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Celestron Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope with 20-60x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)

 

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The angled-viewing Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope from Celestron combines a high-transmission optical path with a nitrogen-filled magnesium-alloy housing to deliver reliable imaging performance at low light and in unforgiving weather conditions. At the core of the Regal M2 are fully multi-coated optics, including BAK4 prisms and an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective that minimizes chromatic aberration and maximizes light gathering. Multiple layers of Celestron's proprietary XLT coating on each lens preserve brightness and transmit contrast-rich images to the eyepiece.

This version of the Regal M2 spotting scope includes a 20-60x eyepiece that is ideal for intermediate- to long-range glassing. The broad magnification range, comfortable 20mm eye relief, and twist-up rubber eyecup make this zoom eyepiece well suited for long-duration observations. The scope's standard 1.25' eyepiece mount will accept most astronomy eyepieces, which enables a near-infinite number of optical configurations.

Complementing the image quality and weather-sealed construction of the Regal M2, several features enhance the scope's functionality and observer's user experience. An included T-adapter ring permits DSLR camera mounting to the objective assembly, transforming the 80ED into a high-transmission digiscoping platform. The rotating tripod collar has a 1/4'-20 mounting socket and is detented at multiple positions to provide the observer with alternate viewing orientations. A sliding sunshade, sighting aid, and dual-focus mechanism equip the Regal M2 with the functionality needed for a wide range of outdoor glassing applications.

Optical Performance

  • 20-60x eyepiece magnification
  • 80mm objective, 480mm focal length
  • Fully multi-coated optics, XLT anti-reflective coating
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass objective lens, BAK4 prisms
  • 110-52 ft (33.5-15.8m) field of view at 1000 yd
  • 20mm eye relief, 4.0-1.3mm exit pupil
  • 21.3 ft (6.5m) close-focusing distance

Use and Handling

  • Dual-focus mechanism with coarse/fine adjustments
  • Rotating and locking tripod collar, 1/4'-20 socket and mounting foot
  • Compatible with 1.25' astronomy eyepieces
  • Angled-viewing eyepiece, twist-up rubber eyecup
  • Included T-adapter ring for digiscoping with DSLR
  • Sliding sunshade for shielding stray light
  • Sighting aid for faster subject acquisition
  • Stay-on protective carrying case with zippered access

Construction Details

  • Nitrogen filled for fog and waterproof performance
  • Magnesium-alloy housing
  • Thread-on, metal eyepiece cap
  • 56.7 oz (1.6kg) weight

UPC: 050234523059 In the Box Celestron Regal M2 80ED Spotting Scope with 20-60x Eyepiece (Angled Viewing)

  • Zoom Eyepiece
  • Stay-On Protective Case
  • Thread-On Eyepiece Cap
  • T-Adapter Ring
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • User Manual PDF 1.5mbvquvxbvswedfdafabvwuefdwduaxtTable of Contents

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    Viewing Angle: Angled
    Magnification: 20 to 60x
    Objective Lens Diameter: 80 mm
    Angle of View: 20x: 2.1 ° (Actual)60x: 1.0 ° (Actual)
    Field of View: 20x: 110.0' @ 1000 yd / 33.5 m @ 1000 m60x: 52.0' @ 1000 yd / 15.8 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance: 21.3' / 6.5 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter: 20x: 4 mm60x: 1.3 mm
    Eye Relief: 20.0 mm
    Fogproof: Yes, Nitrogen Filled
    Water Resistance: Waterproof
    Tripod Mounting Thread: 1/4'-20
    Dimensions: L: 16.6 x H: 4.6 x W: 3.9' / L: 42.0 x H: 12.0 x W: 10.0 cm
    Weight: 56.7 oz / 1.6 kg
    Package Weight: 6.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 24.2 x 8.5 x 5.7'

         

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