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Orion Telescopes
Orion ShortTube 80-T Refractor Telescope
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Expected Ship Date: 10/15/2024

  • Our popular ShortTube 80 refractor telescope, configured for daytime terrestrial viewing of wildlife, birds, and scenery or casual nighttime skywatching
  • Multi-coated 80mm achromatic objective lens and short 400mm focal length give you bright, crisp wide-field views
  • Correct-image 6x26 finder scope makes it easy to aim the ShortTube 80-T accurately during the day
  • Features a cast-aluminum 1.25" rack and pinion focuser, and includes 45-deg correct-image diagonal and quality 25mm (16x) and 10mm (40x) Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepieces
  • Built-in Vixen type dovetail mounting bar with threaded 1/4"-20 holes allows quick and easy attachment options for telescope mounts or field tripods

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Item #  09946b

Our popular ShortTube 80-T compact refractor is back! This wide-field wonder is outfitted with a correct-image 45-degree diagonal and a correct-image 6x26 finder scope to provide a correctly oriented image for daytime Terrestrial (hence the "T" in 80-T) observing. Just pop it on your favorite field tripod or telescope mount and it's ready for grab-and-go-anywhere action.

Housed in the ShortTube 80-T's 15" aluminum optical tube is an 80mm (3.1") achromatic objective lens that is multi-coated for outstanding light transmission. Its short 400mm focal length (f/5.0) means you'll enjoy a generous field of view as you take in the scene in high definition. The oversized aluminum dew shield guards against moisture accumulation on the lens and blocks off-axis light for better image contrast.

The ShortTube 80-T 80mm Refractor Telescope comes equipped with a 1.25" cast-aluminum rack-and-pinion focuser, which has a dovetail finder scope shoe molded into the housing. Another nice feature is that the drawtube collar sports male T2 threads, which allows attachment of a DSLR or mirrorless camera directly to the drawtube via a T-ring (sold separately) for prime focus photography.

The two interchangeable Sirius Plossl eyepieces of 25mm and 10mm focal length deliver low 16x and high 40x magnifying power, respectively. Their optics are multi-coated to render bright images and their barrels are threaded to accept optional Orion filters.

Preinstalled on the ShortTube 80-T is a dovetail mounting bar that allows attachment to any mount with a Vixen-style saddle or to any photo tripod with a "-20 threaded post (via one of the tapped holes in the bottom of the dovetail bar).

And while the ShortTube 80-T 80mm Refractor Telescope is optimized for terrestrial viewing, why not turn it skyward in the evening for some stargazing? Scan the Milky Way for buried treasures, or focus it on the Moon for some jaw-dropping views of the rugged lunar landscape. Day or night, this is one FUN telescope.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Nature & scenic
  • Best for imaging
  • User level
  • Optical design
  • Optical diameter
  • Focal length
  • Focal ratio
  • Coatings
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25.0mm,10.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    16x, 40x
  • Resolving power
  • Lowest useful magnification
  • Highest useful magnification
  • Highest theoretical magnification
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x26 Correct-image
  • Focuser
    1.25" Rack-and-pinion
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 45° Prism Correct-image
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Tube material
  • Length of optical tube
    15.0 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    3.8 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
    Dovetail mounting bar w/ 1/4-20 threaded holes, Drawtube collar has male T-threads
  • Warranty
    One year

ShortTube 80 OTA
6x26 correct-image finder scope with bracket
25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece
10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece
45-degree correct-image prism diagonal

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