Sky-Watcher StarTravel 80 Refractors Grovers Optics
  • Sky-Watcher StarTravel 80 Refractors Grovers Optics

Sky-Watcher StarTravel 80 T

As Startravel-80 EQ1 but comes instead with 45º Erect Image Diagonal, and supplied without Equatorial Mount and Tripod. Complete with tube rings

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80mm (3.1") f/400 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE

“Its design is that of a traditional astronomical telescope…but its also suitable for watching wildlife. Focusing was with the traditional rack and pinion assembly, which was smooth to use. The lowest power eyepiece (25mm) provided a x16 magnification, which gave an estimated field of view of 2.5 degrees. Stars remained sharp across 75% of the view. With this eyepiece, widefield views were particularly good; open cluster M44 was a delight. These wide views did seem to make the background sky lighter, but we could still make out the brighter Messier objects and even spotted the galaxy NGC 2903 in Leo. At higher magnifications the galaxy group of M65/M66 and NGC 3628 could be seen, and by adding the Barlow lens to the 10mm eyepiece we split Algieba and Castor… Saturn was also clear, with Tian and Rhea visible. Overall score 87%”

BBC Sky At Night Magazine

Our view

An excellent choice as a guidscope or a rich-field low power telescope. Easily sits on larger tube assemblies as a guidescope. Can be used for a variety of astronomical and terrestrial observation and imaging events. 


Great fun to use as a short focal length lens with a webcam type video camera for terrestrial use live on a monitor, or viewing the full disc of the moon on a monitor. An extremely economic way of watching birds on the bird feeder from inside the house, live on a PC or laptop with a simple webcam. Also a very economical way of showing family and friends lunar eclipses and partial solar eclipses live on a monitor. *Please note, any and all solar imaging needs to be filtered over the full aperture with correct approved solar filter.


Data sheet

Optical Design
3 inch
Focal Length
400 mm
Focal Ratio

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