Celestron Travel Scope 80mm f/5 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit

BH #CETS80RTK • MFR #22030
Key Features
  • 80mm Refractor
  • 400mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
The Celestron Travel Scope 80mm f/5 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit is designed for portability and ease-of-use for both astronomical and terrestrial use. Its refractor-style optical tube has a respectable aperture that gathers the amount of light required to ensure views of the moon and planets remain bright and clear. Included with this model of the Travel Scope is a universal smartphone digiscoping adapter that lets you capture photos and videos through the eyepieces for easy editing, enjoyment, and sharing.
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Celestron 80 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube
  • 3Mount and Tripod
  • 4Included Accessories

The Celestron Travel Scope 80mm f/5 AZ Refractor Telescope Kit is designed for portability and ease-of-use for both astronomical and terrestrial use. Its refractor-style optical tube has a respectable aperture that gathers the amount of light required to ensure views of the moon and planets remain bright and clear. Included with this model of the Travel Scope is a universal smartphone digiscoping adapter that lets you capture photos and videos through the eyepieces for easy editing, enjoyment, and sharing.

A photo-style alt-az pan/tilt head easily mounts the OTA with a simple screw and has a single control handle that allows for smooth movement and locks the altitude in place for hands-free use to minimize vibration. Supporting it all is a photo-style tripod that collapses low enough for tabletop use and extends to full-sized height. The included erecting prism corrects views horizontally and laterally so the Travel Scope can be used as a conventional spotting scope, and it comes with to eyepieces offering 20x and 40x magnifications, although any 1.25" astronomical eyepiece may be used. Everything in this kit — OTA, tripod, head, and accessories — fits inside the included backpack to make it as portable possible.

Optical Tube
  • 80mm aperture is ideal for lunar and planetary viewing as well as terrestrial use
  • Fast f/5 focal ratio ensures views remain bright
  • Short 400mm focal length produces lower magnifications for wider fields of view to complement the manual mount
  • Refractor-style light path produces sharp and clear views with limited aberration
  • Anti-reflection fully coated optics improves light transmission, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Integrated dew shield prevents condensation at night, and minimizes glare during the day
Mount and Tripod
Mount:
  • Manual pan/tilt photo-style alt-azimuth
  • Control handle for easier pan/tilt and subject tracking
  • Locking handle sets altitude
Tripod:
  • Photo-style tripod
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum legs
  • Three leg sections allow it to be set on a table or extended to full height
  • Simple snap-locks allow for fast set up and break down
  • Adjustable height from 22" to 52" to accommodate a wide variety of users and viewing positions
Included Accessories
Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel accepts most astronomical filters
  • 10mm produces high 40x power
  • 20mm produces low 20x magnification
Diagonal:
  • 45° angle puts head in comfortable position for celestial and terrestrial viewing
  • Integrated erecting prism corrects view horizontally and vertically for land use
  • 1.25" diameter eyepiece holder accepts many eyepieces and accessories
Smartphone adapter:
  • Capture photos and video through eyepieces for easy sharing
  • Fast and easy installation, use, and removal for visual observations
  • Fits most popular smartphones, often without having to remove protective cases
  • Fully adjustable for any camera lens position
  • Light 6-ounce weight
Finderscope:
  • 5x magnification produces a wide field of view to make finding subjects easy and star-hopping navigation faster
  • Straight-through viewing
  • Includes mounting bracket
Backpack:
  • Water- and tear-resistant canvas
  • Holds scope, tripod, mount, and accessories
  • Padded interior protects gear
UPC: 050234220309

Celestron 80 Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture80 mm / 3.1"
Focal Length400 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
Resolution1.74 Arcsec (Rayleigh)
1.45 Arcsec (Dawes)
FocuserSingle-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal45° Erecting
FinderscopeYes
MountingVixen Style
Optical Tube DimensionsLength: 18" / 457.2 mm
Mount
TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityNo
Tripod
TypeAdjustable, 3-Section
Tripod Height Adjustment Range22.0 to 52.0" / 55.9 to 132.1 cm
Material of TripodAluminum
General
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight4.5 lb / 2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.6 x 12.3 x 8.1"

Celestron 80 Reviews

Not finding this telescope very useful

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

I need to be careful writing this review, because perhaps I didn't assemble the telescope properly. The telescope has some nice qualities to recommend it: it is lightweight, easy to assemble and disassemble, and can be easily packed away in a backpack that comes with the telescope, so that it ought to be ideal for taking on trips. Since I live in New York City where there is not much to see astronomically, that is very important. However, the telescope mounting doesn't seem to be sturdy at all. The telescope wobbles, which makes observation very difficult. But what is worse is that it is impossible to point the scope exactly at a target -- I can't get the scope to move in exact increments, it jerks arounds and doesn't stay where I point it. I found the instructions to be rather sparse. To put the telescope together, I had to do work hard to figure out what the instructions meant. It could be that if I work with it more and consult the Celestron company, I'll find a solution, perhaps something I did wrong. But as things stand, I bought a useless telescope, at least for astronomical purposes.

Good Telescope

By Stanley
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-17

This is a good telescope! 1.OTA: The Optical Tube Assembly is relatively fast @ f/5. It is clear and bright. 2. Tripod: The tripod is somewhat wobbly, especially if you extend the center column. Use a good tripod. I chose to use my Manfrotto tripod with a Manfrotto fluid head. Luckily the telescope has 1/4 X 20 mounting holes (common photo size), so mounting it on a good tripod will not be a problem. 3. Finderscope: The finderscope is okay, but it mounts with somewhat flexible plastic mount. I chose to replace it with a Celestron Star Finder Finderscope, which is very easy to use and comes with a sturdy mount that fits nicely on the telescope. Happy stargazing!

great scope, decent tripod

By Adam
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-27

This is my first telescope so I am no expert. The scope seems really good. My only with is that the tripod was slightly smoother to adjust. I can't really fault it though because it all folds up into a nice backpack.

Great telescope

By Elizabeth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-22

I bought this for my husband for Fathers Day. He loves it! It was so easy to set up, easy to use, has a nice bag that will make it easy to transport. Its everything they said it was and I would highly recommend

Celestron Travel Scope

By Jelly
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-05

Excellent for beginners

Excellent

By Natalia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-17

Best travel telescope. Easy to carry, easy to mount and fantastic for terrestrial observation and the sky.

An amazing service for an amazing product.

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-16

Just received it yesterday morning, hadn't had time to try it out yet. Just did a brief inspection of the product. It seems to be OK, bought one for my friend I know he would like it. Gift wrapping right about now to present it to him at 12:00pm midday, can't wait to see the look on his face, will tell you guys how that went. But overall I am pleased and satisfied. Thanks B&H Photo for having this item in stock.

Good beginner scope

By Kenneth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-09

I've had a chance to use my scope and I am pleased. The telescope is lightweight and simple , that portability is what I need in a travel scope , I often hike to a viewing spot and this was great for that. The tripod needs a lot of improvement, I had to use my camera tripod. The tripod that comes with the telescope is not study enough for viewing , but for the price , I'm pleased.

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Asked by: Ethan
The smartphone adapter allows you to connect any smartphone to your telescope's eyepiece. The adapter is installed by clamping over the top of an eyepiece and held in position with the help of tightening knobs that securely locks your phone in place. Some large and/or bulky phone cases (including folio style cases) may need to be removed for the phone to fit in the adapter. Sincerely, Garrett at Celestron
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Date published: 2020-12-30
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