All about the Sky-Watcher 80/400 telescope
The 80mm Sky-Watcher telescope provides brighter images, 30% more light, than a 70mm telescope. Discover the rings of Saturn floating around the planet or the Galilean satellites near Jupiter. Dotted with many easily observable craters, the Moon is highly detailed and remains a prime target. The sun, with a suitable solar filter, reveals sun spots on its surface.
The optics are made up of two achromatic elements that correct a large part of the chromaticity. The use of multilayer coatings on the lenses increases light transmission compared to competitive models. The optical system of refracting telescopes does not have a secondary mirror, guaranteeing greater contrast than telescopes of equivalent diameter. Ultra-compact and portable, the 80/400 is very interesting for nomadic astronomy and for ground observation. The telescope can also be used as a second instrument for astrophotography (parallel auto-guidance).
ATTENTION ! The focus distance is far behind the focuser. Focusing is only achieved with a distance of around 40mm. Therefore the addition of an extension tube (classic or photo) or a 90º or 45º diagonal is essential.
The tube is only strained with the rings, kodak screw and adapter plate on photographic tripod.
1 Sky-Watcher 80/400 telescope
1 Kodak bracket on top of one of the mounting rings and photo tripod adapter plate