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This Meade ETX80 AT Observatory 80mm refractor kit normally sells for £399.90 but we have this super Special Edition version for just £309.99 inc UK p&p!
Fabulous complete astronomy starter kit featuring the amazing fully computerised Meade ETX80 high-technology 70mm robotic refractor including the special edition accessory pack worth £97 completely FREE!.
Complete Observatory kit!
This amazing instrument comes with everything you need to discover the fascinating hobby of astronomy!
Click the link below to see our informative video presentation on the brilliant Meade ETX 80 telescope kit:
Video demonstration of the ETX 80 telescope
Included in the special edition kit:
80mm ETX robotic telescope
2 high performance eyepieces
Built-in 2x Barlow lens - for high power viewing at the turn of a knob!
Autostar computer handset
Full-height tripod with bubble level and eyepiece storage racks
Full rucksack storage and carry-case
45 degree Amici Erecting Prism for perfect terrestrial observations - just like a spotting-scope!
Screw-on dew and sun shield
Illustrated instructions and set of batteries
This stunning telescope package will give you amazing views of the Moon, planets, stars and nebulae, and what´s more - it´ll show you nearly 1471 such objects from your own back-garden at the merest touch of a button! And if that's not enough - it'll show you perfect, fully corrected, close-up views of birds in your garden just 5m away or ships on the horizon 10 miles away!
Finds objects in the night sky automatically!
The Meade ETX80 Observatory Special Edition has a fully computer controlled mounting with two ultra high-precision motors (like the ones used in the most sophisticated colour ink-jet printers, only more powerful) that work in synchronization with the Autostar electronic brain and steer the telescope to any object in the sky that you select from the illuminated handset. It automatically compensates for the constant rotation of the Earth so that the object (planet, galaxy etc) appears stationary in the eyepiece and allows you to study it in detail.
We know this might sound too good to be true, but it really is like having the brain and knowledge of Patrick Moore or Carl Sagan built in to the telescope, ready to dispense tireless expertise every time you want it! And if you think it sounds almost too simple and will take away the fun of finding out and learning about the universe for yourself: think again. The best way to learn about almost anything is with the aid of an expert and patient teacher. The Meade ETX80 is just that, a PhD-caliber teacher that will let you and your family learn at your leisure and have great fun doing it.
If you´ve always wanted a top quality telescope for terrestrial and astronomy observation but were worried about the challenge of finding the things you want to see in the night sky, then the ultra portable fully robotic Meade ETX80 AT with it's advanced computer brain is the ideal scope.
With its pre-assembled, full height adjustable tripod the ETX80 Special Edition can be up and ready to use in a matter of minutes. Best of all, unlike other telescopes, for ultra quick setup it can be used on a patio table or window sill as it does not require the tripod to be used.
The unique Autostar alignment technology makes aligning and setting up a breeze.
A wonderful first-time astronomical scope, the Meade ETX80 Special Edition can also be used as a great, land-based spotting telescope with the included 45 degree Amici prism erect-image diagonal.
Meade ETX80 AT SE features
Autostar Handset Reliable patented Autostar computer-control technology is the brains of the scope and knows the location of 1471 of the sky's best targets - and after easy aligning the scope (takes just a minute!) the ETX80 AT will show you the best of them any minute of any hour of the night! The handset has state-of-the-art flash upgradeable firmware that can be updated via the Internet.
Tripod Sturdy full height aluminium tripod and accessory rack included.
Fully adjustable for the best terrestrial and celestial observing.
Also included with our unique "Observatory" ETX80 kit
Two super eyepieces: 9.7mm (high power), and 26mm (medium power).
Built-in l 2x Barlow lens. Just turn a knob and a superb 2x Barlow can be switched in to the view tripling the focal length of this already powerful instrument and increasing the magnification of any eyepiece used by a factor of two. It's like having four eyepieces instead of two with a fantastic range of magnifications from 15x all the way up to 82x.
The ETX80 has a built-in top quality 90 degree mirror star diagonal to allow convenient viewing with no neck strain -the telescope can be switched to straight through viewing for photography at the turn of a knob.
CD-ROM star alas helps you explore the night-sky and plan observing sessions.
The instruction manual (in well-written English!) is fully illustrated with clear diagrams. In fact, all you need to supply is a set of batteries, a little curiosity - and a clear night!
This outfit is our best-ever 80mm GOTO telescope astronomy starter kit.
One year manufacturers warranty
OPTICAL DESIGN: Refractor
FOCAL LENGTH: 400mm
MOUNT: Dual Motorized Alt-azimuth
TWO EYEPICES (26mm,9.7mm)
EYEPIECE 1: 26mm
MAGNIFICATION 1 15x - with built in Barlow 30x
EYEPIECE 2: 9.6mm
MAGNIFICATION 3 41x - with built-in 2x Barlow 82x
TRIPOD: Aluminium with bubble level and storage racks.
OPTICAL RESOLVING POWER: 1.12 arc seconds
OPTICAL COATINGS Fully-Coated
COMPUTER HAND CONTROL Fully Computerized / Flash Upgradeable
SLEW SPEEDS Nine slew speeds: 4°/sec, 2°/sec, 1°/sec, .5°/sec, 32x, 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x
TRACKING RATES Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
DATABASE 1471 Object Database
What can you see with the Meade ETX80 telescope?
At low to medium power, the ancient landscape of the Moon becomes a fabulously intricate panorama of craters, rays and rills. At higher powers, individual crater systems can be explored. The planet Mars will show many details on its surface, and the polar cap can be seen during ideal observing conditions. At good observing times, when observed at just 40x or higher magnification, the planet Jupiter will appear as a banded disc larger in size than you normally see the full Moon with the unaided eye! The cloud belts of Jupiter will show ever changing detail that will show drift across the planet's face in just a few minutes. The four main moons of Jupiter can be seen orbiting the giant planet, sometimes casting shadows onto Jupiter's dense cloudy atmosphere. The planet Saturn will show its magnificent ring system and its bright famous moon Titan. These are just a few of the things that can be seen in our own solar system with the Meade ETX80 AT Special Edition computerised telescope.
A fantastic introduction to the lifelong hobbies of astronomy and nature watching!