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Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing)

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Product Highlights
  • Waterproof
  • Angled Viewing
  • 20-60x Wide Angle Zoom Eyepiece
  • 40-60° Apparent Field of View

The angled viewing Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit from Celestron features a prismatic spotting scope with an 80mm objective.

All models in the Ultima line are mated to an eyepiece and render views which are both right side up and laterally correct to the world, making them good for both terrestrial and celestial observing.  All Ultimas are waterproof, making them more robust than ever before.  Celestron surely is delivering exceptional value.

The Ultima line offers the choice between 45° angled viewing or straight viewing.  Most users will prefer angled scopes because they are both simple to use for birds perched high above the viewer, as well as easily shared among users of differing heights.  But some will prefer the straight viewing models, for these are much easier to use when hunting down the object of interest in the first place.  Straight viewing models are also usually a bit lighter, brighter, and less expensive. The choice is yours.

Certain Celestron products include their "No Fault" warranty coverage, which assures that your spotting scope will be repaired or replaced at Celestron's option for as long as you own tit, no questions asked!  The only requirements on the user's end are to ship the spotting scope (at the user's cost) to Celestron, with proof of purchase and a check or money order for $25 to cover the costs of inspection, shipping and handling.  This warranty service is valid only for USA and Candadian citizens purchasing from an authorized Celestron dealer.

Built-In T-Mount Threading for SLR Shooting
The angled viewing Celestron Ultima series feature a T-mount threading upon the eyepiece barrel, allowing your scope to act as an ultratelephoto lens for your SLR camera (digital OR film) with just the addition of a camera-specific T-mount adapter.
Peepsight for quick initial location of your subject
Rubber armored housing
Smooth focus knob can be turned with a single finger
Magnification 20-60x
Objective Lens Diameter 80mm
Angle of View 20x: 2.0°
60x: 1.0°
Field-of-View (@ 1000 Yds) 20x: 105' (35 m at 1000 m)
60x: 53' (18 m at 1000 m)
Minimum Focus Distance 27.0' (8.2 m) at 20x (unspecified otherwise)
Exit Pupil Diameter 20x: 4.0mm
60x: 1.3mm
Eye Relief 18mm at 20x (unspecified otherwise)
Relative Brightness 20x: 16.0
60x: 1.8
Twilight Factor 20x: 40.0
60x: 69.3
Weatherproofing Waterproof
Dimensions 16.0" (406mm) in Length
Weight 3.31 lb (1500 g)
Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing)
  • Objective Lens Cap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • View-Through Case
  • Eyepiece Case
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
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    CelestronUltima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing)
     
    4.4

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (28)
    • Strong construction (25)
    • Quality lenses (21)
    • Accurate ranging (9)
    • Strong magnification (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bird watching (22)
      • Astronomy (17)
      • Bright conditions (6)
      • Hunting (5)
      • Low visibility (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (31), Avid adventurer (9)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I would buy this product again

      Watching maritime trafic on the Saint Laurence River. Clear picture from 20x to 40x, ar 60x small dark spot in the center.

      Watching maritime trafic on the Saint Laurence River. Clear picture from 20x to 40x, ar 60x small dark spot in the center.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      As can be expected

      My celestron ultima 80 is used for high power shooting events, specifically across the course matches with positions as 200,300,and 600yds. The overall build quality of the unit is much better than those...Read complete review

      My celestron ultima 80 is used for high power shooting events, specifically across the course matches with positions as 200,300,and 600yds. The overall build quality of the unit is much better than those costing the same or even more. It's sturdy,well put together and carries a great mfg warranty. The optics are ok. I have used much more expensive optics, and sorry this scope does NOT compare.... Not even close ( sorry to all those that say it does). But, for an entry level price it is VERY acceptable and superior to many even at twice the price. .22 cal holes are visible at 200 yds ( provided you have a stable tripod) and scoring disks are easily seen at 600yds without zoom extensively. Mirage IS seen, but is not as easily read as with bight quality optics.For the price of [$] it is an excellent entry level scope that will serve a shooter well until the decision or the cash is available to upgrade. As a bonus, when upgrading you will get most of your money back out of the scope by selling online auction site

