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Explore Scientific AR80 FirstLight Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount
Explore Scientific AR80 FirstLight Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount

Explore Scientific AR80 FirstLight Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount

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    Explore Scientific AR80 FirstLight Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount

    Whether you're looking to delve into the mysteries of our solar system or explore inspiring deep sky treasures, the versatile FirstLight series has an observing package that will fit your individual needs and budget. Each combination in this new line comes complete with all of the essentials: a telescope, a sturdy mount, an eyepiece, and a red dot viewfinder. 

    Mounts vary from a simple fork-mounted alt-azimuth option to a complete GOTO tracking system. As an added benefit, each package includes an adapter that allows you to use your smartphone to capture and share the beauty unfolding in your eyepiece easily. With this FirstLight AR80 Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount, the only thing you need to bring is a desire to discover the wonders of space.

    Features Model FL-AR80900EQ3:

    • 80mm aperture will reveal impressive lunar mysteries ranging from craters to rilles; planetary features like Saturn's ring structure or Jupiter's cloud belts, bright deep-sky treasures like galaxies, nebulae, and clusters.
    • The German Equatorial Mount is designed to track celestial objects as they journey across the sky smoothly. It has two flexible shafts for precise guiding and a counterweight (2 ½ lbs) that bring necessary balance.
    • The full-size tripod includes an accessory tray to keep eyepieces handy and bring additional stability. 
    • The model comes with a 25mm Plössl eyepiece, a 90° diagonal for more comfortable viewing, and a red dot viewfinder to aid in object location.
    • Built-in dew shield slows moisture build-up on the objective lens and reduces interference from ambient light.
    • Included Adapter helps astronomers use their smart device to capture and share images.


    • 80mm Dia. f/11.25 Refractor with Flint and Optical Crown Air-Spaced Doublet 
    • Fully Multi-Coated Optics 
    • Classic White Finish Metal Tube 
    • Single-Speed 1.25-inch R&P Focuser 
    • Cradle Rings attached to 45mm Wide Saddle Dove Plate (Vixen-Style) with Cone Angle Adjustments
    • Nano Equatorial Mount with Slow Motion Controls on Folding Metal Tripod with Accessory Tray 
    • Red Dot Finder 
    • 25mm 1.25-inch O.D. Plössl Eyepiece 
    • Smartphone Camera Adapter
    • Shipping wt.: 11 lbs. (approximately)
    • L46" x W12" x H8"