Meade ETX-80 Achromatic Refractor Telescope Kit with Backpack

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About Meade ETX Telescope

The ETX-80 is a powerful companion for exploring the universe at an incredibly attractive price. For the casual observer interested in viewing the Moon, planets, bright deep-space objects, and terrestrial landmarks, the ETX-80 is the perfect instrument.

The #494 Autostar computer system with integrated, factory calibrated time chip, permits the automatic location of over 1400 celestial objects. Just enter the object you wish to observe on to the Autostar display, and press GO TO.

The scope Features a built in Flip-In Barlow Lens, Light Weight Tripod, two Super Plossl eyepieces 9.7mm and 26mm. A Meade's Backpack for portable transportion.

Meade ETX Telescope Features

  • Additional Features of the ETX-80
  • Flip-Mirror System:
    For observing in the standard 90ø position, flip the internal, optical flat mirror "up." For terrestrial observing with the optional #933 45ø Erecting Prism or for photography with the optional #64ST T-Adapter, flip the mirror "down."
  • Ultra portable and Simple to Use:
    Easy to carry to any observing location, whether a distant mountain top or your own back yard, the Meade ETX-80AT telescope brings the excitement of astronomy to users of any age.
  • Just place the telescope on any flat surface (or use the standard-equipment field tripod), do a quick, easy alignment of the telescope's computer to the sky, and start observing. Six internal (user-supplied) AA-batteries power the ETX-80AT for about 20 hours.
  • Included as standard equipment with the ETX-80AT, the #494 Autostar controller permits the automatic location of over 1400 celestial objects, including all of the objects located in the telescope's onboard database.
  • Just enter the object you wish to observe on to the Autostar display, press GO TO, and watch as the telescope moves rapidly in seconds to place the object in the telescope's field of view.
  • One observing session validates the prediction made by Sky & Telescope that "The ETX/Autostar concept will go down as the greatest happening in amateur astronomy yet."
  • Objects stored in the #494 Autostar's database include the entire range of celestial phenomena and are designed to keep the active observer busy for many a starlit evening.
  • The above database listing has been specifically chosen as suitable for observing with the ETX-80AT and provides an excellent introduction to the diversity of astronomical objects visible through the telescope.
  • In addition to its object-locating capabilities Autostar permits pushbutton centering of objects within the telescopic field at any of nine selectable speeds. Once Autostar locates an object, it directs the telescope automatically to track the object across the sky, compensating fully and precisely for the effects of the Earth's axial rotation.

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