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Startravel-80 Tabletop 80mm (3.1") f/400 Refractor. The compact Sky-Watcher Startravel series are two-element, air-spaced, multi-coated objective, achromatic refractors, and are well proven performers for ‘Rich-Field’ views of star fields, clusters, nebulae, bright galaxies, planets, the Moon and the Sun (with correct safety filtering!), as well as giving excellent terrestrial views. These wide-field short-tube telescopes are also highly portable. They also are popular for use as guide scopes on larger telescopes. All models excel as fixed aperture lenses for both Astrophotography and terrestrial photography. Their “fast" focal ratios make them useful for capturing lunar and solar eclipses as well as nature photographs. Tube material: Aluminium More
This convenient mount possesses all the same features as a standard sized EQ1. The only difference being it is supplied with mini-sized, screw-in tripod legs offering the ultimate in portability for the mounting of short-tube small aperture telescopes or even a camera. The mount, which is only 13” high, can be used on any reasonably firm and level surface.
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Comments about Sky-Watcher Startravel-80 Table-Top Refractor Telescope:
As a first telescope this is simple to set up and operate once you've understood how the EQ mount works. I set it up the first evening I had it and sought out Jupiter. I quickly found it with the finder scope and put in the 25mm eyepiece and there it was! with more magnification I could see two of the planet's dark bands and three of its moons. The eyepieces are basic and I'm sure better quality ones will give better views. For the money, its very good value, considering that you get an EQ mount in with it. I adapted it to go onto a tripod which brings it up to a useable height.This is not the telescope for viewing at high magnifications and you will get some chromatic aberrations, but for general viewing of the night sky you can easily pick out the major objects. At higher magnifications, the focuser is limited in its accuracy but still adequate. The focuser is threaded to take a T ring adapter so you can attach a DSLR, but without the magnifying eyepieces, you're only getting a 400mm lens. I attached a 2x converter to get good shots of the moon. Best of all, it packs away into its carry bag for transport and storage.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Included Accessories: 10mm & 25mm eyepieces, x2 Barlow Lens, Red Dot Finderscope, 1.25, Diagonal, Tabletop EQ1 Mount, Tripod Bush for Photo-Tripod Mounting, Soft Carrying Case
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