This Meade ETX80 Observer Telescope has 80mm aperture and 400mm (f/5) focal length and marries the portability of the ETX with Meade’s premium optics. The ETX80 Observer has a Achromatic Refractor optical design to enjoy close-up views of land and celestial objects anytime, anwhere. Packing your telescope and tripod at a moments notice is a breeze with the comfortable and durable (INCLUDED) backpack. The ETX80 Observer also includes a lightweight and portable tripod with dual-fork mount. This model has an internal flip mirror to let light focus to the rear of the telescope (instead of the mirror reflecting the light 90-degrees to the eyepiece), allowing attachment of a camera on the back of the scope - adapters sold separately. The ETX80 Observer also comes with a bubble level/compass to help with leveling the tripod and mount, as well as a dew shield to help prevent any dew buildup and to block stray light. Approximate assembled weight: 11.7 lbs.
The ETX Observer Series features Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). UHTC gives maximum light transmission, ensuring the brightest images and the highest contrast. Enjoy detailed, close-up views of the Moon and planets, and be amazed by the stunning views of star clusters, nebulae, and more.
The ETX Observer Series also features a fully-equipped, GoTo system with AudioStar. In addition to finding and tracking objects in the night sky, AudioStar also boasts a number of features of its own, including: 30,000+ object-database, built-in speaker, and over 4 hours of audio content that educates you about objects you observe.
Whether you are observing on the go or from your backyard, the ETX80 Observer will make exploring the night sky easy, educational, and exciting. Go ahead, start exploring
Series: ETX Telescopes
Warranty: 1 Year
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 Plössl Eyepieces: 26mm (15x magnification) & 9.7mm (41x magnification)
Barlow: Internal Flip-Function 2x Barlow
Dew Shield: Yes
Hand Controller: AudioStar
Object Database: 30,000 objects
Tripod: Lightweight Aluminum Tripod
Time Chip: Yes
Assembled Product Weight: 11.72 lbs