Meade ETX 80

Meade ETX 80

ETX 80 Details

As well as the ETX Premier Edition range, Meade also produce the ETX-80 AT-TC Go To Computer Telescope. Although the little brother of the Premier Editon range this 80 mm telescope will still enable the user to view the moon and planets in detail.

The ETX 80 sports Meade's AutoStar computer enabling the user to find any night sky object easily once the telescope has been aligned. The AutoStar computer holds over 1400 objects in its database such as galaxies and nebulas and well as planets and stars.


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  • Built-in Barlow lens
  • Internal Time Chip
  • Bubble-level/Compass
  • Two premium 4-element 1.25" Super Pl�ssl eyepieces (SP9.7mm, SP26mm)
  • AutoStar Suite Astronomer Software on DVD
SpecificationsETX-80 AT-TC
Optical DesignAchromatic Refractor
Clear Aperture80mm (3.15")
Focal Length Focal Ratio400mm f/5
Maximum Practical Visual Power275X
Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length)3.6" x 14.5"
Eyepiece(s)Super Pl�ssl 9.7mm and 26mm
Barlow LensBuilt-in flip Barlow
Telescope MountingFork type; double tine
RA and Dec. Motor Drive Systems12V DC servo motors w/encoders
Slow-Motion ControlsElectric, 9-speed; both axes
Batteries (user-supplied)6 x AA
Battery Life (approx.)20 hrs.

An independant review of the Meade ETX 80 at Cloudy Nights