In case you already have a favorite telescope mount or tripod, we offer this affordable optical tube version of the portable Orion CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope without accessories. This versatile refractor excels at wide-field observations day or night, and can also be used as a precise guide scope for advanced astrophotography pursuits.
When attached to a tripod or equatorial mount and equipped with an optional mirror diagonal and eyepiece and, the CT80 becomes a pleasantly portable rich-field star probe that delivers bright, wide-field views. (All accessories sold separately.) The telescope's fully coated 80mm objective lens and 400mm focal length makes it a perfect telescope for scanning vast expanses of night sky. The Orion CT80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube reels in brighter deep-sky objects for you to explore and also provides great views of solar system targets like Saturn, Jupiter, and the Moon.
For observing terrestrial targets, just add a correct-image diagonal, your favorite telescope eyepieces and a finder scope or reflex sight (all accessories sold separately) and you're ready for daytime visual adventures. Thanks to its compact design, the CT80 Refractor is easy to bring along on road trips, family campouts, and wherever adventure takes you.
The CT80 Compact Refractor Optical Tube is a great telescope to use as a dedicated guide scope for guided astrophotography pursuits. The fast f/5.0 optical tube provides a very wide field-of-view, which makes guide star acquisition a breeze, even under light-polluted skies. A featherweight contender weighing in at a mere 2.25 lbs., the CT80 Refractor Optical Tube can be added to virtually any astrophotography set-up without exceeding your imaging-capable equatorial (EQ) mount's payload capacity.
Get the versatile, fully coated Orion CT80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube today! Sold as Optical Tube only. All accessories sold separately.
Portable 80mm, f/5 refractor telescope optical tube at a great price
Wide field-of-view optics excel at guide star acquisition as well as expansive celestial and terrestrial observations
Fully coated 80mm aperture objective lens gathers a lot of light for bright views
Compact and versatile telescope weighs just 2.25 lbs. and measures 14.75" long
Optical tube only; all accessories sold separately