Meade ETX-80 Observer Telescope with Backpack

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Meade ETX-80 Observer Telescope with Backpack
Item # ME-205002
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  • The Meade ETX-80 Observer Telescope with Backpack is the perfect scope for any beginning astronomer in search of quality, or any astronomer at all who enjoys the great outdoors and desires a highly portable but sophisticated telescope.
  • The Meade ETX-80 Observer Telescope with Backpack comes with two separate high quality eyepieces, a flip function Barlow Lens inbuilt, the AudioStar handbox controller with over 30,000 objects on log, and even more, as well as a deluxe size and quality durable backpack capable of storing the entire telescope and it's accessories!


Meade ETX-80 Observer Telescope with Backpack

The Meade ETX-80 Observer Backpack Version Telescope. It's onboard computer knows the night sky. After a short alignment procedure, your telescope will be ready to take you on a tour of the universe, and you will see more objects in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime! See planets like Saturn and Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more.

This new and improved ETX-80 telescope is truly the ideal choice for any beginning astronomer in search of new and interesting experiences, with it's computerized mount, fast focal ratio, and solid optical quality. The ETX 80 Observer fully equips the modern explorer with a sophisticated, automated and portable telescope. Its dual-purpose design includes a removable OTA that is ideal for both day or night observing and includes exceptional features like AudioStar, GOTO technology, and large 30,000 object database.

The ETX80 Observer comes with a number of features and accessories, including: Backpack for the mount/OTA; AudioStar handbox controller with over 30,000 objects and a built-in speaker; lightweight but sturdy adjustable height tripod; internal flip function Barlow lens to increase the magnification of the eyepiece in use; Flip mirror to let light focus to the rear of the telescope allowing attachment of a camera on the back of the scope; dew shield to prevent dew buildup and block stray light; Multi-coated optics for higher contrast and brighter details; 45 degree roof prism for a more comfortable viewing position; bubble level/compass to make sure your tripod and mount are level; achromatic design to reduce optical aberrations.

Meade Product Number: 205002
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-205002
UPC Code 709942997491
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade ETX
Optical Design Refractor - Achromatic
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - GoTo
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 3.15"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/5
Telescope Focal Length 400mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Highest Useful Magnification 190x
Optical Coatings Multi-Coated
Dew Shield Included? Yes
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) Included 1.25” Super Plössl Eyepieces: 26mm (15x magnification) & 9.7mm (41x magnification)
Optical Tube Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Total Telescope Weight 11.72 lbs
Length of Optical Tube 14.5"
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 3.6"
Tube Color or Finish Meade Gloss Blue
OTA Mount Type Dual Fork Arms
Finder Included Red Dot Finder
CD ROMs Included AutoStar Suite
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Controller Type AudioStar
Objects in Database 30000 Objects
Mount Weight N/A
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
Counterweights Included N/A
Case Included? Yes
Included Items

Included Items

  • Meade 80mm f/5 achromatic refractor on GoTo mount
  • AudioStar Handbox
  • AutoStar Suite Software
  • 9.7mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 45 Degree Erect Prism
  • Red Dot Viewfinder
  • Dew Shield
  • Backpack
  • PECF
  • Adjustable Height Tripod
  • Instructions
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Does the back pack fit the tripod as well
Does the backpack full loaded fit in an airline carry on space?
Would recommend this scope for use with the Daystar Quark solar filter?
I know the OTA is removable. Would it be possible to mount a Coronado Solarmax 60 in the forks without to much trouble?
Can it be used in daytime
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