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PrimaLuceLab - AIRY APO80 80mm Doublet Apochromatic Refractor

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PrimaLuceLab - AIRY APO80 80mm Doublet Apochromatic Refractor
Manufacturer PrimaLuceLab
In The Box PrimaluceLab 80mm APO Refractor Optical Tube Tube Rings 2" Hybrid Drive focuser 50.8mm OnAxisLock Adapter Hard Case
Telescope Aperture 3.1" - 4"
Case Hard case
Diameter 80mm
Eyepiece Holder 50,8mm with 31,8mm reducer
Field Flattener Not included (optional)
Focal Length 500mm
Focal Ratio f/6.25
Focuser 2" Rack & Pinion Hybrid–Drive, micrometric
Optical Design Apochromat
Optical Tube Aluminium
Secondary Mirror Obstruction No
Warranty 4 Years

The PrimaLuceLab AIRY ED80 - 80mm Doublet Refractor Telescope

PrimaLuce Lab AIRY APO80 is a apochromatic refractor with a 80mm aperture, 500mm focal length (f/6.25), FLP-53 apochromatic doublet, aluminum tube with 50.8mm Hybrid-Drive focuser with fine focus knob, photographic tripod connection (mounts support rings available), plus a hard carry case.

Offering premium optics, the best engineering and an incredible value all in a minimal, lightweight and versatile telescope that can be utilized both as a travel telescope (so light it can be held on a photographic tripod and head) or as wide field astro-imaging apochromatic telescope on a traditional EQ mount. PrimaLuceLab's extensive selection of accessories allows the customer to customize the scope to his or her needs.

The AIRY APO80 apochromatic refractor offers all this along with other first-class features



FPL-53 80mm Apochromatic Lens, Color Perfection

The PrimaLuce Lab APO80 utilizes an FPL-53 doublet fully multi-coated lens design.  The result of using premium FPL-53 optical class is excellent chromatic abberation correction for images that 

are true to life color, high in contrast and highly resolved.  Perfect for long exposure imaging with one shot color cameras.  With a short focal length of just 500mm and a fast focal ratio of f/6.25 the APO80 is also well suited for wide field deep sky imaging of large objects like the Andromeda Galaxy (m31), the Orion Nebula (M42) or the Viel Nebula (NGC6992).  Well suited to pair directly with cameras with sensors less than 15mm in diagonal, larger sensors will benefit from the addition of an optional field flattener for edge to edge sharpness.  









50,8mm Hybrid-Drive focuser

Usually a refractor will include a Crayford style focuser which, even when of the highest quality are truly best suited for fine focus control during observing sessions.  While they can be used for astrophotography, many will slip out of focus when paired with heavy cameras or during very long imaging sessions.  PrimaLuceLab's AIRY APO80 includes a 50.8 Hybrid-Drive focuser that includes a rack and pinion beneath the focuser drawtube that is capable of holding position when paired with cameras up to 17.5 lbs or 8kg.  This 2" focuser includes a 2" to 1.25" (31.8mm) adapter and has a 1:11 dual speed focus control for both coarse and fine focus adjustments.  This focuser has 95mm of focus travel and will pair well with the optional 2" XP dielectric diagonal or their XP 45 degree erct image prism for observing.   The focuser has the additional feature of being to rotate 360 degree so that your camera can always be aligned to the horizon regardless of where your mount is positioned.  



On Axis Lock Adapter 


Included with the 80mm AIRY is a 2" OnAxis Lock adapter.  This specialty adapter replaces the typical eyepiece holder and provides an ultra-secure connection perfect for astroimaging equipment where you are not likely to remove the equipment during your night's session.  This flexure free connection is thanks to a brillliant but simple double ring design. Just twist the outer ring and the inner ring clamps down on your adapter or camera.   Gnurled and notched for easy tightening by hand, even when wearing gloves.  


Precision mechanical construction and 360° quality

Only the best mechanical quality is used in the contruction of every AIRY refractor.  Fully CNC machined aluminum body, adapters, rails and tube holders make for a durable and lasting beauty that works perfectly through years and years of use.  The included retractible dew shield and front cap are also aluminum and everything is powder coated for a highly durable finish that will keep your telescope in gorgeous condition.   Attached to the optical tube is a V series dovetail foot for easy attachment to most EQ mounts.    To keep your telescope safe while you transport it, a hard case is included. 





PLUS system support rings:


You no longer need to worry about weak support rings that are often found in cheap telescopes. PrimaLuceLab's AIRY APO80 apochromatic refractor has excellent  CNC machined aluminum anodized support rings, which are a section of the PLUS (Prima Luce Universal System) framework. This gives you maximum opportunity in adjusting the telescope to your request. It  also has all the threaded holes, holes and slots suitable for connecting all the PLUS compatible elements, always with typical M6 screws.


A complete line of dedicated accessories:

Our complete line of accessories for AIRY let you personalize your telescope according to your needs. Always with quality and operating certificated instruments!



 The security of your purchase: Q-certified

Collimation is of the highest importance in a refractor telescope.  To ensure that customers will receive a prefectly collimated telescope, Prima Luce Lab has developed their Q-Certified program.  Each telescope is put through a comprehensive test to ensure that it meets exacting standards for both optical and mechanical functionality.  Rest easy knowing that your telescope has been thoroughly tested before leaving the factory.  



4 Years Warranty!

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