Designed and built for beginners, the Celestron ExploraScope 80AZ 80mm f/11 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope offers a complete setup for viewing the Moon, planets, meteor showers, and bright deep-sky objects. The optics are fully coated with anti-reflection coatings to reduce light loss and produce brighter and clearer images with improved contrast.
The scope features a manual alt-azimuth mount with an altitude adjustment rod that allows users to track objects as they move across the night sky. Two eyepieces are included to produce 45x and 225x, with a 3x Barlow lens that effectively triples the magnification of each eyepiece. A 90° diagonal is also provided to put the user in a more comfortable viewing position, and it has an erector prism to correct the image orientation horizontally and vertically to enable the scope to be used for terrestrial viewing as well. Its adjustable aluminum tripod provides a stable observation platform, and its adjustable height from 31 to 52″ allows for comfortable viewing by most users.
A classic refractor telescope with a fresh, new look and a redesigned mount for added stability
New altitude slow motion rod offers smoother, more precise control and pointing accuracy
StarPointer finderscope helps you navigate the night sky and aim at targets with its illuminated red dot
Works for daytime terrestrial observing and astronomical viewing
Includes 2 eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens
Engineered with the beginner in mind, the ExploraScope 80AZ is the perfect telescope to discover the Moon, rings of Saturn, moons of Jupiter, Orion Nebula, and all the best celestial objects. The included red dot finderscope helps you sight objects in the sky and center them in your telescope’s eyepiece. Use the new altitude slow motion rod for precise pointing and following objects as they appear to move across the sky.
ExploraScope comes complete with everything you need to get started with amateur astronomy: 2 eyepieces, a 3x Barlow lens to triple the magnifying power of each eyepiece, an erect image diagonal for correct image orientation, and a full-height aluminum tripod. Plus, you can download Celestron’s SkyPortal app for iOS and Android devices to help locate and learn about celestial objects. With ExploraScope, you get the best out-of-the-box experience in the entry-level price range.
Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 80 mm
Focal Length 900 mm
Focal Ratio f/11.25
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25″
Diagonal 90° erect-image
Finderscope StarPointer red-dot
Tripod Two-stage aluminum
Adjustable, 31 – 52″ / 78.7 – 132.1 cm
Mount Type Manual alt-az
Power Source None
Optical Tube Dimensions 34.0″ / 86.4 cm
Weight 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
Package Weight 14.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.5 x 15.0 x 9.1″