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Explore Scientific 80 mm ED APO Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope - EDT-0806-CF-01
SKU: EXS-EDT-0806-CF-01

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Explore Scientific 80 mm ED Carbon Fiber Telescope




  • The Explore Scientific 80 mm ED Telescope now comes with a lighter carbon fiber optical tube that is less impacted by temperature locations when compared to a traditional metal tube.


  • A triplet optical design virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations.


  • A 2" Dual Speed Crayford Focuser allows you to finely tune your focus and is equipped with a tension lock system.



The 80 mm f/6 ED APO carbon fiber telescope from Explore Scientific is a great air-spaced triplet refractor for observing as well as for use in photography of celestial objects. This wide field instrument, utilizing Hoya FCD-1 ED glass, comes equipped with a 99% dielectric-coated 2-inch diagonal and integrated Vixen-style dovetail mount.


Reveal 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 with this 80mm Apochromatic Refractor from Explore Scientific’s Carbon Fiber Series.

Offering true diffraction-limited optics and a lightweight yet sturdy carbon fiber optical tube assembly, this high-quality Explore Scientific 80mm refractor telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for spontaneous stargazing sessions.



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 coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition to enhancing portability by reducing weight, the use of carbon fiber for the 80mm OTA eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations.



Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the Explore 80mm Carbon Fiber is also compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

Description
Description

Explore Scientific 80 mm ED Carbon Fiber Telescope

  • The Explore Scientific 80 mm ED Telescope now comes with a lighter carbon fiber optical tube that is less impacted by temperature locations when compared to a traditional metal tube.

  • A triplet optical design virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations.

  • A 2" Dual Speed Crayford Focuser allows you to finely tune your focus and is equipped with a tension lock system.

The 80 mm f/6 ED APO carbon fiber telescope from Explore Scientific is a great air-spaced triplet refractor for observing as well as for use in photography of celestial objects. This wide field instrument, utilizing Hoya FCD-1 ED glass, comes equipped with a 99% dielectric-coated 2-inch diagonal and integrated Vixen-style dovetail mount.

Reveal 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 with this 80mm Apochromatic Refractor from Explore Scientific’s Carbon Fiber Series.

Offering true diffraction-limited optics and a lightweight yet sturdy carbon fiber optical tube assembly, this high-quality Explore Scientific 80mm refractor telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for spontaneous stargazing sessions.

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 coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition to enhancing portability by reducing weight, the use of carbon fiber for the 80mm OTA eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations.

Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the Explore 80mm Carbon Fiber is also compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.

Specifications
Specifications
Model Number EDT-0806-CF-01
Telescope Series Explore ED Air-Spaced Triplets
Telescope Optical Design Refractor
Refractor Design Apochromat (APO)
Number of Refractor Elements 3
Telescope Aperture 3.15"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/6
Telescope Focal Length (mm) 480
Optical Coatings Explore EMD
Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction N/A
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included? No, Sold Separately
Finder Included? No, Sold Separately
Focuser Style Crayford/Crayford Style
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser Speed Dual Speed
Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 7
Telescope Warranty Period Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Explore Scientific 80 mm ED APO Triplet Carbon Fiber Telescope OTA

  • 10:1 Dual-Speed Crayford Focuser

  • Dew Shield

  • 2" Dielectric Diagonal

  • 2" Compression Ring Eyepiece Holder

  • 1.25" Compression Ring Eyepiece Holder

  • Vixen-style Dovetail Plate

  • Dust Covers

  • Finderscope Base (Finder Not Included)

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