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Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount

Original price $446.00 - Original price $578.00
Original price $578.00
$446.00 - $540.00
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Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm f/11.25 Refractor with EQ3 Mount - FL-AR80900EQ3

Introducing the Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm f/11.25 Refractor Telescope paired with the EQ3 Mount, a versatile gateway to your celestial explorations.

Whether you seek the mysteries of our solar system or the marvels of deep-space treasures, the FirstLight series offers customized observing packages to suit your needs.

Each package includes the essential components: a telescope, a robust mount, an eyepiece, and a red dot viewfinder for precise aiming.

Telescope options range from achromatic refractors with apertures from 70mm to 152mm, Maksutov-Cassegrains spanning from 100mm to 152mm, to Newtonian reflectors reaching an impressive 203mm aperture.

Mount choices vary, from simple fork-mounted alt-azimuth setups to complete GOTO tracking systems for automated sky navigation.

As a bonus, each package comes with a smartphone adapter, enabling effortless capture and sharing of the celestial beauty you witness through the eyepiece.

The FirstLight AR80mm Refractor boasts a 900mm focal length at f/11.25, with fully-coated glass optics for vibrant images.

The package includes an EXOS Nano EQ3 German Equatorial mount for precise tracking, a 40mm draw tube focuser for easy adjustments, a 1.25" 90° diagonal for comfortable viewing angles, a Plossl 25mm eyepiece for versatile magnification, a red-dot finder for object alignment, and a smartphone camera adapter to document and share your cosmic discoveries.



  • 80mm Objective Lens: This telescope is equipped with an 80mm (3.15 inches) objective lens, which provides a balanced aperture for versatile astronomical observations. The lens allows for adequate light-gathering to reveal celestial objects with clarity and detail.
  • 125x Highest Useful Magnification: With a maximum useful magnification of 125x, this telescope enables you to explore the lunar surface, observe planets, and view various deep-sky objects. It strikes a balance between magnification and field of view for a wide range of celestial targets.
  • 900mm Focal Length: The telescope boasts a 900mm focal length, which, combined with its f/11.25 focal ratio, delivers clear and detailed views of celestial objects. This configuration makes it well-suited for lunar and planetary observations as well as deep-sky exploration.
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lens: The optical elements of this refractor telescope feature fully multi-coated lenses. These coatings enhance light transmission, reduce reflections, and improve image contrast and brightness. As a result, you can expect sharp and vibrant views of celestial objects.
  • Refractor Optical Design: The telescope utilizes a classic refractor optical design, known for its simplicity and excellent image quality. It features a lens system that minimizes chromatic aberration, providing true-color and high-contrast views.
  • EQ3 Mount: The telescope comes with an EQ3 mount, which is a German Equatorial mount. This mount provides stable tracking and allows for precise alignment with celestial objects. It's suitable for both beginners and intermediate astronomers.
  • 40mm Draw Tube Focuser: Included is a 40mm draw tube focuser, which allows for easy and precise focusing. It provides a secure and stable platform for your eyepieces and accessories.
  • 1.25" 90° Diagonal: The package includes a 1.25-inch 90-degree diagonal for comfortable viewing angles. This accessory makes it convenient to observe celestial objects from various positions.
  • Plossl 25mm Eyepiece: A Plossl 25mm eyepiece is provided, offering moderate magnification and a wide field of view. It's versatile for a variety of celestial observations.
  • Red-Dot Finder: The telescope includes a red-dot finder, which assists in accurately aligning and targeting celestial objects. It simplifies the process of locating and centering objects in the night sky.
  • Smartphone Camera Adapter: As a bonus, the package includes a smartphone camera adapter. This adapter allows you to easily attach your smartphone to the telescope, enabling you to capture and share your celestial observations with friends and family.

Recommended Upgrade:

Upgrade your stargazing experience with the Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm f/11.25 Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount Ultimate Bundle - a Red Carpet exclusive offer!

Upgrade & Save with Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope - Ultimate Bundle Package - w/ EQ3 Mount & Bonus Accessories

In this Ultimate Bundle upgrade, you'll receive four invaluable bonus accessories:

ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map for Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount Ultimate Bundle
  • ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map: for easy celestial navigation
ES R-Lite Flashlight for Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount Ultimate Bundle
  • ES R-Lite Flashlight: to preserve your night vision
Discovery 2x Barlow Lens for Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount Ultimate Bundle
  • Discovery 2x Barlow Lens: for enhanced magnification
Explore One Moon Filter for Explore Scientific FirstLight 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount Ultimate Bundle
  • Explore One Moon Filter: for clearer lunar observations

Elevate your astronomy journey with these essential additions today!

What's Included:

✓ Explore Scientific 80mm f/11.25 Refractor Telescope

✓ EQ3 Mount

✓ Plossl 25mm eyepiece

✓ Red-dot finder

✓ Smartphone camera adapter

✓ Limited 1 year warranty


Item Number  FL-AR80900EQ3
Comes With  Smartphone Adapter, One 25 mm Plossl Eyepiece, Red Dot Viewfinder, Downloadable Software
Lens Coatings  Fully Multi-Coated
Magnification  125x
Focal Length  900mm
Focal Ratio  f/11.25
Adapter  40mm draw tube focuser; 1.25" Diagonal
Optical Diameter  80mm
Eyepiece  25mm Plossl
Mount Type  EXOS Nano EQ3 German  Equatorial mount

Explore Scientific 80mm Refractor Telescope with EQ3 Mount Product Manual:

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Well worth the price

Excellent refractor at a great price. I purchased this for my teenage son as a birthday gift. He has taken a keen interest in astronomy, and I hope he continues to grow with the hobby. I have some decent experience with Telescopes, and this one definitely provides enough magnification/power to see details of the planets and deep sky objects.