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Meade 80 mm ETX-80AT-TC - Refractor Telescope Package - 0805-04-21
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Meade 80 mm ETX-80AT-TC Refractor Telescope Package

The Meade ETX 80AT-TC Telescope delivers more light-gathering then the Meade ETX 70 for increased image brightness and greater detail. The Meade ETX 80AT-TC shows moon craters by the hundreds, cloud belts on Jupiter, and Saturn's rings are just the beginning of what can be seen with the Meade ETX-80AT TC Go To Computer Telescope 0805-04-21.

The brainy AutoStar computer of the Meade ETX-80AT TC solves the stargazer's two biggest challenges in navigating the heavens with a computer telescope: aligning the telescope with the night sky and finding celestial phenomenon in the vast starry firmament. Right out of the box with a simple initialization, AutoStar of the Meade ETX-80AT TC Go To Computer Telescope 0805-04-21 makes finding the sky's elusive jewels virtually as easy as pushing a few buttons. Observe land or over 1400 sky objects in stunning high resolution, and learn about the sky with Meade's extensive astro-library in the Meade ETX-80AT TC Go To Computer Telescope 0805-04-21.

#494 AutoStar Computer Controller Details:

The AutoStar computer controller of the Meade ETX-80AT-TC automatically guides your telescope to over 1400 objects. View planets, stars, galaxies, and nebulas all at the push of a button. Don't know what to see on a particular night? Don't worry. Just select the Tonight's Best tour and AutoStar will automatically take you on a guided tour of the best planets, stars, nebulas and other objects out that particular night. Want to know more about what you're looking at? The LCD display teaches you about what you're viewing with details like distance, temperature, mass, and historical information. AutoStar is your guide to the universe.

Meade ETX-80AT-TC Refractor Telescope Features:

  • A built-in Barlow lens flips into position when needed; This highly desirable feature provides more power when studying lunar and planetary surface features

  • An internal Time Chip (TC) keeps precise factory calibrated time and date

  • A Bubble-level/ Compass is provided to make initialization faster and easier

  • Now includes two premium 4-element 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (SP9.7 mm, SP26 mm) offering comfortable long eye-relief and an expansive wide visual field

  • Bonus: AutoStar Suite Astronomer Software on DVD for PC, now with instructional DVD

Meade ETX-80AT-TC Refractor Telescope Specifications:

  • Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor

  • Clear Aperture: 80 mm (3.15")

  • Focal Length and Focal Ratio: 400 mm, f/5

  • Maximum Practical Visual Power: 275x

  • Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length): 3.6" dia x 14.5"

  • Included Eyepieces: 9.7 mm and 26 mm Super Plossl Eyepieces

  • Built-in 2x flip Barlow

  • Dual-fork Arm Mount

  • Dual-axis drive motors with 9 slew speeds

  • Includes AutoStar #494 computerized hand controller
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