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About this product
- DescriptionYou can get up close and personal with distant stars with the Meade ETX-80 telescope. The 80mm objective lens of this refractor telescope can produce high resolution images for better viewing of the night sky. The AutoStar computer controller can offer a quick guide to the universe and provide the user with an understanding of stars and other related topics. Designed for both terrestrial and astronomical study and observation, it can offer an ease of use that is ideal for both the beginner and the experienced stargazer. The large 1.25 inch diameter eyepiece can offer a wider field of view, and the flip mirror system can give users a view with enhanced clarity. A major feature is the LCD screen that can offer details like temperature, distance, and other historical information about what you are viewing.This Meade ETX telescope features a portable design that you can easily assemble in any location. Whether mounted outdoors for rooftop stargazing or tucked into you backpack for a camping trip, this telescope can be easy to transport and use. This tool has a bubble alignment design that can make assembly and compass alignment fast and easy. Each of these telescopes features a 45 degree roof prism to ensure comfortable viewing as you gaze upward. The ETX-80 also includes an adjustable tripod with an accessories tray, which can keep your astrological tools right at your fingertips. With the trademark AutoStar handbox controllers, not only do you have instructional information, but you can use the speaker to play unique facts about the heavenly bodies you observe.In addition to its portability for outdoor activities, the Meade ETX-80 features an advanced lens design for professional astronomy. This telescope incorporates a refractor and convergent lens to collect great light regardless of your location. The internal mounting software uses computerized GOTO technology and operates on an axis along with the built in motor. As a result, it can automatically point the telescope to the celestial objects that you select. To ensure detailed planetary viewing, the Meade ETX-80 has a focal length of 400mm for better magnification and two Super Plossl eyepieces to ensure a large field of view. The flip action Barlow lens can also help with magnification. Whether you wish to observe constellations, deep sky objects, or planets, the eyepieces in this model can help produce clear visuals. Not only can the eyepiece design help you view any deep sky object, this Meade telescope can also provide high definition quality optics. It has an included adjustable Optical Tube Assembly, or OTA, which can allow you to customize the scope according to what you're viewing. If you want to observe star clusters, interstellar clouds, nebulae, or galaxies, this tool can help prevent optical aberrations. This tube assembly is fully removable, so you can detach it and then reassemble the tube based on whatever you want to view. Besides incorporating the OTA to adjust scopes, this telescope's achromatic structure can enable multi coated optics for enhanced brightness and detail. This high transmission coating can help create broad scale field views. No matter what type of astro bodies you wish to study, this Meade telescope can make you feel as if you are in a true observatory.You can take a closer look at the universe with the Meade ETX 80mm f/5 refractor telescope. Due to its easy portability, this scope can keep you mobile as you scout out a great location to observe the solar system. Because the scope shows crisp detail, you can use it to view moon craters, Saturn's rings, or Jupiter's moons. There may be no limit to the types of celestial phenomena you can view with this observer.
- Lens Size3.1 in. (80 mm)
- Focal Length15.7 in. (400 mm)
- Optical Diameter3.1 in. (80 mm)
- Optical DesignRefractor
- MountAltazimuth,Double Fork
- Focal Ratiof/5
- Max. Magnificationx 160
- Measurement160 x 80 mm
Most relevant reviews
- chopper06Feb 11, 2015by
Great telescope for the entry level group!
As a entry level telescope the Meade ETX-80 is great choice. It can be used to view long range geographical items and even wildlife. It is also great for viewing of the moon and some of the other larger planets. We used it recently to view Saturn and could make out the coloring markings (barely). I would recommend this telescope for the entry level group or those looking for usage to view landscapes. I live in the Tennessee mountain region and love to use it on my elevated deck.
- nighthawk209Jan 07, 2017by
Etc 80 telescope
Good quality scope computer controls great buy. Thanks
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- jlds2009Sep 03, 2011by
Great Telescope for Price and Experience Level
Great telescope for a beginner like me. I use it with my son and we both love looking at the stars, specially the moon. If you live in the city like me it will be hard to see certain objects, but works perfect in clear and dark skies! So I definitely took this with me when I went out to the country where there is not much light pollution. The Auto Star makes it really easy to align the telescope and keep it align with the object you are trying to view, as the earth rotates, so you don't need to adjust anything as it does it automatically. The Auto Star also has a great feature called "Tonight's Best" and it gives you a guided tour of the sky and the best objects your can see for that night!
- slees.charlApr 12, 2015by
Fantastic scope. Once I viewed the CD and studied the manual and figured it out it was easy to view the stars and planets. Best thing is it does the locating and I do the star gazing. Love it.
- ukbrazilJan 04, 2012by
product of pessima quality I do not indicate many defects of manufactures
product with defect the remote control, does not function said with the salesman blocked it me for no to have some access and responsibility, it does not answer my email is with the product stopped without functions, therefore lives in the brazil and it does not exist I fix ,necessary that ebay helps irresponsible salesman