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Meade ETX80 Observer Refractor Telescope

SKU: MEA-205002

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The Meade ETX80 Observer is the perfect example of an impressively portable telescope that does not skimp on high quality materials and brilliant viewing capabilities. The telescope which weighs a surprisingly light weight of 5.3kg, accompanied with their iconic AudioStar hand controller and the vast range of useful accessories that come in this package can all be fit snugly into the Meade backpack and be taken on camping trips with much ease. 

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  • 80mm f/5 Achromatic Refractor - 400mm focal length
  • AudioStar Hand Controller.
  • 30,000 Object Database
  • Removable optical tube assembly
  • Includes: Two 1.25" Plossl Eyepieces (26mm and 9.7mm), internal flip-function 2x Barlow Lens, Backpack, Tripod, 45 degree roof prism, dew shield, bubble level/compass, and software CD

The ETX80 - The Legacy Continues

For 20 years, Meade's ETX series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The all-new ETX Observer model continues that legacy.

The ETX80 - the Perfect Choice


Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX 80 Observer continues that legacy.

Starting your astronomy journey with an ETX 80 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.

Incredible Versatility


The ETX 80 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.

It’s perfect for daytime observing during camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. Night-sky stargazing is made fun, easy and educational. With the ETX 80, you’ll see planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae with the push of a button.

The Complete Package


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.

Product carries full three year Australian warranty.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Optical Design No
Mount Type No
Aperture 80mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Eyepiece 1 No
Eyepiece 2 No
Eyepiece 3 No
Finderscope Make Red Dot
Electronic Hand Control Yes
Motor Drive No
Go-To Functionality No
Focal Length 400mm
Tripod No
Tube Length No
Highest Magnification No
Warranty Information 3 Years Limited Warranty
Additional Specifications of Product Eyepieces: 1.25” Super Plössl Eyepieces: 26mm (15x magnification) & 9.7mm (41x magnification)
Shipping Dimensions No
Shipping Weight No