- Portable 80mm, f/5 refractor telescope optical tube at a great price
- Pop it on your favorite mount or use it as a guide scope for astrophotography
- Newly upgraded aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser eliminates drawtube flexure when focusing
- Wide field-of-view optics excel at guide star acquisition as well as expansive celestial and terrestrial observations
- Compact and versatile telescope weighs just 2.25 lbs. and measures 14.75" long
We are pleased to offer this affordable optical tube version of the Orion CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope without accessories. This versatile refractor excels at wide-field observations day or night, and can also be used as a guide scope for advanced astrophotography pursuits.
As a guide scope, the fast f/5.0 optical tube provides a wide field of view for easy acquisition of guide stars. We listened to feedback after the initial release and are pleased to report that the aluminum 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser has now been upgraded with increased drawtube rigidity to eliminate image shift when focusing. This upgrade makes guide star acquisition and focusing easier and more reliable. Weighing in at a mere 2.25 lbs., the CT80 Refractor Optical Tube can be added to virtually any astrophotography set-up.
When attached to a tripod or equatorial mount and equipped with an optional mirror diagonal and eyepiece, the Orion CT80 becomes a pleasantly portable rich-field star probe that delivers bright, wide-field views. The CT80 telescope's fully coated 80mm objective lens and 400mm focal length make it ideal for scanning vast expanses of night sky. For observing terrestrial targets, just add a correct-image diagonal. Internal baffles help eliminate off-axis reflections and optimize contrast.
A Vixen-style dovetail mounting bar on the bottom of the CT80 includes threaded 1/4"-20 holes for secure attachment to a variety of mounts and tripods. The 1.25" focuser has a focus lock knob and is compatible with any 1.25" mirror or prism diagonal and 1.25" sized telescope eyepieces. You can add an optional Orion finder scope or reflex sight to the CT80 via the built-in dovetail finder scope base.
Thanks to its compact design, the CT80 Refractor is easy to bring along on road trips, family campouts, and wherever adventure takes you.
Sold as Optical Tube only. All accessories sold separately.
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.
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