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Galileo 800x80 Reflector Telescope

Item# DIMI020
 
2.5

(3 Ratings)

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The Galileo FS-80Z is mounted on an altitude azimuth yoke mount. It's easy use up and down, left and right movement is great for beginners and casual star gazers alike. The Mount features a slow motion alitude adjustment rod for precision adjustments and is attached to a very sturdy, fully adjustable, pre-assembled metal tripod with retractable rubber feet. The tripod also features an accessory tray with slots to place 4 1¼″ eyepieces or lenses. The telescope tube features heavy duty metal primary and secondary mirror cells.


The Galileo FS-80Z optical tube assembly features an 800mm focal length. The Primary mirror is a 80mm heavy duty mirror cell with push / pull collimation screws. The primary mirror is aluminized with Silicon Monoxide Quartz overcoat providing 92% reflectivity and a resolving power of 1.4 arc seconds. The secondary mirror has an obstruction of approximately 25% linear (approximately 6% of the total area). The optical tube assembly is diffraction limited at λ4 (1/4 wave in Sodium light). The finderscope is Galileo's Mars' Eye electronic Finderscope which helps by getting the observer behind the telescope without losing the surrounding field of view when targeting objects. Included with the FS-80Z are an 1¼″ 6mm eyepiece (22° apparent field of view), an 1¼″ 20mm eyepiece (52° apparent field of view) and a 3 element 3x Barlow. Also included with the FS-80Z is a bonus 1¼″ 6.8mm to 16mm zoom eyepiece (42° apparent field of view @ 6.8mm)


  • 800mm x 80mm Optical Tube Assembly
  • Diffraction limited Optical Tube Assembly (λ4)
  • Altitude Azimuth Yoke Mount
  • Slow Motion Altitude Adjustment Rod
  • Fully Adjustable Heavy Duty, Pre-assembled Metal Tripod w/Accessory Tray
  • Galileo Mars Eye Electronic Finderscope
  • 1¼″ Helical Rack & Pinion Focuser
  • 1¼″ 6.8mm - 16mm Zoom Eyepiece
  • 1¼″ 20mm Eyepiece
  • 1¼″ 6mm Eyepiece
  • Galileo Planetarium CD-ROM w/Instructional Telescope Tutorial
  • One Year Warranty

Supplier Sku:
FS-80Z

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing the Moon , Viewing the Planets

Features

Alt-Az Mount

Configuration

6.8 mm-16 mm Zoom Eyepiece 3

Brand

Galileo

Usage

For the Beginner

Finderscope

Galileo Mars Eye Electronic

GPS

No

GoTo

No

Optical Design

Reflector

Aperture

80 mm

Focal Length

800 mm

Mount Design

Altitude Azimuth Yoke Mount

Eyepiece 1

20 mm

User Level

For the Beginner

Component

1.4 Arc Seconds Resolving Power , 6 mm Eyepiece 2

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Galileo 800x80 Reflector Telescope
 
2.7

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      3.0

      Great for viewing the moon and planets

      By Tony

      from Oakland, MD

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Portable
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Difficult To Focus

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Viewing star clusters
      • Viewing the moon
      • Viewing the planets

      Comments about Galileo 800x80 Reflector Telescope:

      I received this telescope a couple years ago as a christmas present and have been using it since. The images of the moon, even through higher maginifications, have kept myself and my children interested in astronomy, and have inspired us to continue to go bigger. The Mars Eye finder is excellent, and finding many objects in the sky has not been a problem. The only complaints I have are with the mount. It is a bit tricky to use due to the fact the slow motion controls are only on the up and down, and not with left and right. You have to manually move the scope, which can get frustrating at times, but certainly not enough to want to put it away. This is not a fancy scope, but in my opinion, a very good starter scope and a lot of fun to use. I have seen several planets through it, with decent detail, and although tracking an object is a little difficult, I find that getting a good focus and placing the object to one side of the eyepiece, you can step back and allow the object to drift through field of view. The tripod is fairly stable, although focusing can be frustrating at times. I have found that using the moon as a guide, focusing until you have the sharpest picture possible, and then moving on the planets and star clusters is a good way to combat the frustration of trying to focus on a smaller object. It is a basic, no frills, starter telescope that has been fun to use and I will continue to use it with my children.

      P.S. I have not purchased a case for this telescope as the cases cost almost as the scope itself, but the box it came in has lasted me for several years by simply reinforcing it with packing tape. Also, after repeated use, I have yet to have to collimate the mirrors. Galileo's optics are very good for the price, and the eyepieces are very good quality for the price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Would be great if it had a real mount...

      By Moosley

      from Peoria, AZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Galileo 800x80 Reflector Telescope:

      I used this telescope in the backyard of my suburbs home. I like this telescope. It had good lenses and it was very convenient to have the 2 eyepieces and the barlow, but I never used the 6mm with the barlow. I couldn't focus it well enough.
      The mount makes things very difficult. For example, I found Saturn with the lowest magnification and centered it. I tightened the scope and everything than upped the magnification. I would try to recenter Saturn but it only has a alt. adjuster. So I would try to move the whole scope maybe 2cm to the right and than I'd lose it. You couldn't fine tune that part which ruins the whole thing. If you can find the same scope with a different mount, I would totally recommend it, otherwise, save up a little longer to get a better scope with a better mount

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not impressed

      By Disappointed in the Rockies

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Eyepiece
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Bright Conditions

      Comments about Galileo 800x80 Reflector Telescope:

      I bought this telescope as a beginner for my sons and was disappointed after assy/use. It went together well enough, but the micro-calibrations are difficult to set and are necessary for looking at anything other than the moon. Additionally, the tube is moved manually, instead of using adjustment knobs, again making it difficult for pin-point adjustments.

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