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Review: Celestron Inspire 80AZ refractor telescope

31 May 2018, 13:18 UTC
Review: Celestron Inspire 80AZ refractor telescope
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Telescope Advice
Cost: £179 (approx $231)
From: Tring Astronomy Centre
Type: Refractor
Aperture: 3.15”
Focal length: 34.43”
Best for…
Beginners
Medium budget
Planetary viewing
Lunar viewing
Bright deep-sky objects
Basic astrophotography
The StarPointer Pro finderscope allows you to easily locate your object in the night sky before looking through your eyepiece
The Celestron Inspire 80AZ is the new and improved member of the Inspire family. Not only have its superior optics and accessories increased its observational capabilities, but it’s also incredibly easy to transport and assemble wherever needed, since it promotes a light and effortless set up. This refractor is not only ideal for dipping your toes into observing bright deep-sky objects, its optical system provides decent views of the Solar System.
The refractor telescope comes with a 90-degree diagonal (1.25”), a pair of 20mm and 10mm Kellner eyepieces and a StarPointer Pro finderscope, which provides you with everything you need to start your observations of the cosmos. There are also a few other items that come with the kit that are rarely included with a beginner’s telescope, such as a telescope ...

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