STARTRAVEL-80 80mm (3.1") f/5 REFRACTOR telescope with a sturdy AZ3 tripod stand
Our Startravel 80 80mm (3.1") f/5 refractor telescope is perfect for newcomers to astronomy, or those wishing to combine compact size with good optical performance. The compact Sky-Watcher STARTRAVEL series are two-element, air-spaced, multi-coated objective, achromatic refractors, and are well proven performers for 'Rich-Field' views of star fields, clusters, nebulae, bright galaxies, planets and the Moon, as well as giving excellent terrestrial views. These wide-field, short-tube telescopes are also highly portable. All models also excel as fixed aperture lenses for both Astrophotography and terrestrial photography. Our Startravel 80 telescope is manufactured by Sky-Watcher, one of the most respected telescope manufacturers - products you can trust, representing great value for money.
- Ideal Telescope for beginners
- Short-tube Refractor Telescope, with 80mm objective lens
- Perfect for discovering the Night Sky (and more earthly subjects!)
- AZ3 Tripod Mount
- Complete Kit - Everything included
|“Its design is that of a traditional astronomical telescope ... but its also suitable for watching wildlife. Focusing was with the traditional rack and pinion assembly, which was smooth to use. The lowest power eyepiece (25mm) provided a x16 magnification, which gave an estimated field of view of 2.5 degrees. Stars remained sharp across 75% of the view. With this eyepiece, widefield views were particularly good; open cluster M44 was a delight. These wide views did seem to make the background sky lighter, but we could still make out the brighter Messier objects and even spotted the galaxy NGC 2903 in Leo. At higher magnifications the galaxy group of M65/M66 and NGC 3628 could be seen, and by adding the Barlow lens to the 10mm eyepiece we split Algieba and Castor ... Saturn was also clear, with Tian and Rhea visible. Overall score 87%” BBC Sky At Night Magazine |
- Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): X16, X32, x40, x80
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x160
- Objective Lens Diameter: 80mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 400mm (f/5)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm and 25mm
- X2 Barlow Lens
- 90° Diagonal Mirror 1.25"
- Red Dot Finderscope
- Table-Top EQ1 Mount
- Tripod Bush for Photo-Tripod Mounting
- Soft Carrying Bag
Sky Watcher is an American company and a leading manufacturer of high-quality telescopes and other optical products. We are able to supply not just the telescopes in the UK, but all Sky Watcher accesories and spare parts.SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS:
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
| I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value. Use them and enjoy them. Sir Patrick Moore CBE FR || |
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