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Sky-Watcher STARTRAVEL-80 OTA Refractor Telescope

Sky-Watcher STARTRAVEL-80 OTA Refractor Telescope
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Price:  £99.00
List Price:  £109.00
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Product Code:  SW10734
Manufacturer:  Sky-Watcher
Telescope Type:  Refractor Telescope

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Specification and optics same as Startravel-80 EQ1 but comes instead with 45º Erect Image Diagonal, and supplied without Equatorial Mount and Tripod. Complete with tube rings.

“Its design is that of a traditional astronomical telescope…but its also suitable for watching wildlife. Focusing was with the traditional rack and pinion assembly, which was smooth to use. The lowest power eyepiece (25mm) provided a x16 magnification, which gave an estimated field of view of 2.5 degrees. Stars remained sharp across 75% of the view. With this eyepiece, widefield views were particularly good; open cluster M44 was a delight. These wide views did seem to make the background sky lighter, but we could still make out the brighter Messier objects and even spotted the galaxy NGC 2903 in Leo. At higher magnifications the galaxy group of M65/M66 and NGC 3628 could be seen, and by adding the Barlow lens to the 10mm eyepiece we split Algieba and Castor… Saturn was also clear, with Tian and Rhea visible. Overall score 87%”

BBC Sky At Night Magazine

Specifications:

  • Magnifications (with optics supplied): x16, x32, x40, x80
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x160
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 80mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 400mm (f/5)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • x2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25" (with camera adaptor)
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 45º Erect Image Diagonal
  • Multi-Coated Objective Lens
  • 77% more Light Gathering than 60mm




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