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Orion ShortTube 80 Equatorial Refractor Telescope



  • Model: 24688
  • Manufactured by: Orion


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.

Product Specifications:
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.

Included Items:
Optical tube assembly
20mm Expanse eyepiece (1.25")
9mm Expanse eyepiece (1.25")
90-deg mirror star diagonal (1.25")
Tripod legs
Equatorial mount
8x40 finder scope
Finder scope bracket with O-ring
Tube rings
Dovetail tube ring mounting plate
5 lb counterweight
Counterweight shaft
Tripod accessory tray
Slow-motion control cables
Dust cap
Tube ring mounting hardware screws
Latitude adjustment T-bolt
Tripod leg attachment bolts
Wing nuts
Leg lock knobs
Accessory tray screws
Assembly tool
Starry Night special edition software

Manufacturer Info

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