Celestron Inspire 80AZ Review

The Celestron Inspire 80AZ is an 80mm aperture refractor telescope from Celestron that is part of their brand new Inspire series that also includes the wider aperture Celestron Inspire 100AZ and the slightly narrower aperture Celestron 70AZ.

Celestron Inspire 80AZ Best Price

$460.74  in stock
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as of April 24, 2024 3:32 am

Features

  • Easiest setup of any entry level scope. With the folding accessory tray you just pop the tripod legs open, turn the lock knob and you’re ready to go.
  • Bold new design - The main telescope lens cap comes with a fully integrated smartphone adapter built-in, perfect for the budding astrophotography.
  • Red LED flashlight - Stowed in the center of the mount head, the flashlight can be used to gently illuminate the accessory tray or can be removed for use as a spotlight when needed.
  • Focus micrometer - Allows quick return to a specific focus point for specific targets (bird nests, infinity focus, etc.)
  • The asymmetrical mount design offers light weight and incredible stability. Erect image optics enables a fully correct image for easy viewing day or night, terrestrial or astronomical.
Celestron Inspire 80AZ Review Card
  • Brand - 9.9/10
    9.9/10
  • Optics - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Value - 9.1/10
    9.1/10
  • Portability - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Mount - 9.2/10
    9.2/10
9.4/10

Summary

This telescope is aimed towards the beginner astronomer and it delivers in that sense. Features such as the built in smartphone adapter within the lens cap, the red light within the tripod and the general ease of use and setup make it an ideal telescope for a beginner.

Pros

  • Easy to use and setup and will last you a lifetime
  • Smartphone adapter included within the lens cap
  • Overall great optics for seeing our Moon and planets as well as deeper sky objects
  • Great for terrestrial viewing as well

Cons

  • A better mount would have made this an even better telescope overall

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