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80mm Apochromatic Refractor - FCD-1 ED Triplet Essentials Series


  • 72999

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Our Take 

No matter where your astronomy interests take you, this is one scope that will be right at home in your collection. We love this scope because it is terrific for astrophotography, planetary viewing, and best of all, its portability. Even if you end up with a larger scope in the future, we think you will never want to part with this refractor because of it's simplicity and convenience.

Overview

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 Explore Scientific’s 80mm Apochromatic Refractor.
Offering true diffraction-limited optics and sized to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies.
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.
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.

Specifications

 

Description ED80mm Essential Series Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor
Item Number ES-ED0806-01
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Limiting
Magnitude
12
Resolution 1.45 arcsec
Tube Length
w/ Dew Shield
18.5"; 475mm
Tube Length
w/out Dew Shield
15"; 381mm
Diameter 85mm
Weight 7.5lb; 3.4kg
Dovetail Vixen
Dew Shield Diameter 127mm

 

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. For more information Click Here.


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