- Our popular ShortTube 80 refractor telescope, configured for astronomical viewing
- Fully multi-coated optics provides maximum light throughput to your eye for bright wide-field views
- Big 8×40 finder scope makes it easy to aim the ShortTube 80-A accurately
- The 400mm, f/5 achromatic refractor optics deliver wide-field views of deep-sky and solar system objects
- Features a smooth-adjusting 1.25″ rack and pinion focuser, and includes 90-degree mirror star diagonal, two Expanse eyepieces (20mm, 9mm), tube rings, short dovetail bar, soft carry case, and Starry Night software
The ST80-A (for Astronomy) is an upgraded version of our popular ShortTube 80. Now improved with fully multi-coated optics and a soft carrying case, the “little scope that could” is better than ever! Its 80mm objective lens and short 400mm (f/5.0) focal length are perfect for scanning the heavens. Multi-coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces ensure maximum light transmission for bold image fidelity. You’ll see dramatic star clusters and nebulas as well as sharp lunar surface detail. The ST80-A includes an aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser (1.25″), 90-deg mirror diagonal, large 8×40 finder scope, and two Expanse wide-field eyepieces (20mm and 9mm). It also comes with tube rings and a dovetail bar compatible with many Orion mounts. It’s a great scope for getting started in astronomy – or the perfect portable second scope for travel or quick looks. One-year limited warranty.