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Explore Scientific - ED80 Classic White "Essential Series" Air Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Telescope - DISCONTINUED


Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Explore Scientific


This is a discontinued item. We recommend the newer version of the Explore Scientific ED80 White Essential Series Apochromatic Refractor as a replacement.

Explore Scientific ED80 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor - Essential Series


Package includes:

  • ED 80 Classic White "Essential Series" f/6 Air Spaced Triplet OTA
  • Two-Speed Rack and Pinion Focuser
  • Cradle Rings with Handle
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail
  • Explore Finder Scope BASE installed on scope
  • ---Finder Scope, Case and Diagonal are NOT included!


The Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO telescope made Wired Magazine's Wish List for cool gifts and is a perfect instrument for demanding wide field observing and astrophotography.

Rugged and portable, the Explore ED80 Triplet is a true three-element apochromatic telescope capable of producing research-level image quality. Dr. Mike Reynolds used this telescope to make the first ever images of shadow bands on clouds during the total eclipse of the sun over Easter Island on July 11, 2010.

In addition to fine optical quality, the deluxe 2-speed 10:1 focuser, 99% dielectric 2" diagonal, and case make this telescope an extreme value!

 Explore ED80 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Highlights…

  • The Explore ED80 Essential Edition telescope comes with a white aluminum tube with black accents.
  • Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Apochromatic Triplets have true APO optic and are diffraction limited at .25PV or better
  • Genuine ED glass from Hoya Japan is used on all ED APO Triplets at Explore, for superb quality and light throughput
  • Enhanced Multi-Layer Coatings (EMD) are deposited on optical elements to boost contrast and eliminate light scatter; and contrast is further enhanced with the installation of matte black knife-edge baffles in the optical tube assembly.
  • While refractors seldom require additional collimation after initial factory adjustment, the lens cell design allows for consumer collimation. Sending your ED80 Triplet off to the factory is always an option, but is not required.
  • 80mm models come with a heavy-duty 2" dual-speed rotatable focuser, included 2 draw tube extensions.
  • The included 2" diagonal has a precision-polished mirror with enhanced 99% dielectric coatings. A 1.25" compression ring adapter is part of this package.
  • To attach your Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Triplet telescope to a variety of mounts, we have included the "Vixen-style" dovetail. The "Vixen-style" plate fits mounts made by Explore, Meade, Celestron, Vixen & others.
  • All Explore Scientific products come with a STAR Extended-Life-of-the-Product Warranty. Upon registration, this product will be under warranty for as long as it is manufactured, plus five years.


Additional Information

Name Explore Scientific - ED80 Classic White "Essential Series" Air Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Telescope - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Model ED0806-00
Discountinued Yes
Custom Stock Status Out of Stock
Warranty Explore STAR Transferrable Unlimited Lifetime Product Warranty