Celestron Ambassador 80 AZ Overview Harkening back to the days when sailing ships ruled the waves, Celestron's Ambassador 80AZ 80mm f/10 Refractor Brass Telescope is the largest offering in the Ambassador line of decorative optics and designed with distinctive vintage nautical styling, and modern glass and coatings that are the hallmarks of the series. Built with a polished brass optical tube, mount and accessories, and an elegant mahogany tripod, this telescope is a certain conversation-starter and will become the centerpiece of any room or space. The telescope comes with a 32x eyepiece that fits into a 45° erect-image diagonal that corrects the view for terrestrial use and puts the user's head in a comfortable viewing position whether they are observing an arriving sailor or a celestial body. Complementing the eyepiece and diagonal is an erect-image finderscope. The eyepiece, diagonal, finderscope, and the finderscope bracket have a matching polished brass finish to accentuate the overall aesthetics of the scope's styling. A manual cradle-style alt-az mount is simple to use and makes finding and tracking objects easy with locks on both axes to fix the scope on a stationary subject. Its beautiful mahogany tripod features a brass accessory tray and details, and adjusts in height from 39-62" so just about anyone can use it standing or sitting.
Optical Tube Polished brass finish presents a refined, vintage, and elegant style Large 80mm aperture f/10 focal ratio 800mm focal length Refractor-style optical configuration Anti-reflection fully coated optics Resolution: 1.74 arcsec, Rayleigh; 1.45 arcsec, Dawes 100' (31m) close focus distance 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser Mount and Tripod
Mount: Polished brass finish to match optical tube and accessories Manual cradle-style alt-azimuth Altitude and azimuth locks to fix the position
Tripod: Mahogany legs with brass details Matching polished brass accessory tray accentuates the mount and scope Height, fully extended: 62.0" Height, lowered completely: 39.0" Footprint, fully extended: 34.0 x 29.0" Footprint, fully lowered: 21.0 x 19.0" Included Accessories
Eyepiece: 1.25" diameter barrel 32x polished brass 45° apparent field of view 74' field of view at 1000 yards
Diagonal: 45° angle puts head in comfortable viewing position Erect-image corrects view horizontally and vertically for terrestrial use Polished brass finish
Finderscope: 6x magnification provides a wide field of view to find subjects 30mm aperture ensures bright views to find distant objects Erect-image for terrestrial use Polished brass finish with matching bracket.
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