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Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Triplet Refractor Telescope

$899.99

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Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope


Features

  • 80mm / 3.1" Aperture
  • 480mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • HOYA Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Apochromatic Triplet Lens System
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail


Discover the Universe with the Explore Scientific ED80 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope

Unveil the celestial wonders with the Explore Scientific ED80, a premium 80mm (3.1") aperture telescope boasting a 480mm focal length and an f/6 focal ratio. Crafted with HOYA Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass and an apochromatic triplet lens system, this telescope is engineered for the astrophotography enthusiast and serious stargazer alike.

  • 80mm (3.1") Aperture: Captures bright, clear images of celestial objects.
  • 480mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio: Offers a wide field of view for stunning views of the night sky.
  • HOYA FCD1 ED Glass: Minimizes chromatic aberration for sharp, high-contrast images.
  • Apochromatic Triplet Lens System: Enhances color accuracy and image clarity.
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail: Ensures compatibility with a wide range of mounts.
  • Air-Spaced Triplet Optical Design: Virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, providing brilliant, high-contrast images.
  • EMD Enhanced Multi-Layer Deposition Coatings: Maximize light transmission across all optical surfaces.

Experience Stellar Clarity and Versatility

The Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Telescope not only offers true diffraction-limited optics but also the versatility needed for both spontaneous stargazing and advanced astrophotography. Whether you're gazing at the lunar surface, admiring Saturn’s rings, or exploring the deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog, the ED80 brings the universe to your backyard.

This telescope's air-spaced triplet optical design, featuring genuine HOYA ED glass and proprietary EMD coatings, guarantees exceptional image quality, free of chromatic aberrations. The compact and portable design, complemented by a 91 mm telescope tube diameter, makes it an ideal choice for on-the-go observations and fits easily on larger telescopes for dual-duty astrophotography.

Explore Scientific 2" rack-and-pinion focuser comes with 2 extension tubes. Explore Scientific Hybrid Finder Scope Base installed on scope. (Finder scope not included. Add the Explore Scientific 8x50 Straight Through Illuminated Viewfinder or the Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Right Angle Polar Finder Scope)

 

Recommended Accessories

  • Protective ED80 Telescope Case: Ensure your telescope's safety and longevity with our specially designed ED80 Telescope Case. It offers robust protection against impacts, dust, and moisture, keeping your equipment in pristine condition no matter where your observations take you.
  • Explore Scientific Field Flattener: Achieve impeccable astrophotography results by attaching the Explore Scientific Field Flattener to your setup. It effectively corrects coma aberration, delivering crisp, edge-to-edge sharpness in your celestial photographs. This accessory is a game-changer for capturing the breathtaking beauty of the cosmos in stunning detail.


If you prefer to upgrade to the HOYA FCD100 glass, view the Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 FCD100 Triplet Refractor Telescope

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Neil S. (Burke, Virginia, United States)
Good Scope

Recently received this scope based on a friend's recommendation. Arrived quickly and well packed. Focus mechanism smooth. Scope well built. Have only done a few short day time tests. Looking forward to using it for AP. @ 480mm of focal length, good for many types of imaging.

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Optics
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1.45 arcsec resolution

12 limiting magnitude

HOYA Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

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12 limiting magnitude

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EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Weight
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Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Triplet Refractor Telescope | ES-ED0806-02 | 811803034358

Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Triplet Refractor Telescope

$899.99

Magnification

-

Aperture

80 mm | 3.1"

Focal Length

480 mm

Focal Ratio

f/6

Field of View

-

Optics

1.45 arcsec resolution

12 limiting magnitude

HOYA Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Barrel Size

2"

Dimensions

18.5" (475mm) Tube Length w/ Dew Shield

15" (381mm) Tube Length w/out Dew Shield

Weight

5.95 lb | 2.7 kg
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