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Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo with Solar Filter

$349.99 $599.99

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Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo with Solar Filter

Explore the Skies with the FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope & Go-To Tracker Combo - Complete with a High-Quality Solar Filter

Unlock the secrets of the cosmos with the Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope, a perfect companion for both novice and seasoned astronomers. This premium package includes the revolutionary ES-iEXOS-100-02 Go-To Tracker Mount and a professional-grade solar filter, setting you up for an unparalleled observing experience.

  • Versatile Optics: The FirstLight 80mm refractor features an adaptable system, allowing easy attachment of your DSLR camera (requires a T2 ring specific to your camera brand). Capture the majesty of the night sky in stunning detail. Note: Compatible with cameras that have a detachable lens.
  • Advanced Tracking Capabilities: The ES-iEXOS-100-02 Go-To Tracker Mount, equipped with the innovative Explore Scientific PMC-Eight™ system, utilizes eight independent CPUs for unmatched responsiveness and tracking precision. Effortlessly align to the north or south celestial pole for seamless sun tracking across the sky.
  • Stellar and Solar Observation Ready: Whether you're gazing at the moon's craters at night or observing sunspots during the day, the 80mm aperture reveals breathtaking details. The telescope includes a high-grade solar filter made from ‘Solarlite’ film by Thousand Oaks Optical, ensuring safe and clear solar observations.
  • High-Quality Accessories: Comes with a precision 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 90° diagonal for comfortable viewing, and a red dot viewfinder for easy celestial navigation. A built-in dew shield prevents moisture build-up and minimizes stray light interference.
  • Durable and Stylish Design: The telescope's rugged metal tube boasts a sleek black carbon fiber appearance, ensuring durability without compromising on style. It's compatible with all Explore Scientific mounts and popular altazimuth and equatorial mounts.
  • Safety and Compliance: The solar filter meets ISO12312–2 standards and has been tested and approved by ICS Labs for direct observation of the sun, ensuring safety for all ages.
  • User-Friendly Technology: The integrated ExploreStars app makes navigating the cosmos a breeze from your Apple, Android, or Windows tablet. Discover over tens of thousands of celestial objects with ease.

Enhance Your Astrophotography and Observational Experiences

Designed for both daytime solar observation and nighttime astronomical viewing, the Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with the ES-iEXOS-100-02 Go-To Tracker Mount and Solar Filter Combo is your gateway to exploring the universe. Its precision engineering, coupled with advanced technology and safety features, make it an ideal choice for enthusiasts looking to elevate their sky-watching experiences.

Explore the universe with confidence and clarity. Embrace the wonders of the cosmos with the Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope Combo.

Explore FirstLight 80mm Refractor

  • Black carbon fiber wrapped FirstLight 80 mm telescope
  • 80mm (3.1") aperture will reveal impressive lunar details ranging from craters to rilles, planetary features like Saturn’s ring structure or Jupiter’s cloud belts; and bright deep sky treasures like galaxies, nebulae and clusters.
  • Model comes with a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 90° diagonal for more comfortable viewing and a red dot viewfinder to aid in object location.
  • Built-in dew shield slows moisture build-up on the objective lens and reduces interference from ambient light.
  • Included adapter helps observers use their smart device to capture and share images.

iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System

  • Integrated Explore Scientific PMC-Eight™ system that transcends the industry standard single processor by utilizing eight CPUs that operate independently of one another to focus on defined functions, which results in superior responsiveness, efficiency, reliability and astoundingly fast timing intervals.
  • Clutched dual-axis worm gears with quiet precision stepper motor belt drives
  • Intuitive ExploreStars app, which is available for Apple, Android and Windows tablets, that makes it simple to operate the GOTO system. Through it, users can quickly align their telescope, navigate the stars and learn specifics about tens of thousands of celestial objects
  • Clutched RA and Declination axes are smooth and allow for precise balancing which makes the process of repositioning your telescope efficient
  • Polar alignment sight hole through the RA axis and precise altitude control for fast alignment without polar scope.
  • Battery pack powering the PMC-Eight™ system uses 8 C batteries and is secured in a bracket on one of the tripod legs when in use
  • Designed to hold up to 19 lbs (scope, accessories, and counterweights added together)
  • Two 1 kg counterweights included
  • Glow-in-the-dark markings on mount and tripod

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Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo with Solar Filter | ES-FLAR80640CF-IEXOS | 811803035560

Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope Go-To Tracker Combo with Solar Filter

$349.99 $599.99




80 mm | 3.1"

Focal Length

640 mm

Focal Ratio


Field of View



Fully multi-coated

Barrel Size



25.5" tripod fully collapsed, no mount head

25" tripod open, retracted legs, no mount head

38.5” at highest point, 36” to the center of the mounting bracket - tripod open, retracted legs with the mount head

42" tripod open, legs fully extended, no mount head

45” at highest point - tripod open, legs fully extended with the mount head


Mount Head: 9.45 lb , Tripod: 5.35 lb
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