This is an ES ED80 in good condition. It just came back from being serviced by ES and the views are superb! However, I am visual only and moving up to a larger aperture so this guy needs a good home. This scope (and accessories) comes with the Explore Star lifetime warranty; you just need to register the serial numbers online.
This is a great scope for grab and go visual or astrophotography. Color correction seems to be spot on...I’ve looked at all kinds of bright objects (particularly the moon) and I’ve never seen any hint of CA. I’ve been using it mounted on William Optics rings as the factory dovetail is notorious for working itself loose. The glass is clean with a few dust specks here and there, but nothing that affects the view. There are some usage marks on the tube (the name plate is scratched up) but they are only noticeable up close. The rotating focuser is a bit difficult because of the dovetail block being reattached, but it’s usable (and you can just take it off if you want). The focuser itself works perfectly.
The scope comes with everything that is pictured:
*OTA with dust plug
*ES 2” star diagonal (99%, dielectric) with 1.25” adapter and dust plug
*One ES 2” extension tube, required to reach focus when using visually
*William Optics 90mm mounting rings and 5” dovetail bar
*Factory dovetail bar and mounting screws
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)