Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Refractor


  • All brass optical tube, altazimuth mount, tripod hardware
  • Rigid, sturdy and exquisite wood tripod
  • Brass tripod accessory tray
  • Erect image viewing

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The Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Refractor telescope stands out with its vintage charm, enhancing the ambiance of any space. Its elegant wood tripod make it an attractive addition to any astronomers collection.

While primarily intended for terrestrial observing, this refractor telescope is also capable of casual astronomy, catering to both practical and leisurely viewing.

The Celestron Ambassador telescope boasts an 80mm aperture and an 800mm focal length, providing ample light-gathering ability and resolving power. It comes with a 25mm eyepiece offering a magnification of 32x, complemented by a 6×30 finderscope for locating celestial targets with precision. With a highest useful magnification of 189x and fully coated optics ensuring optimal light transmission, the Ambassador delivers immersive viewing experiences. Additionally, the telescope includes Starry Night Basic Edition software, offering valuable resources and enhancing the observational journey for users of all levels of expertise.

Mounted on a robust and visually appealing wood tripod with a mahogany finish, the Ambassador telescope exudes sophistication. Coupled with fully coated optics, users can expect crisp and detailed views. The combination of craftsmanship and optical performance makes it an engaging instrument for both novice and seasoned observers alike.

The Ambassador 80mm Refractor comes equipped with a brass tripod accessory tray, adding a practical element to its design. This feature allows users to conveniently store additional eyepieces and other essential viewing tools within easy reach while observing. This thoughtful inclusion enhances the telescope’s usability and ensures that observers can focus on celestial wonders without interruptions.

Its all-brass optical tube, altazimuth mount, and tripod hardware contribute to its timeless appeal and durability. Additionally, the Celestron telescope offers erect image viewing, enhancing comfort and ease of use for terrestrial observation.

The Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Refractor telescope pairs modern functionality with a beautiful vintage appearance.


  • All brass optical tube, altazimuth mount, tripod hardware
  • Rigid, sturdy and exquisite wood tripod
  • Brass tripod accessory tray
  • Erect image viewing


Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 80mm (3.15″)
Focal Length 800mm (31″)
Focal Ratio 10
Focal Length Of Eyepiece 1 25mm (.98″)
Magnification Of Eyepiece 1 32x
Finderscope 6×30
Highest Useful Magnification 189x
Lowest Useful Magnification 11x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.74 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 1.45 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared To Human Eye) 131x
Optical Coatings Fully Coated
Software Starry Night Basic Edition


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For decades, Celestron has pioneered the optics industry, consistently innovating and introducing cutting-edge products featuring revolutionary technologies. Established in the 20th century, the company quickly gained prominence under Tom Johnson, who introduced the C8 telescope, revolutionizing astronomy and setting a new standard for optical performance. Over the years, Celestron has expanded its range to cater to a diverse audience. From telescopes and binoculars to spotting scopes and microscopes, they offer a lineup of instruments designed to inspire exploration and discovery. Each product is crafted with precision and incorporates state-of-the-art technologies. One of Celestron's strengths lies in its commitment to innovation. The company consistently invests in research and development, pushing the boundaries of optical technology. Their products lead the way in technological advancement, solidifying their reputation as an industry leader. Moreover, Celestron actively fosters a community of enthusiasts and supports astronomers and nature lovers worldwide. Through initiatives, programs, and partnerships, Celestron strives to inspire curiosity and promote STEM education. By empowering individuals to explore the wonders of the universe and the natural world, Celestron continues to make a lasting impact on the global community.
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