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Swarovski STS 80 HD Spotting Scope Body

$2,632.00 $2,399.00

The Swarovski STS (Straight) 80 HD Spotting Scope Body is characterized by optics that offer exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness and color fidelity. (Please note that this product is just the spotting scope body. There are two compatible eyepieces in the Swarovski line available for purchase with this telescope body. Please see our description below.)

Take advantage of a discount on a tripod, when purchasing a telescope. Simply check the box "add for" under the tripod on this page.

The Birder® Tripod Kit 1 with Audubon Shop 3510 Head

Our Birder® Tripod has been field tested across the globe on challenging terrain and and conditions that run the spectrum. The 23″ center column is longer than most, and extension to the maximum 20″ allows users to view birds in overhead tree canopies or celestial happenings! Lightweight, over-sized aluminum legs and center column reduce vibration better than any birding tripod (including carbon fiber) on the market – we guarantee it!

For 65mm and smaller telescopes, choose The Birder® Tripod Kit 2 with Audubon Shop 6750 Head

SAVE! If you are purchasing a telescope or a binocular with a Birder® Tripod, you are eligible for a 10% discount on the tripod.  Questions?  203-245-9056

The Birder® Tripod Kit 2 with Audubon Shop 6750 Head

The Birder® Tripod Kit 2 with Audubon Shop 6750 Head features a sturdy and stable two-section leg assembly, and has won the praises of birders worldwide for two decades. This ingeniously simple design is made exclusively for The Audubon Shop. The 6750 head is suitable for your 65mm and smaller telescopes.

For larger telescopes (80-95mm), choose the The Birder® Tripod Kit 1 with Audubon Shop 3510 Head

SAVE! If you are purchasing a telescope or a binocular with a Birder® Tripod, you are eligible for a 10% discount on the tripod. Questions?  203-245-9056

The Birder® Tripod, Legs Only

The Birder® Tripod, Legs Only is available for purchase if you have an existing head that you'd like to use with it.

Take advantage of a special 10% discount when purchasing this along with a pair of binoculars or a telescope.

Do call us with any questions! 888-505-9056 or 203-245-9056

Description

Magnification: 25-50x Wide Angle and 20-60x eyepieces are available for purchase
Objective Lens Diameter: 80mm
Field of View: With 20-60x eyepiece: 118-66 ft @ 1000 yd / With 25-50x eyepiece: 138-89 ft @ 1000 yd
Angle of View: With 20-60x eyepiece: 65-40
Minimum Focus Distance: With 20-60x eyepiece: 16.4 feet / With 25-50mm eyepiece: 16.4 feet
Exit Pupil Diameter: With 20-60x eyepiece at 20x: 4.0mm, at 60x: 1.3mm / With 25-50x eyepiece at 25x: 3.2mm, at 50x: 1.6mm
Light Transmission: With 20-60mm eyepiece: 82% / With 25-50x eyepiece: 86%
Weatherproofing: Waterproof & fogproof
Operating Temperature: -13 to 131
Storage Temperature: -22 to 158
Close Focus: With 20-60x eyepiece: 16.4 ft / With 25-50x eyepiece: 16.4 ft.

The straight view of the STS 80 is particularly beneficial to those who need to find moving targets quickly. The 80 mm objective lens diameter provides higher detail recognition, while a wider exit pupil ensures brighter images and comfortable viewing even in poor lighting conditions.

The 80mm objective lens lets in more light than the 65mm, allowing for use of higher magnifications in poorer light than with the 65mm scope. The 80mm scope is larger, heavier and more expensive, but we at The Audubon Shop comfortably carry this scope on our tropical birding travels.

The Swarovski ATS 80 HD spotting scope feature elements with extra-low dispersion glass. This provides an even more remarkable image, with better edge resolution. In particular, color fringing is nearly eliminated. Subjects with intricate patterns will have crisper delineation, something enthusiastic birders will greatly appreciate.

PLEASE NOTE: This spotting scope body is sold separately from the eyepiece. You must also purchase an eyepiece for viewing. There are two compatible eyepieces in the Swarovski line available for purchase with this telescope body:

What’s Included?

  • Push-on objective lens cap
  • Push-on rear cap for body (good for storage when taking the eyepiece off)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Optical Performance:

  • 80 mm objective lens (3.1″)
  • BAK4 prism optimizes light transmission
  • HD optics: fluoride glass elements with Swarovski’s proprietary coatings yield superior edge-sharpness, digiscoping imagery, excellent twilight performance
  • Fully multicoated on all air-to-glass surfaces
  • SWAROCLEAN coating: The non-stick proprietary external coating makes cleaning/removing dried-on mineral residue, insect repellent, and tree resin easier. Over time the lens’ surface will require less intensive cleaning which significantly increases the longevity of the optic.

Use and Handling:

  • Straight viewing
  • Helical focusing is fast and accurate
  • Tripod mounting: 1/4″-20 & 3/8″-16
  • Side-mounted peep sight to aid initial locating
  • Rotating tripod collar with detented click stops
  • Integral retractable lens hood shades and protects objective lens

Construction Details:

  • Rugged armor-covered aluminum housing
  • Nitrogen purged and sealed for water and fogproof performance
  • Weight: 3.69 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14″ long x 80mm objective lens

 

Additional information

Weight 4.4 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 6 × 5 in