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Instruments Infinity 80Mm AZ Refractor Telescope
Ideal for the observer who views both astronomical and terrestrial objects, the Meade Infinity Series combines an altazimuth mount and quality optics for a superb value. For newcomers and beginners alike, these refracting telescopes are a great way for you to discover the cosmos and the outdoors. Youll discover more with the Meade Infinity Series. ...
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Instruments Infinity 80Mm AZ Refractor Telescope

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Ideal for the observer who views both astronomical and terrestrial objects, the Meade Infinity Series combines an altazimuth mount and quality optics for a superb value. For newcomers and beginners alike, these refracting telescopes are a great way for you to discover the cosmos and the outdoors. Youll discover more with the Meade Infinity Series.

If youve never owned a telescope before, the Infinity 80 Refractor is a great telescope to get started in astronomy. This 80mm (3.1) aperture gives bright, sharp images for both land and celestial objects. Whether you're viewing the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, surface details on the Moon, or terrestrial objects, the Infinity 80 Refractor allows the first-time observer to explore the world, solar system, and beyond.

Pros:Right-side up image means you can use it for daytime observing (birds, hunting, ocean, etc)
Easy assembly
Refractor means you dont have mirrors to align (collimate); its ready to go out of the box

Cons:Tracking celestial objects is less easy than an EQ mount because the controls function left, right, up, down whereas EQ mounts turn with the rotation of the Earth

Q:How is this telescope different than the other Infinity models (102, 90, 70, etc)?
A:The differences between each model are aperture size. The bigger the aperture, the more light-gathering power the telescope will have, resulting in brighter, detailed images. The Infinity 80 has an 80mm aperture, the third largest of the series. The Infinity 80 comes with a panhandle attached to the mount, allowing for easy adjustments when locating an object, while the Infinity 50, 60, and 70 do not. It also comes with 3 eyepieces, while the Infinity 60 and 70 come with two.

  • Aperture: 80mm(3.2 inch ). Focal Length: 400mm. Focal Ratio: f/5. Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Altazimuth mount with panhandle and slow motion controls for precision tracking means you can easily track objects day or night
  • Low (26mm), medium (9mm), and high (6.3mm) magnification eyepieces give you variety for any viewing situation and 2 x barlow lens doubles the magnifying power of each eyepiece
  • Red dot viewfinder helps you point your scope at objects you want to observe and accessory tray stores accessories while observing
  • Includes Astronomical Software and Instructional DVD
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Good if it's your first ""real"" telescope
by Valued Customer on August 06, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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it's my first telescope. easy to assemble and use. mounting not very stable, image shakes a lot when moving the knobs my 10 y old kid finds very difficult to use, he can't find the objects so i have to do it for him.image is good but also difficult to focus I see some light artifacts coming from the objects, I think the lenses are not so good (of course, considering the price of this telescope), but with a little effort you can see a lot of stuff. not prepared to buy better and more expensive lenses yet. bought a moon filter a few days ago to see if diminishes those reflections.. overall it's a good product, aimed for those really beggining in this hobby.

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90mm AZ Plenty of Features and Versatility with Low Maintenance Simplicity for the Amateur
by Valued Customer on July 28, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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This telescope performs as promised. For <$200, I was skeptical that I'd see anything more than a good view of the moon. Even though I had read from other reviews that the stripes of Jupiter and rings of Saturn would be visible, I thought to myself they would be too indiscernible to matter. In fact after clicking the order button, I began to seriously consider getting the 102AZ instead before it was too late. Ultimately, I waited for the 90AZ to arrive in the mail to see how it would fare.I think I got more than my money's worth. Jupiter and Saturn both look great on a clear night. Also, there are other notable objects in the sky that have been an experience to gaze upon, but I'll stick to what are perhaps the two most watched celestial objects for beginners. Simply put: the ""point and shoot"" ease of operation of this altazimuth telescope is precisely why I chose it over other configurations. I didn't want to hassle with collimation and the other chores that go into owning and operating an EQ scope. Perhaps I've lost some preciseness with the simple AZ set-up, but for this totally amateur star gazer, it's hear no evil see no evil.So, as a total package, Meade delivers a full complement of accessories with the 90AZ. The red dot finder is reliable and accurate. I wouldn't know where to start without it. Once I've got a bead on the desired object, I start off with the lowest magnification eyepiece to lock in a general location. Then I work my way through the remaining eyepieces along with the barlow attachment until it's time to go to the L/R U/D micro-adjusters to dial it in dead-on. It's that easy.So, it's simple, easy-to-use, and yet powerful and accurate enough to enjoy the amateur star gazer's go-to objects in the night sky. What more could I possibly want for <$200? Not to mention it's also quite sturdy. The tri-pod is stable and highly adjustable. The construction of the telescope is solid and functional. There are no dummy knobs or structural vulnerabilities. That is, there is nothing about its construction that leaves me thinking, ""Be careful with that or it will break."" Overall very satisfied if not outright impressed.