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      5.0

      A great purchase

      By Paladin

      from Northern Michigan

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright Eyepiece
      • Sensitivity Controls
      • Strong Magnification

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions
        • Low Visibility
        • Security
        • Shooting

        Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

        This spotting scope is extremely bright, clear, the definition is awesome, and it's easy to focus! It out performed other brands of scopes at higher, to much higher price points! I could easily see 22 cal. bullet holes at 200 yards and 30 cal. holes at 300 yards in the black areas of a target, and it was an overcast day! I am confident that I could see 30 cal. holes at 400 yards and more, if I find a rifle range that offers that and longer distances.

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        5.0

        Great for digiscoping

        By Pauldd76

        from New Mexico

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Strong Magnification

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

        I use this for taking pictures of mountaintops from my house, and of the moon at night. A sturdy tripod and cable release are a must, as even the movement of the shutter taking the picture causes some movement.

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        3.0

        Great Scope for the price

        By JL

        from Henersonville TN

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Eyepiece
        • Sensitivity Controls
        • Strong Magnification

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Control

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bright Conditions
        • Shooting

        Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

        This is a great scope for the price. Decent eye relief. Had a chance to test it out at 60x magnification looking at the moon. The image was really sharp at 60x magnification. I can only give it 3 stars because of the poor quality control by Celestron. The words "Celestron Ultima 80" was upside down on my scope. I did not bother to return it since it doesn't affect the scope.

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        5.0

        Excelent product

        By Vlad

        from Paris France

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Magnification

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

            I live in Paris. Eiffel tower is about 4 miles away. With this amazing scope and 60X zoom I can see people walking there!

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            5.0

            Excellent Upgrade

            By TeeJay

            from Cinnamnson, NJ

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            Pros

            • Bright Eyepiece
            • Strong Magnification

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bright Conditions
              • Low Visibility
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

              I am upgrading from a Simmons 20-60x60mm that I bought from @. Much better scope! I will be using this in Yellowstone for watching wolves and bears at great distances. I've tested it already and it has a great eyepiece, very bright and clear, and easy to focus. It does get some vignetting at 60x but nothing that is a problem. I will update when I get back from my trip in June.

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              5.0

              Great Scope

              By Marsh68

              from Florida

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Bright Eyepiece
              • Build Construction
              • Sensitivity Controls
              • Strong Magnification
              • Weatherproof

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Bright Conditions
              • Low Visibility
              • Security
              • Shooting

              Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

              Great all around scope. I use it for terristrial and wildlife viewing and photography. Very clear. Heavy duty construction. Does get a little soft at max magnification, but well worth the cost. Just get a good tripod.

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              5.0

              Perfect for price

              By Scoobyrqc

              from Québec

              Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

              Good price, good quality

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              4.0

              pretty powerful for the price

              By Nick

              from NY, NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Magnification

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Bright Conditions

                Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                For a first time telescope user, this one is easy to figure out how to use and has great magnification for the price. The site piece on the side is a bit tiny and tricky to learn how to use. I am overall pretty satisfied with this instrument. It's pretty cool and a high quality piece.

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                5.0

                Great Value

                By Nick

                from CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Looks Good
                • Smooth controls
                • Very Sharp Image

                Cons

                • Sensitive To Eye Position

                Best Uses

                • Terestrial Viewing

                Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                This is a great value for the price. Sharp image; excellent construction. The focus and zoom controls are smooth. The ONLY negative I note is the very restrictive eye relief. Any movement side-to-side or up-down, and you lose the picture. But again, for the money, this is a real bargain (especially compared to my Canon camera lenses). I got a really good look at the moon last night!

