Meade ETX80 Observer 80mm (3.1") Telescope

Meade ETX80 Observer 80mm (3.1") Telescope


The Meade ETX80 Observer refractor telescope is the latest development in the ETX lineup. It features a compact design and easy-to-use computerized pointing. It is lightweight so you can take it anywhere.


  • Compact design for ultimate portability
  • Computerized goto mount eliminates the difficulty of locating objects
  • Wide field of view
  • Includes "The Beginners Guide to Using Telescopes" written by our knowledgeable staff.

Telescope Specifications

  • Aperture: 80mm (3.1")
  • Focal length: 400mm (15.7")
  • Focal ratio: f/5
  • Optical system: Refractor, Fraunhofer doublet
  • Multi-coated optics
  • Faintest Stellar Magnitude Visible: 11.5
  • 26mm (15x) and 9.7mm (41x) Plossl oculars (1.25")
  • Built-in flip-function 2x Barlow
  • Rear cell threaded for ETX accessories

Mount and Tripod Specifications

  • Dual-arm fork mount
  • Mount attaches to tripod with two thumbscrews
  • Adjustable height aluminum-leg tripod
  • Convenient backpack carry case for tripod

Computer Drive Specifications

  • Audiostar Controller with over 30,000 object database and built-in speaker, flash upgradeable
  • Two line, 16 character LCD display with red LED backlight
  • 9 different slew speeds: 2x (0.008°/sec), 8x (0.033°/sec), 16x (0.067°/sec), 32x (0.13°/sec), 64x (0.27°/sec), 0.5°, 1°, 2°, max (dependent on battery power)
  • Interfaces:
    • Auxillary
    • RS-232 using the auxillary port w/ optional electronic cable
  • Autostar Suite Astronomers Edition planetarium software helps you learn the night sky and control Autostar telescopes (requires a Windows compatible PC, DVD-Rom drive)
  • Powered by 6x AA cell batteries stored internally (not included)
  • Battery Life: 20 hours (aprox)

System Specifications

  • Total weight: 5.3kg (11.7lbs)
  • Color: Blue tube, Black mount
  • Meade 1 Year Warranty