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Beginner
Orion StarBlast 80mm AutoTracker & Beginner Barlow Kit
$299.99
If purchased separately $353.95
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  • 80mm, f/4.3 refractor telescope lets you see sharp views of the Moon, planets, brighter star clusters and nebula
  • Conveniently portable tabletop telescope setup with easy-to-use AutoTracker motorized tracking mount
  • Included Shorty 2x Barlow doubles the magnification of both included eyepieces
  • Use the included Star Target Planisphere and MoonMap 260 to plan stargazing sessions
  • The included Discover the Stars book is a wonderful guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers


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Item #  27296

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This portable 80mm refractor telescope is ideal for astronomy buffs on-the-go, or for those looking for a compact telescope setup with precise automatic tracking abilities. Its 80mm (3.1") aperture and 350mm focal length (f/4.3) will provide nicely detailed views of brighter objects in the night sky, such as the Moon, bright planets, and a few distant deep space objects like sparkling star clusters and brighter nebulas. Once you've manually aimed the telescope at any celestial object, you'll be able to observe it for extended periods of time as the StarBlast AutoTracker Mount automatically tracks its apparent motion across the night sky.

The included 90 star diagonal provides a comfortable nighttime viewing angle, and two included 1.25" eyepieces (10mm and 25mm) let you survey the sky with two different magnifications (35x and 14x respectively). An Orion EZ Finder II reflex sight is included to help you easily aim the 80mm telescope. This tracking tabletop refractor tips the scales at just 11.4 lbs. when assembled, so it's easy to bring along on road-trips, camping adventures, and other outings.

The included Beginner Barlow Kit is a great combination of accessories for anyone beginning a hobby of amateur astronomy and includes the powerful Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens, as well as the useful Orion Beginning Stargazers Toolkit.

Use the included Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens to double the magnifying power of included eyepieces.
A 2-power (2x) Barlow lens is an extremely versatile telescope accessory that doubles the magnification of any eyepiece installed. Using the included Shorty 2x Barlow with the 10mm eyepiece in the StarBlast 80mm AutoTracker bumps its viewing power from 35x to 70x, and boosts the 25mm eyepiece's magnification from 14x to 28x when used with the 80mm refractor. What's more, you can use the compact Shorty 2x Barlow with any other 1.25" eyepieces you already have, or any you purchase in the future.
The Orion MoonMap 260 makes it easy to learn about the Moon's craters, spacecraft landing sites, and more!
With locations and names of over 260 features on the Moon such as craters, mountains, valleys, "seas" and more, the included Orion MoonMap 260 is a great tool for beginning astronomers. This detailed map will even show you where various spacecraft have landed on the Moon's surface! The whole family will enjoy looking at the Moon with the StarBlast 80mm AutoTracker telescope, then discovering the names of the craters and other features you've seen in the telescope.
The Orion Star Target planisphere is a useful star chart wheel for any day of the year.
This circular star map lets you dial-in the month and day you're observing the sky, so you can see exactly which constellations and stars will be visible if skies are clear. Using the Orion Star Target is a great way for starters to plan their first stargazing sessions with the StarBlast 80mm AutoTracker refractor, since you'll know just where to point the telescope!
The useful Discover the Stars guidebook will introduce you to the wonders of the night sky.
This gets our vote as the best guidebook for beginning stargazers. The heart of the book is two sections of big, two-color sky charts. The first section features 12 charts that show the entire visible sky each month, accompanied by text that points out each month's sky attractions and constellation mythology. The second section comprises 23 charts of smaller regions of the sky, which highlight objects observable with small instruments. Softbound, 119 pages.
Use the included RedBeam Mini LED flashlight to see in the dark without disrupting your dark-adapted vision.
You don't need a big flashlight to read star maps or see inside your accessory case at night. The included 2.5"-long Orion RedBeam Mini Flashlight does the job perfectly, emitting night-vision friendly red LED light. Red light won't disrupt your eyes' dark-adapted vision, so this flashlight lets you check charts and accessories while keeping your eyes primed for viewing celestial gems through the StarBlast 80mm AutoTracker telescope. Includes batteries and a handy key-ring.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

Product Support
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  • Best for viewing
    Lunar & planetary
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Beginner
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    80mm
  • Focal length
    350mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/4.3
  • Coatings
    Coated
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
    Crown/Flint
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Resolving power
    1.45arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    12x
  • Highest useful magnification
    160x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    160x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    12.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    EZ Finder II
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To system
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Length of optical tube
    12.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    2.9 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    8.5 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    11.4 lbs.
  • Other features
    Very compact, Extremely portable
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion StarBlast 80mm Refractor Telescope optical tube assembly (OTA) 
Orion StarBlast AutoTracker Altazimuth Mount
L-bracket
L-bracket extension
Canon DSLR shutter release cable
Cell phone adapter brakcet
EZ Finder II reflex sight
90 star diagonal
10mm 3-element 1.25" telescope eyepiece
25mm 3-element 1.25" telescope eyepiece
Compass
Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software
Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens
Orion MoonMap 260
Orion Star Target Planisphere
Discover The Stars Beginner's Astronomy Guidebook
Orion RedBeam Mini LED Flashlight
 

 

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