Gear up for great views of comets and a ton of other celestial sights with the Orion 20×80 Astronomical Binocular & Paragon XHD Tripod Bundle! This value-packed bundle includes our eXtra Heavy Duty Paragon-Plus XHD field tripod and a pair of our powerful 20×80 Astronomical Binoculars.
With great features such as high-transmission BAK 4 porro prisms, fully multi-coated optics, and gigantic 80mm (3.14″) aperture objective lenses, our Orion 20×80 Astronomical Binoculars will astound you and your friends with its amazing viewing capability. Their giant 80mm objective lenses gobble up light from objects in the night sky, yielding bright views across a 3.2° field-of-view with exceptional contrast and sharpness. These big and powerful binoculars gather almost 500-times the amount of light your eyes can; and they collect over 30% more light than 70mm binocular models for brighter views of comets, star clusters, bright planets, the Moon and other cosmic curiosities. During the day, these 20×80 binoculars will amaze you with 20-power views of wildlife, scenery, and other daytime targets. Their 17mm eye relief makes viewing comfortable, even if you wear corrective eyeglasses while you observe. An integrated heavy-duty tripod adapter lets you easily attach the binocular to the included Paragon-Plus XHD Tripod for comfortable and stable tripod-mounted viewing sessions during the day or at night.
The included Orion Paragon-Plus XHD Tripod features large, adjustable aluminum-tube legs with robust lock lever clamps for convenient setup and takedown. Each tripod leg features graduated reference etchings so you can quickly and easily extend each leg to the same preferred length – a great time saver when trying to setup in a hurry. This Paragon-Plus XHD Tripod is 67″ tall when fully extended, which will put the included 20×80 Astronomical Binoculars conveniently at eye level for most observers. The tubular aluminum tripod legs measure 1-1/4-inch maximum diameter; and each leg is laterally braced with dual 3/4″ aluminum tubes for enhanced stability. The tripod legs are tri-braced to the center elevator housing for extra stability. The central elevator post is 1-1/8″ diameter, and features 11-3/4″ of vertical travel. Height of the tripod when fully extended is 67″, and it collapses down to a nicely portable 34″.
The tripod’s two-way fluid-type pan head is equipped with tension adjustment knobs on both axes for wonderfully smooth, controlled altazimuth (up/down and left/right) motion with the 20×80 binoculars attached. The pan head can be raised or lowered on its aluminum rack-and-pinion elevator post with a hinged hand crank. Panning the included binoculars around the sky or horizon is easy with the tripod’s 11″-long adjustable handle. A quick-release 1/4″-20 dovetail shoe makes attaching and detaching the included 20×80 binoculars from the pan head easy and convenient. Other nice features on the tripod include convertible cushion/spike feet and built-in bubble level.
This complete stargazing and daytime viewing solution will help you enjoy views of comets and other interesting sights while its affordable price will help you keep your wallet full!