For a portable telescope that excels at wide-field stargazing, look no further than the Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor Telescope. This ultra-compact, entry-level refractor with a tabletop mount makes a great, high-quality first telescope for beginning stargazers. But it's not just for newbies - the GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor's convenient small size makes it a true "grab-and-go" telescope, perfect for the mobile interests of more experienced hobbyists. The entire telescope weighs just 5.65 lbs. assembled (including eyepiece and reflex sight) so it's easy for anyone on the family to take it out to the backyard table or favorite observing site.
With an 80mm objective lens and 350mm focal length (f/4.3), the GoScope 80 refractor performs rather impressively for its modest size, collecting over 30% more light than its 70mm counterpart, and over 70% more light than a 60mm refractor. Not only will views appear brighter in the GoScope 80 TableTop Refractor Telescope, but you'll be able to see more objects in the night sky with this telescope compared to smaller diameter models.
The Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor comes packed with quality accessories so you and your family will be ready to stargaze with it right out of the box, assuming the skies are clear of clouds!
The included Orion EZ Finder II red-dot sight makes aiming "EZ".
Following a simple alignment procedure that parents can help with, you can use the EZ Finder II sight to accurately aim the GoScope 80mm TableTop telescope at objects in the sky like the Moon and bright planets. Once aligned with the telescope, just turn on the EZ Finder II and peer through the sight's small circular viewing window so you see the red dot, and move the telescope until the red dot is on the object you want to see to place it in the reflector's field of view.
Use the included 20mm and 10mm eyepieces for different views.
The included 20mm and 10mm 1.25" telescope eyepieces will aid in your exploration of the solar system as you observe the Moon's craters and seas, the rings of Saturn, and the moons of Jupiter. The 20mm telescope eyepiece provides modest 17.5x power magnification, which is excellent for observing vast open star clusters and bright deep-sky objects. You can use the included 10mm telescope eyepiece to boost the GoScope 80's magnification up to 35x for more powerful views of the Moon's cratered surface and more.
Use the included 90° star diagonal for comfortable views of the night sky.
A diagonal "bends" the light path of a telescope so you can enjoy the view without having to contort yourself into awkward positions to peer into the eyepiece. The 90° star diagonal that comes with the GoScope 80mm TableTop Telescope yields bright images and provides a comfortable viewing angle from a seated position.
The optical tube assembly of the GoScope 80mm Refractor Telescope is attached to its stable table-top swivel base via a quick-release dovetail saddle which features adjustable altitude tension. This allows you to set the up/down tension of the mount according to your preference, for smooth motion. The 80mm refractor telescope tube can easily be removed from the base and mounted on an optional photo tripod, utilizing threaded holes on the optical tube mounting block. Alternatively, the GoScope's swivel base itself can also be mounted on a camera tripod with a 3/8" or 1/4"-20 threaded post to raise the telescope if you happen to plan on observing where there isn't a table, car, or other convenient flat surface nearby.
One of the most interesting parts of the pint-sized GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor is its unique internal focuser. As opposed to more traditional telescope focusers, which move the diagonal and eyepiece back and forth to achieve focus, the GoScope 80's internal focuser moves the objective lens back and forth inside the telescope tube with smooth precision. This nifty design is a pleasure to use as you rotate the focus knob to obtain crisply focused views of the night sky.
This compact, yet satisfyingly capable, Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope weighs 9.25 lbs. assembled (including tripod, diagonal, eyepiece and finder). Get the GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor today and discover the wonders of the night sky with this compact and capable telescope.
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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.
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