This series was designed to perform well in a range of viewing situations, making it a great all-around optical instrument. You’ll love it for observing nature and long distance spotting and since it is completely waterproof you can feel comfortable using it in extreme weather.
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|What is the most important feature of your spotting scope?||Compact & Portable|
|What is the best viewing position for you?||45 degree Angled View (Most Popular)|
|Optical Coatings||Multi Coated|
|Objective Lens Diameter||80mm|
Warranty: 2 years
The Ultima 80 angled features an 80mm objective lens and a 45° viewing angle and offers a step up in aperture from the 65-45, offering 50% brighter images. The 80 mm refractor features excellent multi-coated optics packed into a portable and durable refractor design and it comes standard with a 20-60x zoom eyepiece.
The green rubber optical tube allows for subtle observation in any nature environment. Ultima spotters are a great companion for any nature or outdoor enthusiast. Soft carrying case included.
As with all non ED Celestron Ultima refracting spotting scopes (65mm, 80mm, and 100mm), the design of the main objective lens permits the image at all powers to be surprisingly low in chromatic aberration (colour fringing). This one feature alone is remarkable for an achromatic spotting scope at this price, and places the achromatic Ultimas as a benchmark product in this respect.
We feel that at such budget prices, the waterproof 65mm, 80mm and 100mm achromatic spotting scopes easily represent the premier position in their respective class, and out-perform many of the much more expensive spotting scopes. Indeed, the 80mm achromatic Ultima has already been successful in winning a group test in the BBC Sky at Night magazine.
80 mm Refractor Spotting Scope
45° viewing angle and straight viewing angle
20-60x zoom eyepiece
Sight tube for quick targeting
Soft carrying case
OPTICAL DESIGN: Refractor
APERTURE: 80 mm (3.15 in)
FOCAL LENGTH: 480 mm (18.9 in)
FOCAL RATIO: 6
FINDERSCOPE: Sighting tube
ANGLE: 45 ° plus straight
EYEPIECE 1: 8-24 Zoom
MAGNIFICATION 1: 20-60x
CARRYING CASE: Soft Case
ANGULAR FIELD OF VIEW: 2° - 1°
LINEAR FIELD OF VIEW (@1000 YDS): 105ft @ 20x 53ft @ 60x
EYE RELIEF: 18mm @ 20x
NEAR FOCUS: 27ft @ 20x
OPTICAL COATINGS: Multi-Coated
TRIPOD ADAPTABLE: Yes
CAMERA ADAPTABLE: Built-in T-thread on Eyepiece
OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH: 16 in (406.4 mm)
WEIGHT: 57 oz (1615.92 g)
A budget priced 80mm achromatic spotting scope available in both angled and straight through models, that has very low levels of chromatic aberration for an achromat. These Ultima scopes are complete with 20-60X zoom eyepiece only, however, the eyepiece has a t-thread under the rubber eyecup, which can be threaded into a t-adapter for dSLR eyepiece projection photography. As usual with our selection of spotting scopes, there is little else to recommend at or near this price, that has the optical performance of the Ultimas. This is a great choice for a young birder starting out on a budget, or a great second telescope for the glove compartment in the car, for those birds that you see when you have left your main scope and tripod at home. These scopes are also useful for aircraft spotting. They are light enough to be hand held at lower magnifications at an airshow or outside an airbase, and only require a lightweight tripod for greater stability. Although not filled with nitrogen gas, these scopes can still be used in the rain. The vulnerable joins on the scope body are sealed with an oiled rubber o-ring.
For aircraft spotting without a tripod, choose the straight through model. Its easier to follow a moving aircraft if the orientation of the head is the same as the axis of the scope. For birding, if most of your time will be spent in hides, choose the straight.
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