Explore Scientific Essential Series Aluminum 80mm f/6 APO Triplet


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Reveal celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn's rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog with Explore Scientific's 80mm Apochromatic Refractor.

Offering true diffraction-limited optics and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies.

Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces.

..."Then I really went nuts. Or so I thought. I switched to a 3.2mm planetary eyepiece that upped  the magnification to 150x, which approached the theoretical upper limit for a 3-inch. When I gazed into the eyepiece, the four members of the Double Double showed surprisingly well, leaving me to wonder what this scope might do on a night of optimal seeing conditions. I have no doubt the ED80 can achieve its advertised resolving limit of 1.45".... Small and portable, it's an ideal grab-and-go telescope. It's also extremely versatile, able to capture wide-field views spanning several degrees while also providing the high power punch to tease out lunar and planetary detail and split close double stars..."


Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the 80mm also is compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

Description ED80mm FCD1 Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor
Item Number FCD1-0806-01
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Limiting
Magnitude
12
Resolution 1.45 arcsec
Tube Length
w/ Dew Shield
18.5"; 475mm
Tube Length
w/out Dew Shield
15"; 381mm
Diameter 85mm
Weight 7.5lb; 3.4kg
Dovetail Vixen

 

SKU: ES-ED0806-01
Barcode: 812257014941