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The perfect on the go and campground observatory, ideal for camping, hiking, picnics, the beach, vacations, or any other time you want to connect with nature and the universe. Lunar craters by the hundreds, cloud belts on Jupiter, and Saturn's rings as just the beginning of what can be seen.
This 80mm (3.1") refracting type telescope features a focal length of 400mm (f/5) with multi-coated optics for great image brightness. The ETX-80 has several unique and useful standard features including an internal flip function Barlow lens to increase the magnification of the eyepiece in use, and an internal flip mirror for mounting a camera at the rear of the telescope.
Includes a Meade #494 AutoStar Handbox with over 1400 object library, an internal time chip, full height adjustable length aluminum tripod, AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software and Instructional DVD, internal battery pack for six (user supplied) AA batteries, combination compass/bubble level, thread on dew shield, heavy duty nylon type backpack and two Series 4000 1.25 Super Plössl Eyepieces (9.7mm and 26mm) for magnifications of 15X and 41X without use of the Barlow.
Detailed Specifications Model / Part Number: ETX-80AT-TC BB / 0805-04-20
Optical Design: Refractor
Optical Diameter: 80mm (3.15")
Focal Length, Focal Ratio: 400mm, f/5
Mounting Type: Fork type; double tine
Maximum Practical Visual Power: 275X
Optical Tube Dimensions (diameter x length): 3.6" x 14.5"
Eyepiece (1.25"): Super Plössl 9.7mm and 26mm
Barlow Lens: Built-in flip Barlow
RA and Dec. Motor Drive Systems: 12V DC servo motors w/encoders
Slow-Motion Controls: Electric, 9-speed; both axes
AutoStar® Controller: #494 Included
Planetarium Software and Instructional DVD: Included
Batteries (user-supplied): 6 x AA
Battery Life (approx.): 20 hrs.
Accessories: Deluxe backpack, image erecting prism