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Meade - 130mm f/7 ED APO LX850 W/StarLock
Meade - 130mm f/7 ED APO LX850 W/StarLock
Meade - 130mm f/7 ED APO LX850 W/StarLock
Meade - 130mm f/7 ED APO LX850 W/StarLock
Meade - 130mm f/7 ED APO LX850 W/StarLock
Meade - 130mm f/7 ED APO LX850 W/StarLock

Meade - 130mm f/7 ED APO LX850 W/StarLock

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    Meade
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    $9,299.00
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    $14,399.00 You save 35%
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    Estimated Arrival: Between Apr 21 and May 03. *ETA to USA Only

    Meade 130mm APO LX850 Refractor #0130-85-01. The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors are some of the best crafted refractors on the market.  Each refractor is individually constructed and tested to ensure that they meet our highest standards, both optically and mechanically.

    These telescopes were built with the observer and imager in mind.  With the three element optical design using the highest grade extra-low dispersion optical glass, false color is virtually eliminated, yielding astonishing color correction, contrast, and sharpness.

    New to the Series 6000 Triplets APOs is the proprietary 2.5” dual-speed rack-and-pinion focuser. The focuser comes with a 10:1 fine focus knob for precise focusing.  It includes millimeter markings on the drawtube to assist with focusing accuracy and is also rotatable which allows for easy framing of the photographed object. New for this focuser is the 2” self-center locking ring that allows diagonals or cameras to be well centered to the optical train every time the locking ring is engaged.

    Standard equipment also includes a fully extendable dew shield, mounting rings, a Vixen-style dovetail, and an aluminum hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use.

    The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors will fill the need of the most discerning astronomer.  For crisp wide-field observing and imaging, nothing can beat a true three-element Apochromatic Refractor (APO). Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are among the finest available optically at any price.

    Optical tube measures approximately 37” long by 7” diameter and weighs 25 pounds.

    Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotograhic and visual performance, the LX850. Includes StarLock dual imager integrated full time guider, Ultra Precision Pointing and Assisted Drift Alignment, 5.8" 225 tooth polished bronze worm/gear drives with low periodic error, internal cable routing, GPS receiver, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 144,000 object library, heavy-duty adjustable height tripod with anti-vibration pads, Universal AC Adapter, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software.

    Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core, StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor system to provide computer assisted polar alignment using the drift method. Once aligned the StarLock is guiding the mount in real time, and even automatically programs periodic error correction, achieving a guiding accuracy of up to 1 arcsecond in good seeing and with the capability of guiding on stars as faint as 11th magnitude.

    The LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8" main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port. Mount main body weight is 55 pounds. The fully height adjustable (29 to 45") tripod features massive 3" diameter legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 pounds. Includes single 26 pound stainless steel counterweight, additional weights sold separately. LX800 mount shown in photo, LX850 mount similar.

    Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

    Series LX850 Telescopes
    UPC 709942600643
    Warranty 1 Year
    Eyepieces Type HD60
    Focus System 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
    Payload Capacity (lb) 90
    # of Elements 3
    Voltage 12
    Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
    Activity Astroimaging, Observing
    Type Refractor
    Clear Aperture 130mm
    Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
    Optical Coatings FULLY MULTI-COATED
    Focal Length 910mm
    Focal Ratio f/7
    Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.890954
    Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
    Eyepiece(s) 25MM
    Barlow Y
    Focuser Mechanism 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
    Diagonal Series 5000™ 2" Dielectric Diagonal
    Dovetail Vixen®-style
    Dew Shield Yes
    Hand Controller AutoStar® II
    Object Database 145,000 objects
    Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 1 arc-minute (+/-)
    Periodic Error Correction Both Axes
    Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) Yes
    StarLock™ Yes
    Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock < 1 arc-second
    Slow Motion Controls Electronic
    Slew Speeds RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x sidereal and 0.25°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, and 3°/sec (max)
    Tracking Rates 01x to 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 1/4°, 1/2°, 1°, 3°
    Control Panel Y
    Tripod LX850 GIANT FIELD TRIPOD
    Power Source 12V DC
    GPS Receiver Yes
    Time Chip Yes
    Smart Mount™ Yes
    Smart Drive™ Yes
    Anti-vibration Pads Included

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