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Explore Scientific Instruction Booklet for Triplet Refractors


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. Case, Finder Scope and Mount NOT included.

SKU: ED0806-01
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Explore Scientific Instruction Booklet for Triplet RefractorsCharlie Bates Solar Endorcement

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.

 

FULLY TRANSFERRABLE, UNLIMITED FOREVER WARRANTY!
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.

                                               

 

 MC 11/14

 

 

 

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Specifications

Name Explore Scientific - ED80mm f/6 Classic White "Essential Series" Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Model ED0806-01
UPC 812257014941
Custom Stock Status Available - Ships in 3-5 Days
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

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I have been enjoying this little scope for about 2 months. At star parties it has given great images and is lightweight, compact and easy to transport and get set up. For imaging it works great giving nice widefield images with my Canon XSi DSLR and the ES field flattener. It is a great little scope that doesn't take too much space when going on vacation. Well done, Explore Scientific. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
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What separates this portable apo refractor from the rest is how well made and strong the rack&pinion focuser is for astro imaging and the optics are fantastic! Most crayford focusers at these price levels can't hold camera loads like this and eventually slip. This is also the most compact 80mm apo I've ever seen.
Jim (Posted on 9/1/2015)
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