The Celestron Ambassador 80AZ Brass Telescope has now been discounted at Amazon this Cyber Monday, a steal at over $100 off for skywatchers looking for something unique compared to most telescopes on the market.
With its show-stopping brass design and mahogany tripod, the Ambassador 80AZ is a stunning ornamental piece for the home. In terms of optical prowess, its 3.15-inch (80 mm) aperture makes its design ideal for casual views of the planets, lunar surface and some bright deep-sky offerings in the night sky.
During our review of this telescope, the moon at first quarter phase — with craters standing out along the terminator (the point between lunar night and day) — is a particularly breathtaking sight through the field of view. Saturn's rings and Jupiter's atmospheric bands are also well-received through the optical system, especially with the addition of colored planetary filters.
Included in the price are a variety of accessories, such as a 6x30 finderscope, 25 mm eyepiece and star diagonal with a universal 1.25-inch eyepiece fitting, allowing the astronomer to reach the telescope's useful magnifications of 189x and 11x. All accessories are forged in brass.
Skywatchers can also make the most of a two-year warranty, ensuring that they have Celestron's full support during observations of the night sky. An additional incentive that has been bundled in with the Ambassador 80AZ's reduced price.
Over on Amazon, it's while stocks last, so if you find that you've missed out, you can always head over to B&H to snap this telescope up for the same price.