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80mm Apochromatic Refractor - FCD-1 ED Triplet Essentials Series (ES-ED0806-01)


  • 84999

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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.

Description

The ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is a true apochromat that reveals 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. 

Offering true diffraction-limited optics with genuine HOYA FCD1 ED glass, the ED80 is the perfect size 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 deposition 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.

This does not come with any eyepieces.

Specifications

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/o Dew Shield 15"; 381mm
Diameter 85mm
Weight 5.95 lb; 2.7 kg
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Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.


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