Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 Essential Apochromatic ED Triplet Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)

BH #EXESED080601 • MFR #ES-ED0806-01
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Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 Essential Apochromatic ED Triplet Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)
Key Features
  • 80mm Aperture
  • 480mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Proprietary EMD Enhanced Multicoatings
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The ED80 80mm f/6 Essential Apochromatic ED Triplet Refractor Telescope from Explore Scientific features a triplet apochromatic lens system with Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and Explore Scientific's proprietary anti-reflection EMD fully multicoated optics. This combination of glass, lenses, and coatings virtually eliminates chromatic and spherical aberrations for clear and bright images without distortion across the entire field of view, with true color rendition. This is a versatile optical tube assembly that can be employed as a simple grab-and-go primary telescope, as a large finderscope mounted to a larger scope such as a Dobsonian, or set up on a dual-mount rig for astrophotography/astroimaging.
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Explore Scientific ED80 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube Assembly
  • 3Mounting
  • 4Included Accessories

The ED80 80mm f/6 Essential Apochromatic ED Triplet Refractor Telescope from Explore Scientific features a triplet apochromatic lens system with Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and Explore Scientific's proprietary anti-reflection EMD fully multicoated optics. This combination of glass, lenses, and coatings virtually eliminates chromatic and spherical aberrations for clear and bright images without distortion across the entire field of view, with true color rendition. This is a versatile optical tube assembly that can be employed as a simple grab-and-go primary telescope, as a large finderscope mounted to a larger scope such as a Dobsonian, or set up on a dual-mount rig for astrophotography/astroimaging.

A mounting cradle-ring clamps over optical tube assembly (OTA). The cradle-ring assembly allows the user to adjust the orientation and position of the scope relative to the mount to optimize viewing comfort and balance, while avoiding interference with other equipment. The scope is offered without a mount or tripod, but a Vixen-style dovetail plate makes it compatible with any alt-az or equatorial mount with a Vixen-style saddle. Its two-speed rack-and-pinion focuser helps make fine-focusing fast and precise. A 90° star diagonal is also included for more comfortable viewing. The mirror has dielectric coatings for a 99% light transmission for minimal light loss when using it.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • 80mm objective lens
  • 480mm focal length
  • Focal ratio: f/6
  • Refractor-style optical design
  • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass
  • Triplet apochromatic lenses eliminate chromatic and spherical aberrations for true color rendition and without distortion across the entire field of view
  • Proprietary anti-reflection EMD enhanced multicoatings on all optics
  • Two-speed 2" rack-and-pinion focuser

Mounting

  • Optical tube assembly only; mount and tripod required
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate is compatible with any alt-az or equatorial mount with a Vixen-style saddle
  • Cradle-ring assembly for plate allows the scope orientation to be changed based on mount configuration

Included Accessories

  • One-piece 2" 90° star diagonal with highly-reflective dielectric coatings for up to 99% light transmission
  • 1.25" eyepiece adapter
  • Mounting bracket for user-supplied finderscope
UPC: 812257014910

Explore Scientific ED80 Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignTriplet Refractor
Aperture80 mm / 3.2"
Focal Length480 mm
Focal Ratiof/6
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25", 2"
Diagonal90° Star
FinderscopeNone
Mounting SystemVixen Style
General
BatteriesNone
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight7.5 lb / 3.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23 x 8.5 x 8.5"
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