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  • Aperture: 80mm (3.15")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Focal Length: 400mm
  • Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor


Meade ETX80 Observer Telescope with Backpack

The Meade ETX80 Observer Backpack Version Telescope. It's onboard computer knows the night sky. After a short alignment procedure, your telescope will be ready to take you on a tour of the universe, and you will see more objects in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime! See planets like Saturn and Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more.

This new and improved ETX80 telescope is truly the ideal choice for any beginning astronomer in search of new and interesting experiences, with it's computerized mount, fast focal ratio, and solid optical quality. 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.

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 adjustable height 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.

Included Technology

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)

Specialized Multi-layered coating that are preciesely designed to improve the performance of your telescopes optics. You'll see brighter star clusters, more fine details in nebulas, and more surface features on planets with UHTC than without. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%.


Case Included?Yes
Dew Shield IncludedYes
Diagonal Included1.25 Inch Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) Included 26mm & 9.7mm Super Plossls
Finder IncludedRed Dot Finder
Free ShippingYes
Hand Controller IncludedAudioStar
Highest Useful Magnification190x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude12
Mount DesignAzimuth
Mount TypeComputerized GoTo
Objects in Database30000
Optical DesignDoublet
Software IncludedAutoStar Suite
Telescope Aperture80 mm (3.15")
Telescope Focal Length400mm
Telescope Focal Ratiof/5
Telescope SeriesMeade ETX
Total Telescope Weight11.72 lbs
Tube Color or FinishMeade Gloss Blue
Warranty1 Year Warranty


  • Meade 80mm f/5 achromatic refractor on GoTo mount
  • AudioStar Handbox
  • AutoStar Suite Software
  • 9.7mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 45 Degree Erect Prism
  • Red Dot Viewfinder
  • Dew Shield
  • Backpack
  • PECF
  • Adjustable Height Tripod
  • Instructions