The Orion VersaGo GX 80ST Telescope offers an 80mm altazimuth refractor that combines the company’s popular ShortTube 80mm compact refractor with a new mount, the lightweight VersaGo GX Altazimuth. The result is a telescope that is fun and hassle free to use, and can go anywhere at a moment’s notice. It’s a suitable beginning telescope for users seeking a great first telescope.
Orion has outfitted the Orion VersaGo GX 80ST Telescope with two diagonals: a 90-degree star diagonal, which provides a convenient viewing angle for looking upward when stargazing. And a 45-degree correct-image diagonal for daytime terrestrial observing, when things need to appear right-side-up. Pop the 90-degree diagonal and an eyepiece in the aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser and enjoy crisp, wide-field views of the heavens by virtue of its 400mm focal length (f/5), 80mm-diameter (3.1″) achromatic lens. Target Milky Way star fields, or the rugged surface of the Moon with the aid of the included Orion MoonMap 260.
Or insert the 45-degree correct-image diagonal and either the included 25mm (16x) or 10mm (40x) Sirius Plossl eyepiece and explore your surroundings when the Sun is up. The 6×26 correct-image finder scope helps you home in on your subject.
Navigating the telescope couldn’t be easier with the VersaGo GX altazimuth mount. Just grasp the pan handle and smoothly point the telescope in any direction. For fine movements you’ve got a knurled slow-motion knob on both the altitude and azimuth axes at your disposal. The tripod features sturdy, extendable aluminum legs and sports a twist-in accessory tray.
The total assembled weight of the Orion VersaGo GX 80ST Telescope is 8 lbs., 13.6 oz.
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