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Explore Scientific 80mm f/6, 480mm Focal Length Refractor OTA Triplet Air-Spaced ED Apochromatic Telescope, EMD Coating, Deluxe Case & Accessories

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About this item

The 80mm f/6 ED Apochromatic triplet from Explore Scientific is a great air-spaced triplet refractor telescope for observing as well as for use in photography of celestial objects. This wide field instrument utilizing Hoya ED glass, comes equipped with a 99% dielectric-coated 2-inch diagonal as well as a 8x50 viewfinder making it easy to locate objects. A flight ready case with a foam insert is also included with the telescope as well as a dew shield and dust covers.

What's Included With This Item

  • Explore Scientific Triplet Apochromatic 80mm f/6 OTA Telescope
  • Removable Dew Shield
  • Front and Rear Dust Covers
  • Cradle Rings with Handle
  • Universal Saddle Plate
  • 10:1 Two-Speed Focuser 2.0" I.D
  • 8 x 50 Erect Image, Illuminated Reticle Viewfinder w/Six Point Adjustable Bracket
  • 2.0" 99% Reflective, Dielectric Coated, Mirror Diagonal with 1.25" Adapter
  • Deluxe Heavy Duty Case
  • Explore Scientific 1 Year Limited Warranty (5 Years Extended Warranty After Online Registration Within 60 Days)

Key Features

  • True air-spaced triplet apochromatic optic design with f/6 focal ratio for portability and superior low magnification.
  • The Explore Scientific 80mm ED APO Refractor Telescope offers superior sharpness and color correction by minimizing the color dispersion through the use of specialized Hoya ED glass.
  • Ten-to-one, two-speed Crayford-style precision focuser with tension adjustment and lock to obtain and hold perfect focus.
  • The Explore Scientific 80mm ED APO Refractor Telescope includes an 8x50 precision polished roof prism finderscope with 6° field of view and illuminated reticle.
  • Universal mounting plate with rotating release knob fits Explore, Vixen, Meade, photo tripods, European thread and more.

Technical Specs

Optical Design Air-Spaced Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor with HOYA Dense Fluor Crown, FCD1 ED Glass
Clear Aperture 80mm
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Coatings EMD (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Maximum Practical Visual Power 315x
Lowest Useful Visual Power Ten-to-One Dual-Speed Crayford-Style, w/ Adjustable Tension and Lock
Viewfinder 8x50 Straight; Correct Image; Illuminated Reticle; Adjustable Objective and Eyepiece Focus; Dual-Ring, Six-Point, Bracket w/Quick Release Shoe
Saddle Plate Dual Ring Style - Fits Explore Scientific Mounts; Vixen Mounts; Meade LXD55/75 Mounts
Tube Diameter 85mm
Tube Length 18.5 in. 475mm (incl. dew shield)
Tube Construction Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Optical Tube Assembly Weight 7.5 lbs., 3.4 kgs.
Warranty Explore Scientific 1 year limited warranty (5 Years Extended Warranty After Online Registration Within 60 Days)
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