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 this 80mm Apochromatic Refractor from Explore Scientific’s Carbon Fiber Series.
Offering true diffraction-limited optics and a lightweight yet sturdy carbon fiber optical tube assembly, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for spontaneous stargazing sessions.
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. In addition to enhancing portability by reducing weight, the use of carbon fiber for the OTA eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations.
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.
Includes 99% reflective diagonal and vixen style dovetail plate. This package also includes our revolutionary EXOS2GT mount.
This German Equatorial mount is equipped with motors on both axes, allowing the mount to track astronomical objects accurately. The precision gears and dual bearings allow operation with a minimum of backlash on all nine slewing speeds.
A simple 1, 2 or 3 star alignment is necessary to orient the scope for tracking and finding objects. The convenient hand controller has GoTo function controls with 272,994 object database making this affordable mount accurate and reliable.
The mount has a solid 2" stainless steel tube tripod with excellent stability and can be loaded with 28 lbs of astronomy equipment.
The included 12V battery pack can be conveniently attached to the eyepiece tray and requires 8 "D" size batteries.
Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber ED80 f/6 APO Triplet w/EXOS2GT mount
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield
5lb; 2.3kg without mount
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Levenhuk: All Levenhuk telescopes, microscopes, binoculars and other optical products, except for accessories, carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship; all accessories have a 6-month warranty. This warranty does not cover consumable parts, such as bulbs (incandescent, LED, halogen, energy-saving and other types of bulbs), batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable), electrical consumables, etc.
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