Meade Infinity 80mm Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope

Meade Infinity 80mm Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope

Meade Infinity 80mm Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope

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Product Highlights

  • Aperture: 80mm
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Dual Slow-Motion Controls
  • Three Eyepieces: 26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm
  • Red-Dot Finderscope
  • 2-Stage Stainless Steel Tripod with Tray
  • 2x Barlow Lens and 90° Star Diagonal
  • AutoStar Astronomy Software Suite
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  • 1Description

Designed for beginners, the Infinity 80mm Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope from Meade is intended to introduce viewers to astronomy by giving them a complete set up for viewing the Moon, planets, meteor showers, and brighter deep-sky objects. Its manual alt-azimuth mount has an altitude lock and slow-motion controls for precise tracking of subjects. Three eyepieces provide 15x, 44x, and 63.5x magnifications with a 2x Barlow lens that doubles the magnification of each eyepiece for a wider-range of observing possibilities.

An adjustable-height stainless steel tripod provides a stable platform for sky-watching, and the included 90° erect-image diagonal makes looking through the scope more comfortable, especially when aiming the telescope toward the zenith. The diagonal's prism corrects images horizontally and vertically, allowing the scope to be used for terrestrial viewing as well. An integrated dew-shield helps to prevent condensation on the objective lens, while blocking stray terrestrial peripheral light from interfering with celestial observations.

Optical Performance
  • 80mm aperture
  • 400mm focal length
  • f/5 focal ratio
  • Integrated dew-shield
Three Included Eyepieces
  • 1.25" barrel diameter
  • Fold down rubber eyecups
  • Accepts standard filters and accessories
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics
  • 26mm eyepiece yields 15x magnification
  • 9mm eyepiece yields 44x magnification
  • 6.3mm eyepiece yields 63.5x magnification
Included Accessories
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion focuser
  • 2x Barlow lens doubles the magnification of each eyepiece
  • 90° erect-image prism corrects image horizontally and vertically
  • Red dot finder with variable intensity
Mount and Tripod
  • Manual Alt-Az mount
  • Flex-arm controllers with large knurled knobs
  • Stainless steel 2-stage tripod with accessory tray
  • Adjustable height from 33" to 51"
AutoStar Suite Astronomer Software
  • For Windows OS only
  • Computer software helps users learn the night sky
  • Displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae
  • Plan your observing session and print star charts
UPC: 709942996975
In the Box
Meade Infinity 80mm Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope
  • Optical Tube Assembly
  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 26mm, 9mm, 6.3mm Eyepieces
  • 90° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • Red Dot Finder with Bracket
  • 2x Barlow Lens
  • Autostar Suite Astronomy Planetarium DVD for Windows
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Tube Assembly
    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 80 mm / 3.2"
    Focal Length 400 mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Focuser Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal Yes, 90 Erecting
    Finderscope Yes
    Mounting System Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Mount
    Type Alt-Azimuth
    General
    Weight 7.8 lb / 3.6 kg (Tripod)
    3.0 lb / 1.4 kg (OTA)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.0 x 17.0 x 9.0"
    Infinity 80mm Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meade Infinity 80mm I bought this 80mm refractor because I need a portable telescope. The 3 eyepieces that came with this short-tube are of very good quality. The moon is very sharp and clear on the 26mm and 9mm. With the 6.3mm plus 2X barlow I can see tiny honeybees out in the park 200 meters away. The alt-azimuth tripod is very sturdy and easy to use in following the moon and planets. The red dot finder is simple but accurate. This dude will certainly not gather dust in the closet. I have since bought a powerful 2.3mm eyepiece and the view is very clear with this new wide-angle eyepiece.
    Date published: 2015-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little blue scope. I already own the big brother of this little blue scope the (LX70-R5) so my expectations were high.Would the clarity and sharpness be similar,how well controlled is the false color?All I can say is WOW!! How are they Manufacturing such awesome achromatic refractors.This little blue scope has earned respect,sharpness,clarity nice wide FOV and outstanding false color suppression(I am using a dielectric diagonal and upgraded eyepieces)so it may be a factor.I really am pleased with the quality of this little blue scope and you will be too if you buy it.
    Date published: 2016-11-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent product for the price The scope is ok. It's great for planetary viewing like the moon, saturn and mars. The eyepieces that came with the scope will need to be updgraded which I will be doing soon.
    Date published: 2014-08-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Bit Disappointed Bought my Meade 80mm altazimuth to use near 100% as a terrestrial viewing scope. I am very disappointed in the optical clarity. I tried other, more expensive eyepieces in place of the ones that came in the kit, but the viewing remained mediocre. I set up a pair of 12x50 Nikon binoculars nearby, and focused them both at the same object. The binoculars returned a cleaner image! The steel-legged tripod that come with the kit is adequate, but made for someone under five feet tall. I parked it in the closet, and mounted the scope on a SLIK Pro-70 aluminum tripod I already had been using for a couple years. Overall, my impression of the scope is that it isn't manufactured using the tightest of quality standards, (at least in the optics), and it would be best suited for a child's use. I think I'll stay clear of Meade products going forward.
    Date published: 2015-05-04
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