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Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 FCD100 Triplet Refractor Telescope

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Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 FCD100 Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope


Features

  • 80mm / 3.1" Aperture
  • 480mm Focal Length
  • f/6 Focal Ratio
  • HOYA FCD100 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • 2.5" HEX Focuser with 2 Extension Tubes
  • Apochromatic Triplet Lens System
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail

 

Uncover the majestic sights of the cosmos with the Explore Scientific 80mm FCD100 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope. This telescope lets you gaze upon the stark landscapes of the moon, the tranquil beauty of Saturn's rings, and the luminous wonders within the Messier catalog with unparalleled clarity.

Mirroring the capabilities of the ES-ED0806-02 model, this telescope elevates your viewing experience with superior optics. Utilizing Hoya FCD100 optics, akin to the highly esteemed Ohara FPL-53, this instrument benefits from our commitment to technological innovation and mass production of premier optical glass within the FCD family. This blend of high-refractive-index glass achieves exceptional correction of chromatic aberration, making Hoya FCD100 amongst the finest glasses produced by Hoya.

Designed with a true diffraction-limited optical system and an air-spaced triplet lens configuration, this telescope virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, producing vivid, high-contrast images. This is thanks to the use of genuine HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion glass and our specialized EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

Compact yet robust, this telescope includes a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser, designed for stability and the ability to support up to 10 lbs of additional equipment. Its compact size does not just offer portability; it also makes it suitable for mounting on larger telescopes to enhance astrophotography setups by allocating distinct roles for guiding and imaging. The telescope's outer tube diameter is 91 mm.

Key features include an ED80 Classic White f/6 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 optics, a 480mm focal length, and a 2.5" HEX Focuser with two extension tubes. It also has an integrated Vixen-Style Dovetail and the Explore Scientific 2N1 Hybrid Finder Scope Base, although not pre-installed on the telescope. With a 99% Reflective 2" Diagonal and weighing just 7.5lbs, this telescope is ideally suited for astronomers seeking portability without sacrificing performance. Note: The case and finder scope are not included. Consider enhancing your setup with the Explore Scientific 8x50 Straight Through Illuminated Viewfinder or the Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Right Angle Polar Finder Scope for a more complete observing experience.


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.

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Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Triplet Refractor Telescope | ES-ED0806-02 | 811803034358
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Price
Price
$799.99 $959.99
$1,299.99 $1,559.99
Optics
Optics

1.45 arcsec resolution

12 limiting magnitude

HOYA Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

1.45 arcsec resolution

12 limiting magnitude

HOYA FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Weight
Weight
5.95 lb | 2.7 kg
7.5 lb | 3.4 kg

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Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 FCD100 Triplet Refractor Telescope | FCD100-0806-02 | 811803034372

Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 FCD100 Triplet Refractor Telescope

$1,299.99 $1,559.99

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 FCD100 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass

EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings

Barrel Size

-

Dimensions

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

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

Weight

7.5 lb | 3.4 kg
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