Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope (OTA only)

Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope (OTA only)

Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope (OTA only)

B&H # EXEDT0806CF MFR # EDT-0806-CF
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Product Highlights

  • 80mm Aperture
  • 480mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Proprietary EMD Enhanced Multicoatings
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber Optical Tube
  • 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 90° Star Diagonal
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Explore Scientific ED80 overview

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The ED80 80mm f/6 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope from Explore Scientific 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. Using Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass in a triplet lens configuration, with fully multicoated optics, creates images that are clear and bright without distortion across the entire field of view, with true color rendition.

Its carbon fiber optical tube is temperature-resistant with reduced expansion/contraction due to temperature changes that can affect the fine focusing abilities under extreme fluctuations. The carbon fiber is durable while reducing the overall weight. A 2" 90° star diagonal is included for comfortable viewing and aids in viewing objects approaching the zenith.

Optical Performance
  • 80mm objective lens
  • 480mm focal length
  • Focal ratio: f/6
  • Refractor-style optical design
  • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass
  • Proprietary anti-reflection EMD enhanced multicoatings on all optics
  • Triplet optical design virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations
  • Carbon fiber OTA eliminates focus change due to shrinking/expansion caused by temperature changes
Use and Handling
  • 2" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Bracket for user-supplied finderscope
  • 2" 90° star diagonal included
  • Two 2" threaded extender-tubes provide additional back-focus range if required
  • 1.25" eyepiece adapter to use smaller barreled eyepieces/accessories
Construction Details
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate for easy compatibility with a variety of mounts
  • Lightweight and durable carbon fiber optical tube
In the Box
Explore Scientific ED80 80mm f/6 Carbon Fiber Refractor Telescope (OTA only)
  • 2 x 2" Extension Collars
  • 2" 90° Star Diagonal
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration
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    Explore Scientific ED80 specs

    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 3.1" (8.0 cm)
    Focal Length 480 mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2" directly into focus tube
    1.25" with included adapter
    Diagonal 2" 90° star
    Finderscope None
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Vixen-style dovetail
    Optical Tube Dimensions Diameter: 3.8" (9.6 cm)
    Length: 17" (43.2 cm), with dew shield
    Length: 15" (38.1 cm), without dew shield
    Weight 5 lb (2.3 kg)
    Packaging Infofszucebv
    Package Weight 20.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 16.0 x 10.5"

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