About the Meade 80mm ED Apochromatic Series 6000 Refractor Telescope...
When it comes to planetary observing, the apochromatic refractor telescope has always been choice amongst amateur astronomers. Now they have become even more important tools - a Meade Telescope designed for astrophotography. Thanks to their wide field of view, high contrast and pinpoint stellar images, telescopes like the Meade 80mm ED APO are quickly gaining a reputation for high quality astrophoto capabilities and more.
With their sharp, wide field views, nothing can surpass the original triple-element apochromatic refractor (APO). This Meade Telescope design has also revolutionized amateur astrophotography, allowing the photographer to produce some of the most incredible images of the cosmos taken from right here on Earth. However, not all APO telescopes are created equal. Today the market contains a plethora of semi-APOs - refractor telescopes made with two lenses instead of three. These lesser designs do not bring all the colors into focus. Not so the Meade 80mm ED APO. Thanks to a two-year design process, Meade has incorporated a triple objective lens crafted from the highest quality extra-low dispersion (ED) glass into the Series 6000 models, providing you with images which are virtually free of chromatic aberration. What does this mean to you? It means that Meade Telescopes like the Meade 80mm ED APO will outperform similar telescopes at just a fraction of the cost.
Expert observers will be delighted by the virtual absence of color fringing around objects and the textbook-perfect pinpoint star images provided by this Meade Telescope. Even beginners will notice the extra high contrast and breathtaking wide-field views of a Meade Series 6000 ED APO. Each scope includes a Meade enhanced 2" diagonal with a 99% reflectivity mirror and a hard carrying case.
A Meade 80mm Series 6000 ED APO is the ideal companion for your larger Schmidt-Cassegrain, Advanced Coma Free, or Newtonian telescope. When piggybacked, a Series 6000 ED APO Meade Telescope is the perfect guide scope that doubles as spectacular wide-field photography scope when guided by the primary instrument. Additional Meade Telescope Eyepieces, Meade Telescope Mounts and Tripods, and Meade Telescope Accessories are readily available!
Customer Note: This is an optical tube assembly only. Mount and tripod are sold separately. Some photos may depict optional accessories.
Meade 80mm ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope Features...
- Crafted with premium quality extra-low dispersion glass element
- Fully broadband multi-coated for maximum light transmission
- Adjustable lens cell
- Machined aluminum 2" Crayford-style focuser with 10:1 gear ratio
- Fully extendable dew shield/sun shade
- Includes 2" Series 5000 Star Diagonal with 99% reflectivity and deluxe carrying case
Meade 80mm ED APO Triplet Refractor Telescope Specifications...
Optical Design : Triplet APO Refractor
Aperture : 80mm
Focal Length : 480mm
Focal Ratio : f/6
Resolution : 1.45 arc seconds
Lens : FPL53 ED (extra-low dispersion) glass
Coatings : Fully multi-coated
Focuser : 2" Crayford - zero image shift - 10:1 gear ratio
Optical Tube : Aluminum
OTA Mounting : Vixen-style dovetail
OTA Weight : 7.2 lbs.
OTA Dimensions : 4 inch diameter x 18 inchesMeade Product Number : 0306-00-05