Skywatcher Startravel 80T Ota Refractor Telescope
Specification and optics same as Startravel-80 but comes with 45º Erect Image Diagonal, and supplied without Equatorial Mount and Tripod.
Complete with tube rings.
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 combined with today’s high-speed films make them useful for capturing lunar and solar eclipses as well as nature photographs.
Tube material: Aluminium.
“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
- 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
- 1.25"/31.7mm 45 degree erect image Star Diagonal
- Multi-Coated Objective Lens
- 77% more Light Gathering than 60mm