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*2nd* Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope
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Here is a complete telescope you can take on a plane, train or automobile without breaking your back ? or your bank! The Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope goes wherever you go, whether your interest is daytime scenic viewing, nighttime stargazing, or both. It's a telescope the whole family can enjoy, as can the solo traveler seeking visual adventure away from the homestead.

The GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope is a versatile 80mm-aperture, wide-field refractor telescope with a full-length photo-type tripod, plus all the accessories you need to observe wildlife, the Moon, sailboats on the bay, or nebulas in the Milky Way. And all of it fits neatly in the included padded backpack with adjustable shoulder straps, for carrying comfortably to your observing spot. This 80mm GoScope is a step up in size and performance from the popular Orion GoScope III 70mm Refractor Telescope, for those wanting that extra "Wow!" factor.

The affordable Orion GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope features a fully antireflection coated 80mm achromatic lens system with a 400mm focal length (f/5) for vivid images of distant subjects in a generously wide field of view. The 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser ensures your observing target will snap into sharp focus effortlessly.

The included collapsible aluminum tripod boasts a three-way pan head with a convenient handle for easy, smooth pointing of the telescope. The tripod has a host of other great features, including an integrated carrying handle, an extendable center column for extra height, two built-in bubble levels, flip-lever leg locks, and more.

NOTE: Barlow lenses are not compatible with this telescope due to insufficient inward focus travel.

The GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope comes with a terrific set of accessories. Let's take them one by one.

Two high-quality, fully coated 1.25" eyepieces are included:

a low-power 25mm Kellner that provides 16x magnification, and a higher-power 10mm Plossl that yields 40x magnification. Beginners can start observing with the lower-power eyepiece to scan the skies, then boost power up to 40x with the 10mm eyepiece for closer looks. These eyepieces are a definite cut above the typical cheapie Huygenian oculars that come with many competing telescopes of other brands. Your images will be superior by comparison!

A 45-degree correct-image prism diagonal is also included, which provides a correctly oriented image -- a must for daytime terrestrial viewing.

Just insert the diagonal into the telescope's focuser, and then put one of the two included eyepieces into the diagonal and you're ready to focus on stars, the Moon, and more!

You get a red dot finder scope for zeroing in on your targets.

After you align it with the main telescope, just look through the red dot finder's small viewing window and place the LED-illuminated red-dot on the object or area of sky you want to see. Then look in the telescope's eyepiece, focus, and you'll be gazing at a magnified image of the object you aimed at!

The included Moon filter cuts the intense glare and enhances detail when viewing our nearest natural satellite.

It threads into the bottom of the eyepiece barrels. You will observe the Moon in greater comfort and see more of its interesting features.

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 fully padded backpack has internal sleeves and straps that allow the telescope, tripod, and all accessories to be neatly organized inside for transport on the trail or wherever you may be traveling. The whole shebang weighs less than 6 lbs. and measures about 22"H x 10"W x 6"D. Maximum tripod height is 49.5" with legs and center column fully extended.

You will get amazing close-up views both day and night with the very capable, wonderfully portable, and oh-so affordable GoScope 80mm Backpack Refractor Telescope! Strap it on today and head out for some memorable visual adventures.



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 800-447-1001.


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

  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Mount type
  • Tube material
  • Tripod material
  • Length of optical tube
    15.5 in.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    5.6 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Other included items are not always the same between a new and a second. Seconds may be older versions of the new product, or may be customer returns where accessory substitutions have been made.
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    One year

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.


This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states, APO/DPO/FPO addresses and US territories/protectorates. Delivery is not available to Canada.

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