Celestron TrailSeeker 80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

Celestron TrailSeeker 80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

Celestron TrailSeeker 80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • Straight Viewing
  • 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece
  • 80mm Objective Lens
  • XLT Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Nitrogen Filled, Water & Fogproof
  • Fine and Coarse Dual Focus Controls
  • 360° Rotating Tripod Mount
  • Sliding Sunshade
  • Accepts 1.25" Astronomical Eyepieces
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Size: 20-60x80

20-60x80 22-67x100

Options: Scope & Eyepiece

Scope & Eyepiece Scope, Eyepiece & Tripod

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Viewing Angle: Straight Viewing

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Celestron 52333 overview

  • 1Description

The straight-through viewing TrailSeeker 80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope by Celestron features a versatile 20-60x zoom eyepiece to provide views from generous vistas to tight, detailed images. The 80mm objective lens possesses light-gathering capability superior to that of scopes with smaller lenses, which makes for a bright image and enhances the scope's capabilities in low-light conditions. Proprietary anti-reflection XLT fully multi-coated optics allow for efficient light transmission through the optical path for crisp, high-contrast views.

The straight eyepiece makes spotting and tracking a subject quick and easy. Dual focusing offers precise image control by allowing a preliminary coarse focus, which you can then refine using the fine-focus control for a tack-sharp view. You can rotate the scope in its tripod collar a full 360° to put the eyepiece in the best position. The TrailSeeker 80 has a nitrogen-filled waterproof housing that won't fog up in humid conditions and features a sliding sunshade to keep glare or raindrops off the objective lens. To facilitate digiscoping, a T-adapter is included so you can mount a T-ring compatible with your DSLR to the eyepiece.

For adverse weather conditions, a stay-on carrying case is included that can be left on the scope during use—zippers fore and aft open for the objective lens and the eyepiece. The TrailSeeker is designed to use standard 1.25" astronomical eyepieces, so in addition to the included zoom eyepiece, you can use other eyepieces on your spotting scope to achieve higher magnifications, wider fields of view, etc.

Optical Performance
  • Zoom magnification: 20-60x
  • Objective lens: 80mm for light-gathering power
  • Proprietary XLT lens multi-coating reduces reflection for greater light transmission
  • BAK4 prism
Use and Handling
  • Straight viewing: Straight-through eyepiece allows for easier target acquisition and tracking
  • Dual focusing allows you to get subjects in focus quickly with coarse focus control and then refine the image with the fine-focus control
  • Tripod mount rotates 360° for positional flexibility
  • Sliding sunshade to keep glare or moisture off the objective lens
  • Twist-up eyecup for comfortable use with or without eyewear
Construction Details
  • Nitrogen-filled body is water and fogproof
  • Durable rubber-armored polycarbonate housing
  • Stay-on carrying bag with shoulder strap allows for faster setup and breakdown while keeping the bag off the ground
  • T-adapter step ring accepts user-supplied T-ring for mounting DSLR
UPC: 050234523332
In the Box
Celestron TrailSeeker 80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing)
  • T-Adapter Step Ring
  • Stay-On Carrying Bag with Shoulder Strap
  • Objective Lens Cap, Eyepiece Mount Cap & Eyepiece Cover
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Celestron 52333 specs

    Viewing Angle Straight
    Magnification 20 to 60x
    Objective Lens Diameter 80 mm
    Field of View 20x: 105.0' @ 1000 yd / 34.9 m @ 1000 m
    60x: 52.0' @ 1000 yd / 17.3 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 24.6' / 7.5 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 20x: 4 mm
    60x: 1.3 mm
    Eye Relief 18.0 - 15.0 mm
    Fogproof Yes, Nitrogen Filled
    Water Resistance Waterproof
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions L: 16.0" / L: 40.6 cm (Without Eyepiece)
    L: 19.9" / L: 50.5 cm (with Eyepiece)
    Weight 3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 8.4 x 5.6"

