Orion ShortTube 80 Equatorial Refractor Telescope
Explore the planets and scan the heavens for bright deep-sky gems with this low-cost astro package. Fully multi-coated 80mm f/5.0 optics deliver sharp and bright wide-field views. EQ-1 mount allows smooth manual guiding or automated tracking with optional EQ-1M electronic drive. Includes 90° mirror star diagonal, two Expanse eyepieces, 8x40 finder scope, padded case. One-year limited warranty.
Use Astronomy and terrestrial close × Telescopes can have multiple uses depending on their design. Refractors and Cassegrains can provide a "correct-image" view, so they can be used for daytime land viewing as well as astronomy. Reflectors render the image upside down so they are not recommended for daytime viewing. This is not an issue for astronomy, however, because there's no "right-side up" in space.
User level Beginner close × Beginner - Telescopes suited for beginners are easy to use and maintain. Very good optical and mechanical quality. A great first telescope that will show you the moon and planets.
Optical tube assembly
20mm Expanse eyepiece (1.25")
9mm Expanse eyepiece (1.25")
90-deg mirror star diagonal (1.25")
8x40 finder scope
Finder scope bracket with O-ring
Dovetail tube ring mounting plate
5 lb counterweight
Tripod accessory tray
Slow-motion control cables
Tube ring mounting hardware screws
Latitude adjustment T-bolt
Tripod leg attachment bolts
Leg lock knobs
Accessory tray screws
Starry Night special edition software