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Meade ETX 80 Observer Telescope Bundle - 205002-BUN1
Meade ETX 80 Observer Telescope Bundle
with 13-Piece Eyepiece and Filter Set, 12V Portable Battery & DC Cable
Should any of your bundle items be unavailable to ship with your telescope, we will notify you via email with the option to ship them separately as soon as they become available at no additional cost to you.
Pack it up and GO! Do you want a portable telescope that will do just about everything? The Meade 80mm ETX Observer can be used for astronomy as well as daytime terrestrial viewing, and if you add a safe solar filter (covering the front lens) you can even watch eclipses and see sunspots cross our nearest star! The ETX 80 Observer is also computerized and will take you to thousands of objects with the push of a button, and then tell you about some of the highlights through the Meade AudioStar controller. High Point Scientific has bundled the ETX 80 with extra accessories that will really increase your enjoyment of this telescope!
- 13-Piece 1.25" Eyepiece and Filter Kit includes five Plossl 1.25” eyepieces, a 2X Barlow lens, and a set of colored filters for planetary viewing! All items are safely stored in an ease-to-carry accessory case! Since you already get two eyepieces with the Meade ETX 80 Observer, you will have a total of seven (7) eyepieces to view through, and because the 2X Barlow doubles the magnification of any 1.25" eyepiece, that means you will have an astounding 14 different magnifications to choose from!
- We have also included the Celestron 7AH 12V Rechargeable Power Supply with the Meade ETX 80 Observer Bundle. Now you don't have to use up your AA batteries whenever you want to observe. Just plug the included Meade 607 DC power cable into the telescope and the charged power supply, place the battery under your tripod legs, and observe the universe to your heart's content!
About the Meade ETX 80 Observer Telescope...
- The Meade ETX 80 Observer is a computerized 3.15” f/5 achromatic refractor telescope that will show you the Moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects with the touch of a button!
- The Meade AudioStar hand controller guides you to over 30,000 objects and can tell you about a wide range of celestial delights through its built-in speaker!
- The 80 mm telescope tube can be easily removed from the fork arms, allowing you to mount the OTA elsewhere if you choose
- The ETX 80 Observer includes a 26 mm and 9.7 mm Super Plossl eyepiece for 15X and 41X magnification, and a built-in flip function Barlow lens to double the magnification of any eyepiece when you want
- A Red Dot Viewfinder comes standard to help you aim the scope
- The ETX 80 package includes a 45º Roof Prism Diagonal and Removable Dew Shield to create a comprehensive viewing experience
- Store your ETX 80 Observer (sans tripod) in the included backpack and you’ll be ready to take your telescope anywhere!
- The tripod has some unique features, such as a hook at the bottom of the central column to hold extra weight for more stability, a holder for the AudioStar controller, and a spreader bar that can hold eyepieces and other barreled accessories
Starting your astronomy journey with the Meade ETX 80 telescope is a smart move. Take advantage of 3.15” of aperture to enjoy close-up views of the solar system and celestial objects anytime, anywhere. Packing your ETX 80 Observer at a moment’s notice is a breeze with the included backpack
The Meade ETX 80 Observer fully equips the modern explorer with a sophisticated, automated and portable telescope. Its dual-purpose design includes a removable OTA and includes exceptional features like AudioStar, GOTO technology, and a large 30,000 object database. It’s a perfect scope to accompany you during camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. Daytime explorations and night-sky stargazing is fun, easy and educational. With the Meade ETX 80, you’ll see planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae at the push of a button.
A portable but stable tripod is included in this travel telescope package. Tripod features include a hook to hang extra weight for an increase in stability during windy conditions. A custom backpack comes with this Meade ETX 80 package. Store your telescope and accessories inside, and strap on your back to make on-the-go observations easy. This super portable, super powerful telescope is ready to go at a moment’s notice, a cinch to set up, and a blast to use!
Meade ETX 80 Observer Specifications
- Clear Aperture: 80mm
- Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor
- Focal Length: 400 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/5
- Resolving Power: 1.45 arc-seconds
- Viewfinder: Red Dot
- Eyepieces: 1.25” Super Plossl Eyepieces: 26mm (15x) and 9.7mm (41x)
- Barlow: Internal Flip-Function 2X Barlow
- Dovetail: Vixen-Style
- Mount Type: Fork type; double-tine
- Hand Controller: AudioStar™
- Object Database : 30,000 objects
- Tripod: Lightweight Aluminum
- Time Chip: Yes
- Assembled Product Weight: 11.72 lb.
About the 13-Piece 1.25" Filter and Eyepiece Kit*
This eyepiece and filter kit is an amazing deal and will allow you to match your telescope’s magnification to different types of celestial objects, such as the Moon, the planets, brighter compact deep-sky objects such as star clusters and larger, more diffuse objects like galaxies and nebulae. Use any of your eyepieces alone, or pair them with the included 2X Barlow to double the magnification! Not counting any eyepieces you receive as standard equipment with your telescope, that means you will have ten (10) magnifications to choose from!
You will also receive six filters to use while viewing the planets. It takes some experimentation, but different colored filters will make details on a planet’s surface or cloud structure more prominent. These glass filters have threaded aluminum cells that screw onto the bottom of any of the eyepieces in this kit, as well as other 1.25” eyepieces you purchase later. Before long, you will know exactly which filter to use to more easily see, for instance, the polar ice caps on Mars or storms in the cloud structure of Jupiter.
All of the eyepieces and filters in this kit come stored in an aluminum case. Inside you will find protective foam that cushions your astronomy accessories. The case may be silver or black, it all depends on our availability at the time, but either way, you will find that there is some extra room for more telescope eyepieces, filters, or other small accessories.
Please Note: The brand of the eyepiece & filter kit you receive will depend upon availability. Rest assured that you will receive five (5) 1.25 eyepieces, a 2X 1.25” Barlow lens and six (6) 1.25” filters in an aluminum case, however, the focal lengths of the eyepieces and the color of the filters, while all of similar quality, will vary slightly, and the aluminum case will be either silver or black. The pictures shown are representative of the number and type of accessories you will receive in the case, but the styling of the eyepieces and filter colors may vary.
About the Celestron 12-Volt, 7 Amp Portable Power Tank
Now you can take your telescope anywhere with the portable, rechargeable Celestron Power Tank power supply. Whether you have a computerized telescope or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind -- this model is packed with useful features. Not only useful for setting up and powering your scope, this telescope power supply can also be useful as an emergency roadside accessory as it includes an emergency light, and booster terminals in place to start weak car batteries.
- 7-amp hour
- Two 12V output cigarette lighter ports
- Built-in (2) USB ports for charing portable devices
- Built-in flashlight with red filter cap
- Energy efficient LED spotlight
- Booster terminal on rear side
- Built-in Circuit Breaker for safety
- Cigarette lighter adapter included
- 110 V/220 V switchable universal AC adapter included
About the Meade #607 12 VDC Power Cord
Use this 12VDC Power Cord to power your Meade ETX 90/105/125AT, LX10, LX90, or LX200GPS telescopes in the field by connecting it to the Celestron Power Tank or a 12 VDC automobile cigarette lighter socket. This cord is 25 ft in length, and includes a standard automobile cigarette lighter plug on one end, and the required DC power plug for your Meade telescope on the other.