    Celestron 52333 reviews

    TrailSeeker 80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope (Straight Viewing) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeding expectations I ordered this, and the trailseeker tripod via FedEx International priority and was most impressed. My item shipped the same day and I received it within 4 days. I quickly set it up and was just wowed by the views. I had previously owned an Astromaster 90 telescope and this just blows that out of the water, the contrast is clear and crisp, low light views are beautiful, the scope and tripod together are only about three kilograms and the rubber texture gives very good grip, useful when attempting to set up in wet conditions. The scope can be rotated so that the eyepiece is about 15 or so centimeters lower than it is in the first product picture. This makes it very useful when you are sharing the view with shorter people. In terms of optics, I have used this in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions and no fog has ever been seen. The views are extremely clear and sharp and there's nearly no chromatic aberration unless you are looking at the very edge of the field of view or looking at white buildings in the middle of the day. You cannot find better at this price point.
    Date published: 2017-09-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good at low zoom, not good at higher zoom for birding I purchased this as my first spotting scope for birding. I wanted it especially for shorebirds. �Birding at low tide can be a challenge with binoculars because all the birds you want to examine are beyond their range for ID purposes, so I decided to take the plunge and buy a scope. �I didn't have a $1000 or even $500 to buy a high quality, expert recommended birding scope. �I found this one on B & H. �It had good reviews and seemed like it had all the things I was looking for. Things I like about this scope: 1 the textured, non-slip surface � � � � � � � � � � � � 2 the dual focus knobs for rough and for fine focusing � � � � � � � � � � � � 3 The straight view aspect of this scope makes it easy to line up and find what you're looking for. Also you don't have to bend your neck to look through it. That just isn't comfortable for me for long periods. � � � � � � � � � � � � �4 works great on my tripod �I had an extra mounting plate from my camera equipment that fit fine. I also purchased vibration dampening pads, but returned them as they were more of a pain to use in the field than helpful. � � � � � � � � � � � � � 5 Has good eyepiece relief for when I wear contacts instead of glasses. � � �What I don't like about this scope: � � � � � � � � � � � � 1st and foremost - �Past 40x zoom there seems to be a lot of distortion and chromatic aberration, both of create big problems for birding. �I can't even be sure of the color of the bird. �At 20x and 40x it is acceptable. �I thought maybe it was just me, or the environment, but I ran into a very experienced birder and let her look through my scope at a bird I had spotted. �She commented on how bad the distortion was and then set hers up for comparison. �WOW. �Of course hers was obviously a more expensive scope, but still, there was no way mine was close at lower zoom, or acceptable beyond 40X. She recommended I get a different eyepiece, as she thought that might make a difference. They are expensive, but it may be an option. � � � � � � � � � � � � �2 �The water-resistant, removable cover is a great idea, but it isn't designed well. The front end opens fully and is out of the way. The eyepiece end has flaps that unzip and pull back, but there is not velcro or anything to keep them back out of the way. �It makes it hard to use the focus knobs on the side of the scope. They just stick out on the sides. �I'll probably sew on my own velcro spots to keep it make it useable. The company should have tested it and found this problem. � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 3 � I had hoped to used this scope for digiscoping. I bought an adapter, but it's such an fiddly process to change the eyepiece and add the adapter, not something you want to do in the field, plus, the quality of the pictures isn't very good even with my full-frame Canon. I probably won't ever use it for that. � � � � � � �� � In summary, it works fine at the lower settings, (20 - 40), but it's not good for birding (my intended use) past that, in my opinion. �Maybe I got a defective scope? I probably should have returned it as I'm not satisfied with it. Now it's too late for a full refund. I should have saved up more money and bought a better scope to start with. I thought I had learned that lesson with my camera equipment and binoculars, but I guess not. An expensive lesson.
    Date published: 2018-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic carpet ride to over there My first spotting scope. I had used a friends low priced scope for years. This is awesome. Have only just started using it for birding. Its like a magic carpet that takes me hundreds of yards from where my feet are to get up close and personal with the birds. From the reviews there are obviously better scopes but I don't know why they are needed. Tickled with purchase.
    Date published: 2018-03-28
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