Celestron 52250 80mm Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope


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80 mm Refractor Spotting Scope. Multi-Coated optics
45° viewing angle. 20-60x zoom eyepiece

Amazon.com Price: $168.00 (as of 23/07/2019 18:41 PST- Details)

Style:80 – 45° | Configuration:Spotting Scope

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SO)CELESTRON ULTIMA 80 45 Degree

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Celestron’s popular Ultima 80mm Zoom Spotting Scope offers images that are noticeably brighter and sharper than entry level 60mm spotters. The Ultima 80 is a refractor style spotting scope with an Achromatic objective lens. Excellent light transmission is assured by multi-layer anti-reflection coatings on the objective lens as well as on the zoom eyepiece and the BAK-4 prisms. The multi-coated 80mm objective lens delivers 77% brighter views than a 60mm scope, and the built in zoom lens produces sharp images from 20X all the way up to 60X magnification.

The Ultima 80 features a sleek, waterproof design and includes a padded soft case with zippers on both ends so the scope can be safe even whilst mounted on a tripod. Including the eyepiece the Ultima 80 measures just over 18 inches long and weighs about 3.6 pounds. The rubber eyecup can be removed to expose a standard “T-thread” for attaching a camera. I like the 45* angled eyepiece because I will be able to use a shorter tripod to toughen the spotting scope whilst viewing or whilst taking pictures with a small camera attached to the eyepiece.

The focus ranges from 27 feet to the horizon with only some turns of the point of interest knob. When I fold down the rubber eye cup I will be able to keep my glasses on and see the whole 2 degree field of view at 20X magnification. With my glasses on I need very little focus adjustment whilst I crank the zoom eyepiece from 20X up to 60X. On occasion though I like to take my glasses off whilst observing because the view seems to have just a little more contrast and sharpness. I like the truth that the Ultima 80 gives me a sharp image either way.

The drawback of the tradition crown and flint achromatic lens used in the Ultima 80 Zoom Spotting Scope is a bit of false color, often referred to as blue fringing or chromatic aberration. Blue fringing seems well controlled at 20X magnification, but it becomes increasingly noticeable as I zoom up to 60X. Celestron also offers the Ultima 80ED and the Regal 80 F-ED spotting scopes which use exotic ED glass lenses to virtually eliminate blue fringing and produce the sharpest imaginable high power views.

Shot at 20X zoom at about 20 yards, cropped 50%
Shot at 20X zoom at about 20 yards, cropped 50%
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Shot at 20X zoom at about 50 yards, cropped 30%
Shot at 20X zoom at about 50 yards, cropped 30%
Shot at 20X zoom, uncropped but reduced in size 50%
Shot at 20X zoom, uncropped but reduced in size
(Click here to see at 60X zoom)
Shot at 20X zoom at about 50 yards, cropped 30%
Shot at 20X zoom at about 50 yards, cropped 30%

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80 mm Refractor Spotting Scope. Multi-Coated optics
45° viewing angle. 20-60x zoom eyepiece
Waterproof & Soft carrying case. Limited Lifetime Warranty
Does not accept filters.Highest Useful Magnification: 189x
Twilight factor is 69.2 to 40. Relative brightness is 16 to 1.7