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Meade ETX80 Observer Achromatic Refractor Telescope w/ Tripod, Eyepieces, and Backpack

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  • Aperture: 80mm (3.5") Achromatic Refractor
  • Ratio: f/5, multi-coated optics with flip-in Barlow lens
  • Lightweight, compact and adjustable tripod and Auto Star Suite Software DVD
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    Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX 80 Observer continues that legacy.

    Starting your astronomy journey with an ETX 80 is the perfect choice. Take your 80mm lens and enjoy close-up views of land and celestial objects anytime, anywhere. Packing your telescope and tripod at a moment's notice is a breeze with the comfortable and durable backpack.

    The ETX 80 Observer fully equips the modern explorer with a sophisticated, automated and portable telescope. Its dual-purpose design includes a removable OTA that is ideal for both day or night observing and includes exceptional features like AudioStar, GOTO technology, and large 30,000 object database.

    It's perfect for daytime observing during camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. Night-sky stargazing is made fun, easy and educational. With the ETX 80, you'll see planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae with the push of a button.

    The ETX80 Observer comes with a number of features and accessories, including: Backpack for the mount/OTA; AudioStar handbox controller with over 30,000 objects and a built-in speaker; lightweight but sturdy tripod; internal flip function Barlow lens to increase the magnification of the eyepiece in use; Flip mirror to let light focus to the rear of the telescope allowing attachment of a camera on the back of the scope; dew shield to prevent dew buildup and block stray light; Multi-coated optics for higher contrast and brighter details; 45 degree roof prism for a more comfortable viewing position; bubble level/compass to make sure your tripod and mount are level; achromatic design to reduce optical aberrations.

    Product Details

    • Aperture: 80mm (3.5") Achromatic Refractor
    • Ratio: f/5, multi-coated optics with flip-in Barlow lens
    • Lightweight, compact and adjustable tripod and Auto Star Suite Software DVD
    • Includes 2 Super Plods Eyepieces (9.7mm and 26mm)
    • Deluxe Durable Backpack

    Technical Specifications

    Experience Level - Beginner, Intermediate
    Clear Aperture - 80mm
    Optical Design - Achromatic Refractor
    Optical Coatings - Multi-Coated
    Focal Length - 400mm
    Focal Ratio - f/5
    Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) - 1.45 arc-seconds
    Viewfinder - Red Dot
    Eyepiece(s) - 1.25" Super Plossl Eyepieces: 26mm (15x magnification) & 9.7mm (41x magnification)
    Barlow - Internal Flip-Function 2x Barlow
    Dovetail - Vixen-Style
    Dew Shield - Yes
    Hand Controller - AudioStar
    Object Database - 30,000 objects
    Tripod - Lightweight Aluminum Tripod
    Time Chip - Yes
    Assembled Product Weight - 11.72 lbs

    ETX80 Observer Telescope
    Eyepieces - 9.7mm and 26mm
    45 degree Erecting Prism
    AudioStar Computer Controller
    Spirit Level
    Compass
    Tripod
    Dew Shield
    Backpack
    1-Year Limited Warranty
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