Celestron Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope with 20-60x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)

BH #CERM280EDSS • MFR #52305
Celestron Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope with 20-60x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)
Key Features
  • Angled Viewing
  • 20-60x Eyepiece Magnification
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Objective
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
The angled-viewing Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope from Celestron combines a high-transmission optical path with a nitrogen-filled magnesium-alloy housing to deliver reliable imaging performance at low light and in unforgiving weather conditions. At the core of the Regal M2 are fully multi-coated optics, including BAK4 prisms and an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective that minimizes chromatic aberration and maximizes light gathering. Multiple layers of Celestron's proprietary XLT coating on each lens preserve brightness and transmit contrast-rich images to the eyepiece.
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Celestron M2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

The angled-viewing Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope from Celestron combines a high-transmission optical path with a nitrogen-filled magnesium-alloy housing to deliver reliable imaging performance at low light and in unforgiving weather conditions. At the core of the Regal M2 are fully multi-coated optics, including BAK4 prisms and an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective that minimizes chromatic aberration and maximizes light gathering. Multiple layers of Celestron's proprietary XLT coating on each lens preserve brightness and transmit contrast-rich images to the eyepiece.

This version of the Regal M2 spotting scope includes a 20-60x eyepiece that is ideal for intermediate- to long-range glassing. The broad magnification range, comfortable 20mm eye relief, and twist-up rubber eyecup make this zoom eyepiece well suited for long-duration observations. The scope's standard 1.25" eyepiece mount will accept most astronomy eyepieces, which enables a near-infinite number of optical configurations.

Complementing the image quality and weather-sealed construction of the Regal M2, several features enhance the scope's functionality and observer's user experience. An included T-adapter ring permits DSLR camera mounting to the objective assembly, transforming the 80ED into a high-transmission digiscoping platform. The rotating tripod collar has a 1/4"-20 mounting socket and is detented at multiple positions to provide the observer with alternate viewing orientations. A sliding sunshade, sighting aid, and dual-focus mechanism equip the Regal M2 with the functionality needed for a wide range of outdoor glassing applications.

Optical Performance

  • 20-60x eyepiece magnification
  • 80mm objective, 480mm focal length
  • Fully multi-coated optics, XLT anti-reflective coating
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective lens, BAK4 prisms
  • 110-52 ft (33.5-15.8m) field of view at 1000 yd
  • 20mm eye relief, 4.0-1.3mm exit pupil
  • 21.3 ft (6.5m) close-focusing distance

Use and Handling

  • Dual-focus mechanism with coarse/fine adjustments
  • Rotating and locking tripod collar, 1/4"-20 socket and mounting foot
  • Compatible with 1.25" astronomy eyepieces
  • Angled-viewing eyepiece, twist-up rubber eyecup
  • Included T-adapter ring for digiscoping with DSLR
  • Sliding sunshade for shielding stray light
  • Sighting aid for faster subject acquisition
  • Stay-on protective carrying case with zippered access

Construction Details

  • Nitrogen filled for fog and waterproof performance
  • Magnesium-alloy housing
  • Thread-on, metal eyepiece cap
  • 56.7 oz (1.6kg) weight
UPC: 050234523059

Celestron M2 Specs

Design
Viewing AngleAngled
Performance
Magnification20 to 60x
Objective Lens Diameter80 mm
Angle of View20x: 2.1° (Actual)
60x: 1.0° (Actual)
Field of View20x: 110.0' @ 1000 yd / 33.5 m @ 1000 m
60x: 52.0' @ 1000 yd / 15.8 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance21.3' / 6.5 m
Exit Pupil Diameter20x: 4 mm
60x: 1.3 mm
Eye Relief20.0 mm
Features
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Water ResistanceWaterproof
General
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20
DimensionsL: 16.6 x H: 4.6 x W: 3.9" / L: 42.0 x H: 12.0 x W: 10.0 cm
Weight56.7 oz / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.2 x 8.5 x 5.7"

Celestron M2 Reviews

You can see distant objects, eventually!

By EM
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

I bought four scopes: one low price of the medium price range, one in the high in the medium price range and two low in the high price range. Yes, to be fair, I put this guy against the Nikon Monarch 82mm, the Kowa TSN-773 77mm and the Kowa TSN-883 88mm. Two stars for the ability to see distant objects and the included case (I did not unpackage). Difficult to focus, stiff focusing. Not much light coming in to the eye. H E A V Y. I'm going to spend at least $500 more for better optics (ED vs, HD), less weight and easier focusing. Tomorrow, with hope, it will be a typical PNW low light day and I can get out to compare the other scopes.

Excellent Scope

By Anita
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-17

We LOVE this spotting scope. We are new to birding, so having a close up view of wildlife is a thrill. The scope is easy to adjust, the image is very sharp and the construction is solid. Definitely worth the money for something that will never need to be replaced.

High clarity

By Hu
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-05

Great design and high quality in images

Fine image quality

By Edmond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-15

This my first spotting scope so my yardstick for evaluating is my pair of Nikon monarch 10x42 binoculars which I think are great . I’m very pleased with the color rendition and image clarity throughout the focus range . Used for nature/ birding .

Fantastic piece of glass.

By Caroline A.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-27

Does a wonderful job for wildlife viewing in remarkably low light. Can't wait to try it later this summer on stars in the Boundary Waters. Oof and Course focus a really nice feature once you get a feel for it. Get a heavy tripod!

Good optics

By Mehdi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-02

The Celestron Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope, I can see very good and clear details from a mile away

good scope

By Bradley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

first spotting scope, but I like it so far

Quality and functionality

By Meredith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-17

High quality construction and great optics. Cannot tell the difference between this Celestron and a $3,000 Swarovski, though I have not used them side-by-side. It is also very easy to use. Focus, zoom, and eye relief all work great. The only negative is that the case is a little bulky, but it can stay on while scope is in use which is great.

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Asked by: Arthur S.
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Is it possible to mount an Olympus OMD 4/3 camera with an adapter? & if so which one?
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