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Great for viewing the moon, not so great for Mars, Jupiter and Venus.
by Valued Customer on July 27, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Infinity 60mm AZ Refractor: It's built pretty well and the view of the moon is incredible. We purchased it to hopefully view Jupiter, Mars and Venus, and I don't feel like it's going to be great for those 3 planets.

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Very good, both for land and sky watching
by Valued Customer on July 25, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Very good, both for land and sky watching. Great to spot birds nests wildlife. Use the lower magnifications, you'll have a great and clear picture. Great also for Moon observation, you can clearly see Saturn's rings and other planets. The viewfinder with laser pointer is great, I suggest you calibrate it during the day on a tree or building detail, with maximum magnification, this will allow it to get to straight to the star or planet you want to observe at night.

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I really like the red dot feature
by Valued Customer on July 20, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Well structured telescope. Solid overall construction. Comes in several section with assembly being no more than 15 or 20 minutes max, I really like the red dot feature. The 6.3mm eye loop has what appears to be a small ""air bubble"" defect embedded within the inside of the glass. I will most likely contact the manufacturer to see if they can replace it to keep a happy customer happy. I purchased it so I could share viewing the moon and other items with my 4 yr. old granddaughter. We have had fun.

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Not a perfect scope but still an otherwise excellent one.
by Valued Customer on July 05, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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This review is of the Meade Instruments Infinity 80mm refractor telescope.I bought this refractor 2 years ago. I'm lazy and haven't got around to reviewing it until now. I really like the Scope. It provides excellent views of the moon, planets and bright galaxies and nebula. It also works well for daytime viewing such as bird watching. I get an excellent view of the mountains next to my house here in Utah.I find it to be a good general purpose scope. It is light enough to be carried around fairly comfortably yet powerful enough to provide decent views of both land and sky objects. It's a ""Jack of all trades, master of none"" type of telescope. It's also very simple to use. You don't have to fiddle with it like you would with more expensive telescopes. Sometimes simpler is better.The best parts of the Scope is the scope itself and the mount which is surprisingly sturdy and of high quality for a scope of this price. The Red Dot Finder is also excellent and works really well. The weakest part of the Scope are the eyepieces and 2X barlow lense which aren't bad but I would recommend upgrading them as soon as you can(except the 26mm one). A moon filter would also be an excellent accessory to purchase as the moon is a little too bright for a scope of this size.If you are planning to get into Astronomy as a serious long term hobby and are interested in seeing really faint nebula or galaxies you're going to need a larger and more expensive telescope. But if you are a beginner or a casual viewer who just wants to occasionally pull out the telescope to view the planets and the moon with your kids and maybe a few bright deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula, The Pleiades, The Hercules Star Cluster, and The Andromeda Galaxy then this telescope is an excellent choice.Overall, I recommend this scope for children, beginners, casual viewers, and even advanced stargazers who want decent views but aren't in the mood to haul a 70lb Dobsonian into the freezing cold winter.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on June 20, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Good quality and good starter for a 7 year old

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Worth every penny
by Valued Customer on June 18, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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You can see bands on Jupiter, Saturn's rings, phases of Venus, glimpses of the dimmer galaxies. and the best part is how plug and play of a telescope it is. Had it looking at Jupiter within 10 minutes of receiving it.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on June 15, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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God son loved it!

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Pretty awesome to see that with your own eyes
by Valued Customer on June 05, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Could actually make out 5 of Jupiter's moons and the cloud rings with this. Pretty awesome to see that with your own eyes.

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A great grab-and-go telescope
by Valued Customer on May 25, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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The 102mm is a lot of telescope for the price. I'm quite happy with it as a grab and go.

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For my future purchases thank you m e a d e telescopes for a great instrument I seen Jupiter and I was in heaven
by Valued Customer on May 07, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Thank you Amazon for open box. I'm retired so every penny counts. For my future purchases thank you m e a d e telescopes for a great instrument I seen Jupiter and I was in heaven.

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