens for both astronomy and regular photography. Due to its "fast" focus ratio, it can be used to photograph both natural scenes and lunar and solar eclipses.
The AZ3 Alt-Azimuth mount's slow motion cables, which are simple to use and intuitive, offer great stability and accurate control on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes.
Air-Spaced Two-Element Achromatic Refractors
A standard single lens directs light of various wavelengths to various focal points.
Air-spaced two-element lenses, which minimise chromatic aberration more than conventional doublet lenses, are used in the construction of all Sky-Watcher Refractors.
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x15.4, x30.8, x32 & x64
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x160
Objective Lens Diameter: 80mm
Telescope Focal Length: 400mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 12.5mm & 26mm Plossls
X2 Barlow Lens (1.25”)
Direct SLR Camera Connection
Red Dot Finder
90 degree Star Diagonal (1.25"/31.7mm)
Multi-Coated Objective Lens
AZ3 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
77% more Light Gathering than 60mm
Net Weight 8.5kg
Box Weight 9.5kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 970x450x280
Warranty 1 year