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Re: Orion Shorttube 80 Vs. Celestron Firstscope 80 EQ WA

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Posted by Kip Crawford on December 2, 1999 06:59:16 UTC

The Celestron 80mm starter scope is just that; a starter scope. Not too many frills here. Not too bad of quality, but there are better ones. Orions short tube 80mm is pretty good. It does indeed fit on a camera tripod. It has a f/5 focal ratio. The kellners are given because of the daytime viewing you could do. I have used Celestron plossels doing "wildlife" gazing with excellent results. As for a night sky scope, it has limits, but it does bring planets and Moon in real well. It comes with a 1/4 20 mounting plate for the tripod. If I had to choose, I would select the Orion Short tube 80mm. Good luck!

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