Awesome Autoguider Deluxe Refractor Telescope Package
Item #20715
$499.99
Orion-exclusive autoguiding solution combines the newly reissued ShortTube 80 refractor with the StarShoot AutoGuider CMOS camera and new Orion 120mm Guide Scope Rings and Dual-Width Clamps system for reliable, precise astrophotographic guiding.
Quantity:
Add To Cart
This item: 
Add to Wish List
  • More Info
    • Complete, reliable autoguiding solution for deep-space astrophotography pursuits
    • Versatile Orion ShortTube 80 f/5 refractor is ideal for guiding with a wide variety of imaging scopes
    • New Orion 120mm guide scope rings and dual-width clamps provide rigid support with instantly-adjustable positioning and aiming for the guide scope
    • Includes Orion's StarShoot Autoguider 1.3MP CMOS camera for easy acquisition and lock-on of guide stars, plus a 1.25" extension tube adapter needed to achieve focus
    • Clamps mount on Vixen or Losmandy dovetail plates (not included) and have large lock knobs for easy access even with gloves on

    We've got a new, better solution for your deep space astrophotography autoguiding needs: the Orion Awesome Autoguider Deluxe Refractor Telescope Package. Combining the newly reissued ShortTube 80 refractor with the StarShoot AutoGuider and new Orion 120mm Guide Scope Rings and Dual-Width Clamps system, this deluxe autoguiding package will ensure you get pinpoint stars in your long-exposure astrophotographs every time.

    This is the perfect autoguiding solution for deep sky imaging, whether your main imaging instrument is a refractor, reflector, or Cassegrain. Here is a breakdown of what's included with the Awesome Autoguider Deluxe Refractor Telescope Package.

    Orion ShortTube 80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube Assembly Our popular ShortTube 80 is back! With a focal length of 400mm (f/5), it provides a wide field-of-view, making guide star acquisition a breeze. Its all-metal focuser with drawtube lock provides rigid support for the autoguider camera. A dovetail shoe molded into the focuser accepts optional Orion finder scopes.

    Orion StarShoot AutoGuider The Orion StarShoot AutoGuider tracks selected guide stars and communicates with your equatorial mount to keep stars pinpoint sharp during long exposures. Its 1/2" format CMOS monochrome chip has 5.2 square pixels for excellent sensitivity and highly accurate guiding.

    Orion 120mm Guide Scope Rings with Dual-Width Clamps This solid guide scope mounting system features a pair of aluminum rings with a 120mm (4.7") inside diameter, each outfitted with three plastic-tipped metal thumbscrews for adjusting the aim of the guide scope. Each ring is mounted on a machined aluminum dovetail clamp that sports two grooves to accommodate either Vixen or Losmandy style dovetail plates (sold separately).

    1.25" Orion Extension Tube An anodized aluminum extension tube provides the needed back focus distance for focus of guide stars. An anodized aluminum extension tube provides the needed back focus distance for focus of guide stars.

    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.

    Product Support

    Visit our product support section for instruction manuals and more

  • Specs
    • User level:
      Intermediate
    • 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
    • Resolving power:
      1.45arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      11x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      160x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      160x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      12.2
    • Finder scope:
      None
    • Focuser:
      .965"/1.25" Rack-and-pinion
    • Mount type:
      Optical Tube without Mount
    • Tube material:
      Aluminum
    • Length of optical tube:
      15.0 in.
    • Weight, optical tube:
      3.8 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      StarShoot AutoGuider, 120mm Guide Scope Rings & Dual-Width Clamps, 1.25" Extension Tube
    • Other features:
      Fits both Vixen and Losmandy dovetail bars, Finder scope base molded into focuser housing
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    ShortTube 80 OTA
    Guide Scope Ring and Dovetail Clamp (x2)
    Adjustment Bolts (x 6)
    StarShoot AutoGuider
    1.25" Extension Tube

  • 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.