*2nd* Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube
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    It's baack! The affordable optical tube assembly (OTA) version our Orion ShortTube 80 achromatic refractor telescope is back in our lineup, by popular demand.

    Sold without accessories, the ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly is ideal for use as a dedicated guide scope for guided astrophotography pursuits. The fast f/5 achromatic optics provide a wide field of view that makes guide star acquisition a breeze. Its all-metal tube features a rack-and-pinion focuser with drawtube tension adjustment and a molded-in dovetail finder scope base that accepts optional Orion finder scopes. Weighing well under 3 lbs., the ShortTube 80 OTA can easily be added to virtually any astrophotography rig without exceeding your equatorial mount's payload capacity.

    The ShortTube 80 OTA also excels as a wide-field visual telescope for exploring large swaths of the night sky or daytime vistas. Equip it with tube rings (sold separately) and pop the telescope onto an equatorial or altazimuth mount and you'll be all set for astronomical or daytime terrestrial viewing.

    You'll love this refractor telescope's bright, expansive views. Its multi-coated 80mm achromatic objective lens and short 400mm focal length are perfect for scanning vast vistas. Add your favorite telescope eyepieces, correct-image or mirror diagonal, and finder scope or reflex sight (all sold separately) and you'll have an instrument customized for adventure.

    The ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly measures 15" in length. Its fixed aluminum dew shield extends a full 3-1/4" out from the objective lens to prevent dew formation and block off-axis glare. Another nice feature: the eyepiece holding collar on the focuser drawtube has two thumbscrews to ensure secure lockdown of your guide camera or diagonal. The end of the collar is even threaded with male T2 threads to allow threaded attachment of a DSLR directly to the focuser (with proper T-ring) for photography.

    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 800-447-1001.

    Warning

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

  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Brighter deep sky
    • User level:
      Beginner
    • Optical design:
      Refractor
    • Optical diameter:
      80mm
    • Focal length:
      400mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/5.0
    • Coatings:
      Multi-coated
    • Optics type:
      Air-spaced doublet
    • Glass material:
      Crown/Flint
    • Eyepieces:
      None
    • 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:
      None
    • Focuser:
      1.25" Rack-and-pinion
    • Mount type:
      Optical Tube without Mount
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar, planetary & long exposure
    • Tube material:
      Aluminum
    • Length of optical tube:
      15.0 in.
    • Weight, optical tube:
      2.7 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
  • Important Shipping Information

    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.

    SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

    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.