Explore Scientific ED80 Carbon Fiber Edition Telescope
|The Explore Scientific ED80 Carbon Fiber Edition is an ideal telescope for wide field observing or astro-imaging on a budget. With its 480mm focal length this telescope is capable of producing and incredibly wide five degree true field for either visual observing or astrophotography. The light weight of this instrument is also less taxing on the telescope mount, which can be a key consideration for imaging applications. This telescope is a fine choice for beginning astrophotographers wishing to spend under $1000 on an optical tube. |
About Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractors
When the designers at Explore Scientific set their sights on creating a top-quality apochromatic refractor that anyone would be proud to own, they decided on a traditional air-spaced triplet optical design in a rugged, adjustable lens cell. All materials had to be top-notch, so genuine Hoya extra-low dispersion (ED) Dense Fluor Crown (FCD1) glass was chosen, and then experienced craftsmen shaped and polished the elements that would form the foundation of a high-quality, true APO refractor.
All Explore Scientific Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractors are diffraction-limited at 1/4 wave or better. Special EMD enhanced multi-layer coatings are deposited on all optical surfaces, and the result is bright, high contrast images with virtually no light scatter. Interferometic data on your newly purchased and registered Explore apochromatic refractor is available upon request. Time restrictions apply; please contact Customer Service at Explore Scientific for more information.
While optics are definitely the most important component of any telescope, other features, like the focuser play a crucial role in the design. Below you will find highlights on all of the ingredients used to create Explore Scientific Triplet APO refractors, including a very liberal warranty that speaks volumes about the confidence that Explore Scientific has in these telescopes telescopes!
Explore Air-Spaced Triplet APO Refractor Highlights
Explore STAR Warranty
All Explore Scientific Products sold within North America are covered by a standard one year limited warranty; however, when the new product is registered within 60 days of purchase, it is covered under the Explore STAR Transferable North America Unlimited Lifetime Product Warranty program. The full details of this extended warranty are available here (PDF, opens in separate window.)