The Celestron Explorascope 80AZ is a manual alt-azimuth, refractor telescope perfect for celestial viewing on the go. The Celestron Explorascope 80 can view the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy.
Setting up the telescope is a breeze. Even on your first time out, you can assemble the telescope and its accessories in just a few minutes. The total telescope kit weighs in at just 7 pounds?perfect for impromptu observing sessions or transporting wherever life?s adventures take you.
Manual Alt-Azimuth telescope
Navigate the sky with a panning handle Alt-Az control with clutch for smooth and accurate pointing. Move the clutch in an up/down, left/right fashion to track your object in the eyepiece.
The Explorascope 80AZ comes with two eyepieces (20mm and 4mm), 3x Barlow lens, 90? erect image diagonal, and a finderscope. Choose the 20mm eyepiece for low power or the 4mm eyepiece for higher magnification views. The finderscope helps you quickly center an object in the eyepiece for easier observing. For even more magnification, connect your 3x Barlow lens to triple the power of each eyepiece. Combined with the Barlow lens, this telescope provides up to 135x magnification (20mm eyepiece) or 675x magnification (4mm eyepiece).
Optical Design: Refractor
Aperture: 80mm (3.1″)
Focal Length: 900mm
Focal Ratio: f/11
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1: 20mm (1.25″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 1: 45x
Focal Length of Eyepiece 2: 4mm (1.25″)
Magnification of Eyepiece 2: 225x
Finderscope: StarPointer red dot finder
Star Diagonal: Erect image 90? (1.25″)
Highest Useful Magnification: 189x
Lowest Useful Magnification: 11x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12.0
Resolution (Rayleigh): 1.74 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes): 1.45 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye): 131x
Optical Coatings: Fully coated glass optics
Optical Tube Length: 34″
Barlow Lens: 3x (1.25″)
Mount Type: Manual Alt-Azimuth
Height Adjustment Range (includes mount and tripod): Aluminum, 52″ max height
Total Telescope Kit Weight: 7.0 lbs
Software: Starry Night Basic Edition, SkyPortal app