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ED80 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor with Carbon Fiber Tube - EDT-0806-CF-01

$807.49
SKU EDT-0806-CF-01

Description

The lightweight ED80 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor with Carbon Fiber Tube will reveal 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 with this 80mm Apochromatic Refractor from Explore Scientific’s Carbon Fiber Series.

Offering true diffraction-limited optics and a lightweight yet sturdy carbon fiber optical tube assembly, this high-quality telescope is a perfect grab-and-go instrument for spontaneous stargazing sessions.

Featuring an air-spaced triplet optical design that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, this telescope generates brilliant high-contrast images by combining genuine FCD1 HOYA extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and proprietary EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings on all optical surfaces. In addition to enhancing portability by reducing weight, the use of carbon fiber for the OTA eliminates focus change attributed to shrinking or expansion caused by temperature fluctuations.

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.

Includes 99% reflective diagonal and vixen style dovetail plate.

Specs

Item Number EDT-0806-CF-01
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Limiting Magnitude 12
Resolution 1.45 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 17-inches; 432mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 15-inches; 381mm
Diameter 96mm
Weight 5lb; 2.3kg
Dovetail Vixen

Warranty

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.

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LE Pyxis

I have received LE Pyxs, very good quality, but does not work with Linux.
But I'm in contact with Optec to get the Linux driver.
We'll see later if it works properly.

Excellent Integrated Package

I bought PRISM v.10 Pro for its integrated capabilities. I did not want to have to "bolt together" different software packages to achieve all my objectives. Two weeks after downloading the software the skies cleared and I was able to use my ZWO CMOS camera and focuser mounted onto a Stellarvue 80mm to move all over the sky finding and taking test shots of Messier objects. I am currently working on deepening my knowledge of what the software can do, particularly pointing models and autoguiding. The look of PRISM is a little outdated - others have mentioned this - but when you discover what you can accomplish with this software package this is easily forgotten. The online tutorials work well to get you off and running and phone support is quite good! I look forward to learning a little bit more each day and to achieving high quality imaging.

Looking forward to trying it!

I bought this in anticipation of using it at my summer home. So it is still unwrapped. It did come highly recommended, and the shipping speed was nothing short of miraculous, so I can't wait to get down to work!

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EAGLE3
r.h.
Great device and excellent service.

This is my first experience with Hyperion. I had quick shipping and good service. The eagle is an excellent device for controlling my telescope and camera. It is a powerful pc.

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ECCO
M.R.
Really does the job...

For those who have the Eagle, the ECCO is a great device to monitor and adjust the dew heater. It is very easy to install. You do a short calibration in the advanced settings, be sure the sensor is properly placed, plug in the cables and bingo--all done. Highly recommend it.