Orion Awesome AutoGuider Refractor Telescope Package
Item #24770
4.6 / 5.0
$459.99
Use this complete autoguiding solution to add tracking accuracy to any astrophotography set-up. Includes everything you need to autoguide: ShortTube 80 guide scope, StarShoot AutoGuider, guide scope rings and plate, and extension tube.
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    • Add this affordable and awe-inspiring autoguider package to any imaging set-up and enjoy the accurate astrophotography results
    • Included ShortTube 80mm f/5.0 refractor telescope optical tube provides a wide field-of -view which is perfect for finding prospective guide-stars
    • The intuitive StarShoot AutoGuider makes it easy to enhance your astrophotography pursuits with auto-guided accuracy
    • Package includes everything you need for accurate autoguiding: ShortTube 80 guide scope, guide scope rings, guide scope ring mounting bar, 1.25" extension tube (for focus) and the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider -- all you have to do is add your astrophotography telescope and equatorial mount
    • Astrophotography telescope must be equipped with tube rings in order to attach guide scope ring mounting bar in a piggyback orientation

    Orion can guide you to better quality astrophotos, literally, with our Awesome AutoGuider Refractor Telescope Package. This affordable and effective autoguiding solution can be added to virtually any astrophotography system to improve guiding accuracy so you get awesome astrophotos every time.

    No matter what telescope you're using for long-exposure astrophotography, precise guiding is an absolute requirement to get pinpoint star images. Using both a dedicated autoguider device and guide scope telescope is arguably the best way to optimize the accuracy of any astrophotography pursuit. Employing a complete autoguiding setup is especially useful when going after images of faint deep-sky objects when multiple lengthy exposures are required.

    This complete Orion-exclusive package makes autoguiding easy, and its affordable price is easy on your wallet. The Awesome AutoGuider package contains everything you need to obtain precise tracking accuracy for your astrophotography setup. Let's take a closer look at each of the included items:

    Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly
    The popular Orion ShortTube 80 refractor telescope is included for use as a guide scope. With a short focal length of 400mm, the ShortTube 80 makes an ideal guide scope since the fast f/5.0 optical tube provides an expansive wide field-of-view, making guide star acquisition a breeze. With fully multi-coated optics and a light weight of 2.4 lbs., the ShortTube 80 refractor has become a popular guide scope thanks to its versatile design and no-nonsense performance.   

    Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
    The Orion StarShoot AutoGuider keeps track of a selected guide star and communicates constantly with connected equatorial telescope mount to correct any tracking errors throughout long exposure astrophotography sessions. The sensor inside the StarShoot AutoGuider is a high-resolution, 1/2" format 1.3-megapixel CMOS monochrome chip, with 5.2µ x 5.2µ pixels for highly accurate guiding. The chip resides in a super-compact, anodized aluminum housing that measures just 2.5" wide by 2.35" long and weighs a mere 4.4 oz. Thanks to the small pixel size, the highly accurate sensor makes the StarShoot AutoGuider a perfect match with the short focal length ShortTube 80 refractor guide scope.  

    Orion 105mm ID Pair of Guide Scope Rings
    The included set of two cast-metal rings are designed to hold the ShortTube 80 refractor and provide a wide range of alignment adjustment so the guide scope can be aligned with your astrophotography telescope easily. Each Guide Scope Ring features three non-marring nylon alignment screws for precise alignment of guide scope without scratching.

    Orion Guide Scope Ring Mounting Bar
    The rigid anodized aluminum Guide Scope Ring Mounting Bar is included to attach the entire Awesome AutoGuider Package to an astrophotography telescope. Attach the Guide Scope Rings to the Mounting Bar with the included hardware and then install the ShortTube 80 refractor into the Guide Scope Rings. Then couple the entire Awesome AutoGuider package to your astrophotography telescope. Pre-drilled through-holes allow easy attachment.

    1.25" Orion Telescope Eyepiece Extension Tube

    An anodized, machined aluminum 1.25" Orion Eyepiece Extension Tube is included for extra focuser "back travel" on the ShortTube 80 refractor so focus can be achieved easily.

    With its total weight of just 4.5 lbs., the Orion Awesome Autoguider package can easily be added to virtually any astro-imaging set-up without exceeding your imaging-capable EQ mount's payload capacity. If you aspire to be an awesome astrophotographer, get the affordable Orion Awesome AutoGuider Refractor Package today!

    Not compatible with Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.

    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.

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  • Specs
    • Best for imaging:
      Deep sky
    • User level:
      Intermediate
    • Optical design:
      Refractor
    • Optical diameter:
      80mm
    • Focal length:
      400mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/5.0
    • Coatings:
      Fully 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
    • 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:
      3.0 lbs.
    • Other features:
      Fully multi-coated, Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box
    Orion ShortTube 80 refractor telescope optical tube assembly (OTA)
    Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
    1.25" Extension tube (for camera focus)
    Guide scope  rings
    Guide scope ring mounting bar
  • Important Shipping Information

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    A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

    Standard Delivery: $0.00
    Standard Delivery to Canada: $10.00
    3 Day Delivery: $25.00
    2 Day Delivery: $25.00
    Next Day Delivery: $37.00

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