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Celestron Regal M2 80ED

Spotting scope

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by Eric Angevine
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Celestron's Regal M2 80ED is great for bird watching, nature walks, long distance viewing and casual astronomical observing. Celestron's exacting standards for materials and engineering make this scope a real boon for outdoor enthusiasts. Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures accurate color reproduction, increased resolution and contrast. The scope also includes an upgraded dual focus mechanism, allowing you to bring your subject into focus two times faster. If you're interested in photographing your discoveries, use the included T-adapter and an optional T-ring to attach your camera to the spotting scope.

Rugged and ready to go to work

The magnesium alloy body decreases the overall weight of the spotting scope without sacrificing durability. The Regal M2 is fully waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent lens fogging. The scope's green color blends into the environment and it comes with a carrying case so you can take it with you anywhere you travel.

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Highlights:

  • XLT lens coatings maximize light transmission for brighter images and increased resolution
  • ED (extra-low dispersion) objective lens minimizes chromatic aberration and provides increased resolution and contrast
  • magnesium alloy body is tough and lightweight for easy transport
  • magnification with included eyepiece: 20-60X
  • exit pupil: 1.3-4mm
  • eye relief: 20mm
  • field of view at 1000 yards: 52-110 feet
  • fast dual focus: coarse focus for rough adjustment and fine focus for detailed adjustment
  • 1.25" eyepiece mount allows astronomical eyepieces to be used with the spotting scope
  • included T-adapter lets you adapt the scope for DSLR photography
  • sliding sunshade keeps out stray light and keeps moisture off of the objective lens
  • weight: 56.7 ounces
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • Regal M2 80ED spotting scope
  • Objective lens cap (installed)
  • Eyepiece cover
  • Eyepiece mount cap
  • Eyepiece cap
  • T-Adapter ring
  • Zippered carrying case
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Instruction Manual

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Features

Overview: The Celestron Regal M2 80ED is a high-quality spotting scope with advanced features. It has 20-60x magnification with a 80mm objective lens that gives you razor sharp images. It is recommended for bird watching, nature observing, long distance viewing, and casual astronomical viewing. The lightweight magnesium alloy body is approximately 14% lighter than previous models. The Regal M2 is fully waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging. It is tripod-mountable, and comes with a sturdy zippered carrying case.

Dual Focus System: The Regal M2's dual focusing system includes a coarse and a fine focus knob. You can turn the coarse focus knob until the object is clearly visible, then adjust the fine focus, located in front of the coarse knob, until the image in the eyepiece is clear and sharp.

Optics: The spotting scope is equipped with Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass, usually found on more expensive scopes. Fully multi-coated optics and a BaK-4 prism provide great image detail and brighter images, even in low light. The Regal M2's 20-60x zoom eyepiece gives you a wide field of view for locating your subject, then zooming in close. It has a twist-up eyecup to let you position your eye properly with or without eyeglasses. The scope has a standard 1.25" eyepiece mount, which allows you to swap out the supplied eyepiece for a variety astronomical eyepieces.

T-Adapter: You can quickly convert the Regal M2 into a photographic scope with the included T-adapter. The T-adapter is threaded, and will accept a special T-Ring for DSLR or film cameras from Nikon or Canon.

Built-in Lens Hood: The Regal M2 has a sliding lens hood built onto the objective end to keep out stray light, and to protect the objective lens. It has a sighting line along the outer edge to help you find your subject. The sliding lens hood extends out approximately 1-1/4" when in use.

Specifications:

  • Model: Regal M2 80ED
  • Objective Diameter: 80mm
  • Magnification: 20-60x
  • Linear Field of View (@ 1000 yards): 110-52 feet
  • Close Focusing Distance: 21.3'
  • Angular Field of View: 2.1°-1.0°
  • Exit Pupil: 4.0-1.3mm
  • Eye Relief: 20mm
  • Relative Brightness: 16-1.7
  • Prism Glass: BaK-4
  • Weight: 56.7 ounces
 
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