If you've ever wanted to explore the solar prominences that unfurl from the sun's fiery disc or the black pools of sunspots on its surface, the ED80 from Explore Scientific is the telescope for you. Likewise, the ED80 is the perfect scope to start exploring the infinite possibilities inherent in astrophotography or spotting birds in wildlife preserves. It can even supplement your collection of photography lenses. The ED80 is truly a versatile telescope that opens a world of exploration.
Small enough to make it easy to transport (perfect for the Airstream!), the ED80 sets up in a matter of minutes. The superior, low-dispersion glass that reveals details without compromise. The ED80 reveals celestial wonders like the desolate beauty of the lunar terrain, the serene structure of Saturn’s rings or the brightest deep sky treasures of the Messier catalog.
Offering true diffraction-limited optics with genuine HOYA FCD1 ED glass, the ED80 is the perfect size to encourage spontaneous stargazing sessions, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies.
With an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings on all optical surfaces.
Although it is a standout telescope on its own, the 80mm also is compact enough to mount on a larger telescope, which can add versatility to your astrophotography experience by separating the guiding and imaging duties.
With a telescope, eyepieces, and a mount (sometimes called a tripod), this packages includes six items to get you started:
While the ED80 is perfect for solar viewing, proper solar filters (sold separately) are required. Please call Explore Scientific customer service at 866.252.3811 for more information if you're interested in solar viewing.