Explore Scientific


Explore Scientific Essential Series 80mm f/6 Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor Telescope

The ED80 Essential Series Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor is a perfect choice for viewing celestial objects 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 by using HOYA FCD1 ED glass, the ED80 is the perfect telescope to satisfy the urge of spontaneous stargazing sessions and is the perfect grab-and-go instrument for exploring the skies.

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.


  • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass
  • Triplet apochromatic lenses eliminate chromatic and spherical aberrations for true color rendition and without distortion across the entire field of view
  • Proprietary anti-reflection EMD enhanced multicoatings on all optics
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate is compatible with any alt-az or equatorial mount with a Vixen-style saddle
Type Refractor
Lens Type Apochromat
Focal Lenght 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Weight 5.95lbs
Limiting Magnitude 12
Resolution 1.45 arcsec
Tube Length w/ Dew Shield 18.5"
Diameter 85mm
Mount type Vixen
Mount included No