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Meade ETX80 Observer
Ultra-portable telescope for astronomy and terrestrial use
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands please contact us.
Meade ETX80 Observer
  • Achromatic Refractor
  • Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Length: 400mm (f/5)
  • Multicoated Optics
  • Removable Optical Tube
  • Barlow Lens: Built-in flip Barlow
  • AudioStar Handbox
  • Eyepieces: Super Plössl 9.7mm and 26mm
  • Dew shield included
  • Compass included
  • Backpack
  • Meade SKU: 205002
  • 1 year UK warranty
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Meade ETX80 Observer
Package includes:
  • Meade ETX 80mm (3.15") optical tube, 400mm f/5.
  • Fork-type motorised mount and tripod.
  • AudioStar Ηandbox.
  • 9.7mm & 26mm Super Plossl eyepieces.
  • Compass.
  • Dew shield.
  • Backpack.
  • Software DVD.
Order No. Price (inc_VAT) Shipping Delivery click button to purchase
MED205002 £ 299.00 £ 0.00
Delivery information: Typically, this item is delivered within 3 business days.
Meade ETX Observer
User Manual (PDF)
Meade & Coronado
catalogue (PDF)

Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX Observer continues that legacy.

Starting your astronomy journey with an ETX80 is the perfect choice. Take your 80mm lens and enjoy close-up views of land and celestial objects anytime, anywhere. Packing your telescope and tripod at a moment’s notice is a breeze with the comfortable and durable backpack.

The ETX80 Observer fully equips the modern explorer with a sophisticated, automated and portable telescope. Its dual-purpose design includes a removable OTA that is ideal for both day or night observing and includes exceptional features like AudioStar, GOTO technology, and large 30,000 object database.
Meade ETX80 Observer
Super Plossl eyepieces and compass are included as standard.

It’s perfect for daytime observing during camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. Night-sky stargazing is made fun, easy and educational. With the ETX80, you’ll see planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae with the push of a button.

Meade ETX Observer
Meade ETX90 Observer (left) and Meade ETX80 Observer (right).

The ETX80 Observer comes with a number of features and accessories, including:
  • Backpack for the mount/OTA.
  • AudioStar handbox controller with over 30,000 objects and a built-in speaker.
  • Lightweight but sturdy tripod.
  • Internal flip function Barlow lens to increase the magnification of the eyepiece in use.
  • Flip mirror to let light focus to the rear of the telescope allowing attachment of a camera on the back of the scope.
  • Dew shield to prevent dew buildup and block stray light.
  • Multi-coated optics for higher contrast and brighter details.
  • 45 degree roof prism for a more comfortable viewing position.
  • Bubble level/compass to make sure your tripod and mount are level.
  • Achromatic design to reduce optical aberrations.
Meade ETX80 Observer
Backpack included.

Specifications ETX80 Observer
Meade SKU 205002
Clear Aperture 80mm (3.15")
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings Multi-Coated
Focal Length 400mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 1.45 arc-seconds
Viewfinder Red Dot
Eyepiece(s) Two 1.25” Super Plössl Eyepieces:
26mm (15x magnification), 9.7mm (41x magnification)
Barlow Internal Flip-Function 2x Barlow
Dovetail Vixen-Style
Dew Shield Yes
Mount Type Fork type; double-tine
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Tripod Lightweight Aluminium Tripod
Time Chip Yes
Software Planetarium software on DVD
Assembled Product Weight 5.3 kg (11.72 lbs)

We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to change without notice.

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