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Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA

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Apochromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm.
  • Category: Telescope
  • Product ID: 44743
  • Country: PRC, controlled by Levenhuk, Inc. (USA)
  • Warranty: lifetime
  • Weight: 11.9 lb (5.4 kg)
  • UPC: 6900000447437
  • Package size (LxWxH): 18.9×10.6×13.8 in (48.0×27.0×35.0 cm)
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  Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA is a compact refractor for visual observations with an 80-mm (3.2-in) objective lens. The apochromatic objective lens consists of three lenses that reduce chromatic aberration to a barely noticeable minimum. The fully multi-coated lenses are made of ED glass and yield crisp and clear views of the night sky. The telesc... more

Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA is a compact refractor for visual observations with an 80-mm (3.2-in) objective lens. The apochromatic objective lens consists of three lenses that reduce chromatic aberration to a barely noticeable minimum. The fully multi-coated lenses are made of ED glass and yield crisp and clear views of the night sky. The telescope tube of this model is made of metal, following a more traditional design.

This telescope tube is fitted with a dual-speed Crayford focuser with the 2'' large diameter thread that guarantees high precision focusing with no backlash.

Astrophotography test shots made with Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA by Richard Flinn:

Andromeda Galaxy: NGC 221 / M 32; NGC 224 / 
Great Nebula in Andromeda / M31; NGC 205 / M 110 The Pleiades 
M45. Contains: Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 
1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), 
The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope 
I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The 
star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau). Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 or SH 
2-229 or Caldwell 31) - emission/reflection nebula in 
the constellation Auriga. Also includes: 19 Aurigae Star; 
16 Aurigae Star. Witch Head 
Nebula (IC 2118) - extremely faint reflection nebula in 
the Eridanus constellation. Also includes: NGC 1779 and 
NGC 1752 galaxies in the constellation Eridanus. Horsehead in Hydrogen Alpha. 
Horsehead Nebula (a.k.a. Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 
434) - dark nebula in the constellation Orion. Also 
includes: NGC 2023 - reflection nebulae in the 
constellation Orion; Flame Nebula (NGC 2024 or Sh2-277) - 
emission nebula in the constellation Orion; Alnitak - 
triple star in the constellation Orion. Soul Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha. Also known as 
IC 1848 and Sharpless 2-199 - emission nebulae in 
Cassiopeia. Also includes: small emission nebula IC 
1871.
California Nebula (NGC 
1499) - emission nebula in the constellation Perseus. 
Appears to resemble the outline of the US State of 
California on long exposure photographs. Rosette 
nebula in H-alpha. Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49) - large, 
circular H II region located near one end of a giant 
molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way 
Galaxy. Cone Nebula in 
Hydrogen Alpha. Cone Nebula - H II region in the 
constellation of Monoceros. Also includes: Christmas Tree 
Cluster (designated as NGC 2264 together with Cone 
Nebula). Seagull Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha. 
Seagull Nebula (IC 2177) - region of nebulosity that lies 
along the border between the constellations Monoceros and 
Canis Major. Total Lunar Eclipse

You can read a review on Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA by Richard Flinn here on our site or here at author's blog.

You can find a review on Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA here at scopereviews.com.

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

Optical design

apochromatic refractor

Objective lens

three-element, FPL 53 glass

Optics material

ED glass

Optics coating

fully multi-coated

Objective lens diameter (aperture), mm

80

Focal length, mm

480

Focal ratio

f/6

Resolution threshold, arcseconds

1.45

Eyepiece barrel diameter

1.25-2''

Focuser

2'' dual-speed Crayford

Tube-mount assembly system

mounting bracket

Optical tube material

metal

Optical tube dimensions, mm
in

102x381/533 (dew cap retracted/extended)
4x15/21 (dew cap retracted/extended)

Optical tube weight, kg
lbs

2.6
5.7

Usage

General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
5.0 2

Levenhuk Review:

You can read a review on Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA by Richard Flinn here on our site or here at author's blog.

You can find a review on Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA here at scopereviews.com.

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

There are no recent reviews available for this product.

Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA - Total: 10 Negative 0 Positive 10


Billie Riddle (2015-08-04 11:22): Positive
Do you have mounting rings and dovetail plate in your store? The kit does not include these parts, instead of them there's a small mounting bracket, and it is too short - isn't enough to balance the ota. Levenhuk Customer Service:
This ota is suitable for dovetail mounting, for example, it can be installed on Levenhuk Ra ATZ Altazimuth Mount - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-ra-atz-altazimuth-mount/.

Frank Cox (2014-09-09 04:58): Positive
Does it come with any mount? I can't see any on the pictures Levenhuk Customer Service:
Mount is not included in the kit with Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA and is purchased separately. Please take a look at the following section of our catalogue: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/ra/other-mounts/

Jordan (2014-06-10 10:50): Positive
Hello! Do you have this product in stock or not? It says just 'call us'. But I can not order it online... Levenhuk Customer Service:
This means that we don't have this product in stock at the moment, but you can always preorder it over the phone: 800-342-1706.

Jim McGowan (2014-06-03 07:00): Positive
Hello! Is it still out of stock? I want this tube but I'm quite concern about some comments I've heard about lens misalignment... Do you check it before selling? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA is not available at the moment. All Levenhuk products are thoroughly checked during preselling preparation. Please, pay attention to Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Doublet Carbon OTA - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/telescopes/levenhuk-ra-r80-ed-doublet-carbon-ota/

Marcus Powell (2014-02-14 08:14): Positive
Is Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA Telescope in stock? Can I order it? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA Telescope is currently unavailable. Please take a look at the Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Doublet OTA: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ota-levenhuk-ra-80r-douplet-ed/

Arne Jacobson (2013-11-30 02:58): Positive
I am purchasing a Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA, and I would like advice regarding accessories for this telescope. Specifically, what mount (tripod), eyepiece, and finder scope are recommended for this product? Thank you and best regards, Arne Jacobson Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Arne, Thank you for your inquiry. I'd recommend to consider buying the following items: 1) Both altazimuth and equatorial mounts will fit this telescope model. You may find these mounts here: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-ra-atz-mount/ https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-mount-eq5-goto/ 2) In order to get the highest practical power, I'd recommend to consider buying a 3 mm eyepiece, for example, this one here at https://www.levenhuk.com/products/eyepiece-levenhuk-ra-ler-3/ 3) The telescope comes without a mounting bracket for a finder scope and without the mounting rings. You may buy our Levenhuk Ra FDS-40 Red Dot Finder here at https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-ra-fds-4-seeker-b0/ and you will need to glue it to the telescope. You may find the detailed review of the Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA here at http://little-piney-observatory.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-review-of-levenhuk-80mm-triplet.html Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Derek Cameron (2013-11-25 02:54): Positive
If I understand it correctly: there is a couple of fastening rings and the dovetail plate in the kit. Right? Is there any case in the kit? I see it in the picture but the description has no single word about it. Thanks. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet OTA telescope comes with the case, rings and dovetail plate included in the kit.

David Hinkel (2013-08-28 07:05): Positive
Good day! I am thinking about buying a Ra series refractor, I am hearing a lot of enthusiastic feedbacks on them these days…that's why I can't get why the prices are so affordable? I can't stop thinking that there must be something about them, but I can't figure it out. Is there something wrong with the kit? Maybe the telescopes do not match provided specifications? Is this model an apochromatic triplet with FPL 53 glass and Crayford focuser for real? Levenhuk Customer Service:
There is nothing tricky about these tubes. All of the provided specifications correspond to reality. This model has a three-element objective lens made of FPL 53 glass and an excellent Crayford focuser. The kit includes everything that is needed: mounting rings, dovetail plate, 2" to 1.25" adapter, objective lens cap; aluminum case.

Jon Gibson (2013-07-25 10:10): Positive
"Hello, what is the difference between Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet and Meade ED Triplet APO 6000 series?" - optics are the same, but Meade comes with 2" diagonal included in the kit. "All optical elements are made of high-quality ED glass with extra-low dispersion and are fully multi-coated" - ED glass is used in one single element of the objective lens, but all of three elements are fully multi-coated indeed. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback.

Travis Nidel (2013-05-29 06:31): Positive
Hello, what is the difference between Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Triplet and Meade ED Triplet APO 6000 series? Levenhuk Customer Service:
These models are analogues.
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