Overview of the Orion CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope Optical Tube – Orion Telescopes

Portable 80mm, f/5 refractor telescope optical tube at a great price

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In case you already have a favorite telescope mount or tripod, we offer this affordable optical tube version of the portable Orion CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope without accessories. This versatile refractor excels at wide-field observations day or night, and can also be used as a precise guide scope for advanced astrophotography pursuits.

When attached to a tripod or equatorial mount and equipped with an optional mirror diagonal and eyepiece, the Orion CT80 becomes a pleasantly portable rich-field star probe that delivers bright, wide-field views. The CT80 telescope’s fully coated 80mm objective lens and 400mm focal length makes it a perfect telescope for scanning vast expanses of night sky. Internal baffles help eliminate off-axis reflections and optimize contrast. The Orion CT80 Refractor Telescope Optical Tube reels in brighter deep-sky objects for you to explore and also provides great views of solar system targets like Saturn, Jupiter, and the Moon.

For observing terrestrial targets, just add a correct-image diagonal, your favorite telescope eyepieces and a finder scope or reflex sight and you’re ready for daytime visual adventures. Thanks to its compact design, the CT80 Refractor is easy to bring along on road trips, family campouts, and wherever adventure takes you.

This video provides an overview of our CT80 80mm Compact Refractor Telescope Optical Tube. We offer several other Refractor Telescopes, many of which are described in these videos:

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Garnett Leary says:

Jeff Lucas and myself are very impressed with the contrast of this ota. It is as you say very well suited for guiding. We both enjoyed it so much we made video reviews. He actually used it as a primary and took some astrophotos. A fine product and unbelievably light. Orion Telescopes made a great decision on how they marketed it. Streamlined and very efficient. Excellent price.

Karim Amini says:

Can i chane it to 2 inch focuser?

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