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Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount

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Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount


Want an incredible stargazing experience without breaking the bank? Get the Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope that will help you explore the universe without sacrificing quality or spending a fortune.



  • Precision Optics: 80mm aperture with a versatile f/8 focal length for clear, expansive views of lunar landscapes and deep-sky marvels.
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lenses: Ensures bright, sharp images by maximizing light transmission and reducing glare.
  • Twilight Nano Mount: Lightweight yet stable, supports up to 15lbs of equipment with smooth, precise positioning via intuitive panhandle control.
  • Accessory Tray: Built into the full-size tripod, keeps eyepieces within easy reach for quick magnification changes.
  • Built-In Dew Shield: Prevents lens fogging and reduces unwanted ambient light, ensuring clear views throughout the night.
  • Smartphone Adapter: Easily connects your smartphone to capture and share stunning celestial images.
  • Comprehensive Package: Includes a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, 1.25" 90° diagonal for comfortable viewing, and a red-dot finder for swift object location.
  • Wide Compatibility: 40mm draw tube focuser accommodates larger imaging sensors and wide-field eyepieces, minimizing vignetting for a broader view of the universe.
  • Portable and Convenient: Designed for ease of use and transport, perfect for both backyard observations and outdoor adventures.

The Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope is for you if…

  • You're a Beginner Astronomer: Seeking an easy-to-use, high-quality telescope to start your journey into the cosmos.
  • You Value High-Quality Optics: Wanting clear, sharp images of celestial objects without breaking the bank.
  • You're an Astrophotography Enthusiast: Looking for a telescope with a smartphone adapter to capture and share stunning images of the night sky.
  • You Enjoy Outdoor Adventures: Needing a lightweight, portable telescope that's easy to set up and take on camping trips or stargazing outings.
  • You Want a Comprehensive Setup: Appreciating a complete package that includes essential accessories like a Plössl eyepiece, diagonal, and red-dot finder.
  • You Prefer Convenience: Interested in a telescope with thoughtful features like an accessory tray and built-in dew shield for an enhanced stargazing experience.
  • You Seek Stability and Precision: Desiring a sturdy mount with smooth, precise positioning to easily follow celestial objects across the sky.
  • You're Looking for a Gift: Searching for an educational, engaging gift for a science enthusiast, student, or budding astronomer.


Begin your journey through the cosmos with the Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope, designed for both budding astronomers and seasoned stargazers. With a powerful magnification of 125x, you can marvel at the intricate details of the moon's craters, Saturn's rings, and the swirling cloud belts of Jupiter. The 80mm (3.1") aperture ensures that you capture bright and clear images of celestial wonders.

Featuring a 640mm focal length and an f/8 focal ratio, this telescope strikes the perfect balance between detail and field of view, making it ideal for observing both lunar landscapes and deep-sky objects. The fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission, delivering sharp, vibrant images that will leave you in awe of the universe's beauty. Whether you are scanning the Milky Way or identifying distant galaxies, this telescope offers an unparalleled viewing experience.

The included Twilight Nano mount provides smooth, precise positioning with its intuitive panhandle control, ensuring you can easily follow celestial objects as they move across the sky. Despite its lightweight design, the mount is incredibly stable, supporting up to 15lbs of equipment. This makes it perfect for both backyard stargazing sessions and adventurous outings under the stars.


What You Can See with the Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope

Unlock the universe's secrets and marvel at celestial wonders with the Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope. Here's a glimpse of what you can discover:

  • The Moon's Majestic Craters: Witness the detailed landscapes and crater formations of our closest celestial neighbor.
  • Saturn's Intricate Ring System: Gaze in awe at Saturn's stunning rings and possibly even its largest moon, Titan.
  • Jupiter's Swirling Cloud Belts: Observe Jupiter's dynamic atmosphere, including its iconic Great Red Spot and moons.
  • Vibrant Star Clusters: Explore the beauty of densely packed star clusters like the Pleiades and the Hercules Cluster.
  • Distant Galaxies: Detect and admire the faint glows of distant galaxies, such as the Andromeda Galaxy.
  • Colorful Nebulae: Delve into the stunning colors and shapes of nebulae, including the Orion Nebula and the Lagoon Nebula.
  • Planets and Their Moons: View other planets in our solar system, such as Mars and Venus, along with their unique surface features.
  • Double Stars: Split double stars like Albireo and enjoy their contrasting colors.


Essential Accessories Included

Unlock the full potential of your stargazing adventures with the comprehensive accessory package included with the Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope. Here’s what’s inside:

  • Twilight Nano Alt-Azimuth Mount: Navigate the night sky with precision and ease using this lightweight yet stable mount, perfect for smooth and steady tracking of celestial objects.
  • Full-Size Tripod with Accessory Tray: Set up your telescope on a sturdy, full-size tripod equipped with an accessory tray to keep your eyepieces and other tools conveniently within reach.
  • Smartphone Camera Adapter: Capture and share your astronomical discoveries effortlessly by attaching your smartphone to the telescope with this easy-to-use adapter.
  • 90° Star Diagonal: Enjoy comfortable and immersive viewing experiences with the 90° star diagonal, which allows for better positioning while observing the night sky.
  • 40mm Draw Tube Focuser: Enhance your viewing with the 40mm draw tube focuser, designed to accommodate larger imaging sensors and wide-field eyepieces, minimizing vignetting.
  • 1.25" 25mm Plössl Eyepiece: Achieve crisp, clear views with this high-quality eyepiece, perfect for exploring a wide range of celestial objects in detail.
  • Red-Dot Finder: Swiftly and accurately locate celestial objects with the red-dot finder, making it easier to navigate and explore the vast expanse of the night sky.


Discover the Cosmos Today

If you're passionate about exploring the night sky and capturing its beauty, the Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope is your perfect companion. Its powerful optics, user-friendly design, and thoughtful features make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to delve into the wonders of astronomy. Don't miss out on the opportunity to uncover the mysteries of the cosmos with this exceptional telescope.

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Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount | FL-AR80640TN | 8122570180172

Explore FirstLight 80mm f/8 Refractor Telescope with Twilight Nano Mount

$199.99 $239.99




80 mm | 3.1"

Focal Length

640 mm

Focal Ratio


Field of View



Fully multi-coated

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