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Starbase 80 Achromatic Telescope w/tripod

  • Brand: Starbase More Starbase
  • The Starbase 80 is a great entry level achromatic refractor, offered by Takahashi and featuring 100% Japanese manufacturing.
$610.00
Article number: STK08000
Availability: In stock
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Takahashi announces its first entry level telescope, the Starbase 80.  The Starbase 80 is offered by Takahashi and made in Japan under contract with Takahashi at a factory in Hanamaki, Japan.  From the lens coating to the final assembly, every step is carefully performed by the skilled craftsmen of Hanamaki.

 

The Starbase 80 is an 80 mm f/10 achromatic doublet refractor, and includes an alt / azimuth mount and tripod.  Also included is a star diagonal and two orthoscopic eyepieces with focal lengths of 6 mm and 14 mm.

 

The telescope tube includes a traditional peep sight, or you can purchase the optional 6x30 finder. The included Alt / Azimuth mount weights only 8.2 lbs and features slow motion controls for easy tracking of objects.  The tripod features adjustable legs to accommodate different viewing heights.

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  • Code STK08000
  • SKU STARBASE80
  • Weight 13607
Review by George, Posted on 22-09-2020, 5 Stars.
Purchased this Starbase80 in 2019 and it performs similarly to my vintage “Vixen manufactured” 1980’s Celestron F11 80mm black tubed refractor - which is high praise as I considered that achromatic refractor to have one of the best mass produced 80mm Japanese built doublets I have ever observed with. The Starbase80 system seems expensive but when I observed with the included eyepieces and mirror diagonal it impressed me with excellent lunar and planetary and double star viewing. Very well corrected optics. Smooth focuser and excellent slo mo controls. There are less expensive 80mm refractor observing systems but none with this Japanese renowned build quality. A real Living Room or Study showpiece also. Recommended.

5 stars based on 1 reviews

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