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Explore Scientific Essential Series Aluminum 80mm f/6 APO Triplet

Explore Scientific Essential Series Aluminum 80mm f/6 APO Triplet Refractor Telescope

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  • $84999

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Estimated Arrival: Between Dec 08 and Dec 10. * ETA for US orders only.


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The air-spaced triplet design of this Essential Series refractor offers true apochromatic optics, perfect for deep sky viewing and astrophotography. At the same time, the rugged, adjustable-lens cell is sized to encourage portability and frequent exploration of the skies.

Quality Optics:

The triple element optical design achieves vivid, high contrast images by incorporating genuine extra-low diffusion (ED) glass from Hoya Japan, which is treated with proprietary EMD multi-layer coating to eliminate light scatter and increase durability.

Two-Speed Rack and Pinion Focuser:

The outstanding optics of this machine will compel you to push the magnification on clear nights. In such situations you will appreciate the ability to finely adjust the focus of celestial objects.

Included in the Box:

This machine comes with a star diagonal mirror for ease of viewing. Also included is a 'vixen style' dovetail base, compatible with mounts made by Explore, Meade, Celestron, Vixen and more. The body is equipped with a base for an Explore Finder Scope, which is sold separately.

Specifications:

 Item Number ES-ED0806-01
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Limiting Magnitude 12
Resolution 1.45 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 18.5"; 475mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 15"; 381mm
Diameter 85mm
Weight 5.95 lb; 2.7 kg
Dovetail Vixen
 

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

The air-spaced triplet design of this Essential Series refractor offers true apochromatic optics, perfect for deep sky viewing and astrophotography. At the same time, the rugged, adjustable-lens cell is sized to encourage portability and frequent exploration of the skies.

Quality Optics:

The triple element optical design achieves vivid, high contrast images by incorporating genuine extra-low diffusion (ED) glass from Hoya Japan, which is treated with proprietary EMD multi-layer coating to eliminate light scatter and increase durability.

Two-Speed Rack and Pinion Focuser:

The outstanding optics of this machine will compel you to push the magnification on clear nights. In such situations you will appreciate the ability to finely adjust the focus of celestial objects.

Included in the Box:

This machine comes with a star diagonal mirror for ease of viewing. Also included is a 'vixen style' dovetail base, compatible with mounts made by Explore, Meade, Celestron, Vixen and more. The body is equipped with a base for an Explore Finder Scope, which is sold separately.

Specifications:

 Item Number ES-ED0806-01
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Limiting Magnitude 12
Resolution 1.45 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 18.5"; 475mm
Tube Length w/out Dew Shield 15"; 381mm
Diameter 85mm
Weight 5.95 lb; 2.7 kg
Dovetail Vixen
 

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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This shroud covers it all.

This shroud blocks out all of the light trespass in my area. It has two slots for the eyepiece and the finder scope. A must have item for this instrument.

Nicely emersive experience.

This lens has me looking into more 2" eyepieces from the same series. The views are amazing and Crystal clear. Literally room to stretch out the eyes.
Ring Nebula is so beautiful through this lens, truly breathtaking.

Fast, reliable, spot on customer service.

I have been in the market for an Ultralight 12" Dobsonian telescope. Ryan helped me with useful information on Explore Scientific telescope. What an amazing purchase. A high quality instrument and a dream come true for collimation. Great company, great scope.

Coming equipped with two decent eyepieces and an adapter is nice. Will upgrade to a 2" eyepiece one day, but not in the budget right now. Thanks to Ryan for help with ordering.

Easy

I'm enjoying the telescope very much. It's not too hard to assemble, although very slowly the first time.