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Explore Scientific Essential ED80 Triplet APO Refractor - ES-ED0806-01

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SKU: EXS-ES-ED0806-01

The Explore Scientific 80 mm Triplet ED APO Refractor has been discontinued and replaced by the Explore Scientific 80 mm Triplet ED APO Refractor with hybrid finder scope base. If you'd like some advice on choosing the best [product genre] to meet your needs, please don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-266-9590 or send an email. We are happy to help!

Explore Scientific 80 mm Triplet ED APO Refractor w/ Accessories

This Explore Scientific refractor is an apochromatic telescope that will assist you in your adventures through the night sky. Whether you are looking to explore the structure of Saturn's rings or the Moon's surface, this refractor will help you spot those bright deep sky objects.

The Explore Scientific ED80 APO Triplet is a f/6 80mm telescope is great for observing as well as for use in astrophotography. The air-spaced triplet design helps eliminate chromatic aberrations so observers can have images that are free of distortion and have true color rendition. That, coupled with the use of Hoya ED glass and proprietary EMD enhanched multi-layer deposition coatings, users can be assured that this telescope will give crisp, high-contrast views.

Due to its compact size, this telescope can even be mounted on other larger telescopes to give a more versatile observation setup. In addition, the included dovetail foot will fit Explore Scientific mounts, Vixen mounts, and Meade LXD55/75 mounts.

It comes equipped with a 99% dielectric-coated 2" diagonal. The focuser, a 10:1 dual speed Crayford style focuser, comes complete with adjustable tension and a locking mechanism.

The body of the Explore Scientific refractor is constructed from aluminum and stainless steel. After construction, it was given an aesthetically pleasing white finish.


  • Aperture - 80 mm
  • Focal Length - 480 mm
  • Focal Ratio - f/6
  • Resolving Power - 1.45 arcsecond
  • Coatings - EMD(Enhanced Multilayer Deposition)
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude - 12
  • Maximum Practical Visual Power - 315x
  • Lowest Useful Visual Power - 12x
  • Tube Diameter - 85 mm
  • Tube Outside Diameter - 91 mm
  • Dew Shield Diameter - 127 mm
  • Tube Length - 475 mm (incl. dew shield)
  • Optical Tube Assembly Weight - 7.5 lb