Meade ETX-80 Observer Telescope with Backpack
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The ultra-portable Meade ETX-80AT-TC Astro Telescope with AutoStar is perfect for travel or adventures in your own backyard. It's ideal for camping, hiking, picnics, the beach, vacations, or any other time you want to connect with nature and the Universe.
The smallest Meade ETX has big advantages
If aperture is so important, why buy the Meade ETX-80AT-TC Astro Telescope with AutoStar? Besides its low cost, this is simply a great telescope. Unlike the rest of the Meade ETX line, it is a refractor. To you, this means an ultra-lightweight, portable telescope with just the right amount of aperture to see hundreds of the brightest astronomy targets in all their glory. It's the perfect scope for daytime birding and nature watching, too.
Large aperture telescopes are awesome, but how likely are you to lug them out to your favorite dark sky location? Remember, more aperture lets you see fainter objects. In a different way, so does getting away from the city lights. You can study craters on the Moon, see the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter, plus a myriad of galaxies, nebulas, double stars, star clusters, you name it.
Meade AutoStar shows you the Universe
Meade's brainy AutoStar computer solves the stargazer’s two biggest challenges in navigating the heavens with a computerized telescope: aligning the telescope with the night sky and finding celestial phenomena in the vast starry firmament. Right out of the box, with a simple initialization, AutoStar makes finding the sky’s elusive jewels virtually as easy as pushing a few buttons.
The AutoStar computer controller automatically guides your telescope to over 1,400 objects. View planets, stars, galaxies, and nebulae all at the push of a button. Don’t know what to see on a particular night? Don’t worry. Just select the Meade's “Tonight’s Best” tour and AutoStar will automatically take you on a guided tour of the best planets, stars, nebulae, and other objects out that particular night. Want to know more about what you’re looking at? The LCD display teaches you about what you’re viewing with details like distance, temperature, mass, and historical information. AutoStar is your guide to the Universe.
The Meade ETX-80 has these advanced features as standard equipment:
- A built-in Barlow lens flips into position when needed. This highly desirable feature provides more power per eyepiece when studying lunar and planetary surface features.
- A bubble-level/compass is provided to make initialization faster and easier.
- A sturdy, adjustable, aluminum tripod keeps the telescope stable.
- You'll get two premium four-element 1.25 inch Super Plössl eyepieces, and with the built-in Barlow, that means you'll have a choice of four magnifications right out of the box.
- Bonus! AutoStar Suite Astronomer Software on DVD for PC, now with instructional DVD.
- Connect the Meade ETX-80 to your camera for more fun with optional accessories.
Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software on DVD + Instructional Video
AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition software will help you learn the night sky. It displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies, and nebulae. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing sessions. It operates on any Windows-based PC.
With all of these features, you'll be engaged with the world around and above you in ways you never thought possible. The Meade ETX-80AT-TC Astro Telescope with AutoStar packs a lot of knowledge into your brain. Don't miss out on seeing your world.
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.
Meade ETX-80 Telescope, internal flip Barlow lens, Meade 494 AutoStar Controller, full-height adjustable aluminum tripod, AutoStar Suite Astronomer DVD, 9.7mm 1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece, 26mm 1.25" Super Plossl Eyepiece
Dimensions & Specifications
3.15" or 80mm
9.7mm and 26mm Super Plossl - 1.25”
OTA Outer Diameter:
AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition
Objects in Database:
Runs on 8 User Supplied AA Batteries
DocumentationDownload Meade ETX-80 Instruction Manual
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1-year limited manufacturer's warranty
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