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
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
- 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
- Adjustable Height Tripod
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Anthony P May on Jan 15, 2017 6:37:00 PMI know the OTA is removable. Would it be possible to mount a Coronado Solarmax 60 in the forks without to much trouble?Question by: Mike on Jun 8, 2017 5:52:00 PMGood afternoon and thanks for asking. I'm afraid that combination isn't possible. The mounting base isn't compatible with standard V or D size bars that a Coronado would use. The other issue is that if it were possible to attach the scope, it would only be usable at very low Sun altitudes. The scope tube would impact the mount base in very short order. We do have other solutions here at OPT. Give us a call.Answer by: Charles Walker (Admin) on Jun 19, 2017 4:25:00 PM
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