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Explore Scientific - ED80mm f/6 Classic White "Essential Series" Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor


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Explore Scientific ED80mm f/6 Classic White "Essential Series" Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor


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Explore Scientific ED80mm f/6 Classic White "Essential Series" Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor



This 80mm f/6 ED Apochromatic triplet is an air-spaced triplet refractor telescope for observing and photography of celestial objects. Instrument utilizing Hoya ED glass, comes equipped with a 99% dielectric-coated 2-inch diagonal.

  • Focal Length: 480mm
  • Resolving Power: 1.45 arc seconds
  • Coatings: EMD™
  • Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 12
  • Focuser: 2-Speed Rack and Pinion




Includes 2-speed rack and pinion focuser, 99% diagonal, vixen style dovetail. Case, Finder Scope and Mount NOT included.

Each ED APO is serial numbered and if registered within 60 days is protected with the Explore STAR Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.


The Critical Element: Optics

Explore Scientific uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) FCD1 (Dense Fluor Crown) glass developed and manufactured by Hoya Optical of Japan. Using the right glass with the appropriate properties enables the production of lenses that offer superior sharpness and color correction.

The optics used in Explore Scientific ED Air-Spaced Triplet refractors are truly diffraction-limited at .25PV or better. As a privilege of ownership, those who wish to obtain a copy of their interferometric data can request it up to 90 days after registration of their ED Triplet telescope by contacting the Explore Scientific Customer Service Department.



 2" 99% Reflective Dielectric-Coated Diagonal

The purpose of a diagonal is to securely hold your eyepiece and to give you a comfortable viewing angle.

Provided as standard equipment, Explore Scientific's 2", 99% Reflective, Dielectric-Coated Diagonal incorporates a light-weight, one-piece diagonal body that securely cradles the precision polished diagonal flat mirror, insuring precision alignment.





EMD Coatings

EMD (Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition) Coatings eliminates light scatter and maintains high image contrast. This proprietary coating is applied to all Explore Scientific lenses in multiple layers for added durability.

Contrast is further enhanced by the installation of multiple baffles in the optical tube that mask and deflect unwanted stray light.


EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC branded products are under warranty forever, and this warranty is transferrable from owner-to-owner as long as the product is registered with EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC.
This Transferrable Unlimited Lifetime Warranty covers any problem no matter what the cause. In addition, this new warranty supersedes and is retroactive for EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC branded products that are already serving in the field, provided they are registered with us.
That means that no matter what the cause of the problem, no matter if you are the second or the 20th owner, we will take care of your EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC branded product without any repair or replacement fees.  For more info watch the following video by  Mr.Scott Roberts, Founder of Explore Scientific.



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Additional Information

Name Explore Scientific - ED80mm f/6 Classic White "Essential Series" Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Model ED0806-01
Manufacturer Part No ED0806-01
Telescope Aperture 3.1" - 4"
Aperture 3.1"
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Focuser Two-speed Rack and Pinion Focuser
Highest Useful Magnification 160x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 12
Optical Coatings Explore EMD
Optical Design Refractor
Optical tube diameter 85mm
Optical Tube Length 18.5" w/ dew shield; 15" w/out dew shield
Resolution 1.45 arc seconds
Star Diagonal 2" Star Diagonal
Tripod None
Warranty Explore STAR Transferrable Unlimited Lifetime Product Warranty