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Meade ETX80 Observer Telescope

Meade ETX80 Observer Telescope

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.

80mm f/5 Achromat Refractor; 400mm focal length
AudioStar handbox with over 30,000 objects in it's database & a built-in speaker
Removable optical tube assembly (OTA), allowing the user to take the scope off of the fork mount for customization
Includes two 1.25" Super Plössl Eyepieces: 26mm (15x) and 9.7mm (41x), and an internal flip-function 2x Barlow lens to double the magnifying power of each eyepiece

Included with this package
Comes with a backpack that fits the telescope/mount and accessories, tripod, 45-degree roof prism, dew shield, bubble level/compass, and software DVD

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
Dovetail Vixen-Style
Dew Shield Yes
Mount Type Fork type; double-tine
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Tripod Lightweight Aluminum Tripod
Time Chip Yes
Assembled Product Weight 11.72 lbs

Customer Reviews

  Excellent portable telescope.  The Meade etx 80 observatory is a great little telescope. Easy to use, good optics and now features a very useful red dot finder. I particularly like the audiostar handset that talks to you (if you wish). Great for learning about what you're actually looking at.  (15/09/2019) Scott - Essex


  Meade ETX80 TeleScope  Excellent service and Price from Harrison Telescopes, basically Delivered Next Day. (as I did order after 9pm) The item was Well Packed and Works Perfectly. No clear sky yet so only done basic setup for Red Dot Finder and ETX80 Scope, tried out both Lenses all working great as are the accessories.   (06/09/2019) davawt - Merseyside


  Excellent service  Arrived very quickly and was well packaged (following poor service and a faulty tripod from a different seller). Haven't had a chance to use it properly yet, but very pleased so far.   (15/07/2019) -


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Meade ETX80 Observer Telescope

MPN: 205002





Price: 285.00


The Meade ETX series has for many years been the first to innovate with compact optics, goto systems and product versatility, this latest version combines all the latest technology and design. 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 refractor 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.

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