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Explore Scientific ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope with iEXOS-100-2 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System with WiFi and Bluetooth, 2 Extra Counterweights, Field Flattener and Solar Filter

SKU ES-ED0806-02-SolarPhoto
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Original price $ 1,809.96
Original price $ 1,809.96 - Original price $ 1,809.96
Original price $ 1,809.96
Current price $ 999.95
$ 999.95 - $ 999.95
Current price $ 999.95

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Solar Photography Starter Package

The package is designed with solar photography in mind! Save 45% on the package while the sale lasts. Orders placed after March 20 are not guaranteed to ship in time for the solar eclipse -- SO ORDER NOW.

With the total eclipse of the sun in April, people have been asking about an easy way to get started in solar (as well as astro) photography. With the Essential Series 80 mm triplet, the iEXOS-100 go-to tracker mount, a dedicated field flattener and a Sun Catcher solar filter you're ready to go. 

This package is also great for starting your nighttime photography -- called astrophotography. Simply remove the Sun Catcher solar filter and you're ready to start taking pictures of night-sky wonders.

The package includes:

ES-ED0806-02
ES-iEXOS-100-02
ES-FF2F5/F7
DOB-CW (yellow counterweights that work with the iEXOS-100 system)
SC80/102-00

Description

The ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is a true apochromatic telescope 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. The telescope tube's outside diameter is 91 mm.

Explore Scientific 2" rack-and-pinion focuser comes with 2 extension tubes. Explore Scientific Hybrid Finder Scope Base installed on scope. (Finder scope not included.)

Specs

Item Number ES-ED0806-02-SolarPhoto
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
Dovetail Vixen

Warranty

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

Software

Download ExploreStars Software Here

Find inserts to your PMC-Eight Questions on our Knowledge Base

Download the Instruction Manual

Reviews

From the Astronomy Magazine April, 2017 Review:

…“Then I really went nuts. Or so I thought. I switched to a 3.2mm planetary eyepiece that upped the magnification to 150x, which approached the theoretical upper limit for a 3-inch. When I gazed into the eyepiece, the four members of the Double Double showed surprisingly well, leaving me to wonder what this scope might do on a night of optimal seeing conditions. I have no doubt the ED80 can achieve its advertised resolving limit of 1.45”…. Small and portable, it’s an ideal grab-and-go telescope. It’s also extremely versatile, able to capture wide-field views spanning several degrees while also providing the high power punch to tease out lunar and planetary detail and split close double stars…"

Recommended Accessories: Astrozap 3” Dew Heater Strap

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