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                3.0

                Spotting scope on the budget

                By Bert

                from Queens, new york

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching

                  Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                  This is mainly for casual bird watching, and find the image bright very detailed and easy to use. For a few dollars more i could have been better off with the model that came with a tripod.

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                  5.0

                  very good.

                  By hermeval

                  from Sào Paulo, Brasil

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Muito Bom Equipamento
                  • Quality Lenses
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bird Watching
                    • Observacào De Aves

                    Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                    use the telescope to observe the urban architecture, the birds in nature and something I call attention.

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                    5.0

                    Great value for target shooting

                    By Whippoorwill

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Front Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Target shooting

                    Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                    I bought the Celestron Ultima 80 for shooting out to 200 yards with a .223. I wanted to see the holes easily.

                    I did a lot of research before picking this model. It came down to this or a Kronus of similar specifications. Against white paper background and with Shoot-N-C type targets it's easy to do with the Ultima 80. Against black backgrounds it is a little tougher. .30-cal holes show up much better.

                    Still, for the price this is an exellent spotting scope. I find it to be well made. I would recommend a sturdy tripod though as it is front heavy but it is well made and is pretty much what I need for that application and the picture is very clear.

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                    5.0

                    very nice

                    By sm

                    from MA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                    Very clear and attaches to the tripod with ease.

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                    5.0

                    1st scope, very pleased

                    By Kevin

                    from Kansas City MO

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quality Lenses
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Lens Caps Fall Off

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy
                    • Bird Watching

                    Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                    Purchased the scope for my wife to use while bird watching. Been out with it once so far, and after a short learning curve, it was very good for the purpose. Also tried out the built-in T mount, got some great photos that would have been impossible with any of my other lenses. It's not a $1,000 Swarovski, and anyone that compares the two is just ignorant. For the price, the quality of the unit, and the quality of the images, are quite good. My only real problem with the whole thing is that neither the front or rear lens caps will stay on the unit. Both fall off if you touch the unit, leave it alone, or turn your back. I think both will be getting Cap Keepers pretty soon.

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Fantastic Service

                    By Old 55

                    from Alberton, Vic, Australia

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Ranging
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bird Watching

                      Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                      Used to watch birdlife on our dam from our balcony. Works very well. Special thanks for the speedy delivery to Australia.
                      Scope is very easy to use, the images are clear and sharp, especially in bright sunshine.
                      Excellent value for the money spent.

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                      5.0

                      NICE SCOPE

                      By Tom

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Lenses
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy
                        • Bird Watching

                        Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                        I am glad I purchased this scope - it appears to be well made and has been great for backyard viewing. based on what I have seen, it should serve well as a field scope.

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                        4.0

                        i would buy this spoter again.

                        By zevik

                        from rehovot Israel 19 dubnov str

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Ranging
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching

                          Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                          It does the job well

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good bang for the Buck

                          By Llamaman

                          from plainwell, mi

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Not a great cover

                          Best Uses

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Hunting

                          Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                          This scope replaces a cheap Bushnell scope so not a fair comparison. I use this for wildlife and bird watching. Clear optics and smooth focus. I'm really happy with the 80mm lenses as it helps when the light is marginal. Even at dusk and using the maximum magnification the detail is adequate to easily count points on a buck 800 yards away. I could watch a bluebird at 100 yards pick bugs off the branch it was sitting on. This one's a keeper.

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                          4.0

                          Spotting scope

                          By Razz

                          from Valley City Ohio

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Quality Lenses
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hunting
                            • Spotting Targets

                            Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                            Good product for the price. Clear at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards starts to get a little fuzzy at 450 yards. But did not cost a whole bunch of money

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                            5.0

                            Excellent scope for the money

                            By Backyard Astronomer

                            from Illinois

                            About Me Avid Adventurer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Quality Lenses
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astronomy
                              • Bird Watching

                              Comments about Celestron Ultima 80 3.1"/80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing):

                              Very clear up to about 40x. Well made and solid construction. Will use from many applications include astronomy, bird watching, and target shooting.

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