Meade Instruments 228003 Lx65 6″ ACF Computerized Telescope with AudioStar

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THE LX65 Meade Instruments continues to remain one of the largest telescope manufacturers in the world Taking innovation to the next level the LX65 Series was created Combining a sophisticated level of performance the LX65 Series gives quality features and Meade's legendary optics with a price tag designed for aspiring and experienced astronomers alike This is a great choice for your first serious telescope offering exceptional features for a great price! The LX65 Series 6" ACF Telescope has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF ) optical design offering coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminating diffraction spikes Features include a 6" (152mm) aperture 1524mm focal length and f/10 focal ratio Equipped with an internal single-speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) for the improvement of brighter star clusters additional fine detail in nebulae and greater surface features on planets Includes (1) 26mm 1 25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail The OTA alone weighs 9 14 lbs and has dimensions of 8 5" x 16 5" The LX65 features a newly designed compact and sturdy single-arm mount with Meade's AudioStar hand controller which provides a great combination of portability and performance This telescope combines sophisticated level of advanced features and premium optics all in an easy-to-use telescope system Additionally the LX65 includes two dovetail receivers giving it the ability to hold two optical tubes making your experience twice an enjoyable With its quick and portable setup you're ready to start observing in minutes Attach a range of different OTAs to this mount for a chance to observe your objects both in wide field or close up This added versatility makes the LX65 great for community outreach and will be sure to impress anyone with its technology and optics PREMIUM OPTICS The heart of any telescope is its optics Meade strives to deliver the highest quality professional grade optics available These optical tubes feature large apertures coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) giving you the ultimate in premium optics The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy including planetary astrophotography Observe Saturn's rings the surface of the Moon and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail EASY ALIGN The LX65 are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box Enter your site information find level and North and Easy Align picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder Center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips AUDIOSTAR TECHNOLOGY Meade's AudioStar hand controller features audio files and an internal speaker This computerized celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment Once aligned with the sky AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the 30 000+ object-database In addition to GoTo and tracking capabilities AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple guided tours digital positional readouts the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord and much more SPECIFICATIONS Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF ) Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) Aperture 6" (152mm) Focal Length 1524mm Focal Ratio f/10 Eyepiece Super Plössl 26mm (1 25") Viewfinder Red-dot Viewfinder Mount Type Single-arm Alt-Azimuth with Ability to Hold Two Optical Tubes Control Panel Ports Handbox Aux 1 Port Aux2 Port 12v Power Focuser Mechanism Single-speed Internal Focuser Diagonal 1 25" Diagonal Mirror Dovetail(s) Vixen-style on Primary & Secondary Saddles Hand Controller AudioStar Object Database 30 000 Objects Software DVD Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomy Planetarium Power Source Eight (8) C-size Batteries or 12v External Power (USER SUPPLIED) Assembled Product Dimensions 33 5" x 39" x 62 5" Assembled Product Weight 37 8lbs 1 Year
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
6" (152mm) APERTURE Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) specialized multi-layered coatings to improve and enhance performance
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
6" (152mm) APERTURE Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) specialized multi-layered coatings to improve and enhance performance
Computerized goto technology features Meade AudioStar - 30 000+ object-database locating system that finds and tracks objects of the night sky
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
6" (152mm) APERTURE Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) specialized multi-layered coatings to improve and enhance performance
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
6" (152mm) APERTURE Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) specialized multi-layered coatings to improve and enhance performance
Computerized goto technology features Meade AudioStar - 30 000+ object-database locating system that finds and tracks objects of the night sky
PORTABLE & VERSATILE MOUNT Newly designed single-arm mount with built-in handle for easy portability Also includes two vixen-style dovetails for the ability to hold two OTAs at once
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
6" (152mm) APERTURE Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) specialized multi-layered coatings to improve and enhance performance
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
6" (152mm) APERTURE Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) specialized multi-layered coatings to improve and enhance performance
Computerized goto technology features Meade AudioStar - 30 000+ object-database locating system that finds and tracks objects of the night sky
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
6" (152mm) APERTURE Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) specialized multi-layered coatings to improve and enhance performance
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
LX65 6" Advanced coma-free (ACF ) focal length 1524mm (f/10) ACF creates pinpoint star images with a flatter field and reduces astigmatism while eliminating diffraction spikes Ideal for high-resolution visual observing and capable of planetary astrophotography
6" (152mm) APERTURE Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC ) specialized multi-layered coatings to improve and enhance performance
Computerized goto technology features Meade AudioStar - 30 000+ object-database locating system that finds and tracks objects of the night sky
PORTABLE & VERSATILE MOUNT Newly designed single-arm mount with built-in handle for easy portability Also includes two vixen-style dovetails for the ability to hold two OTAs at once
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Comes with (1) Super Plössl 26mm Eyepiece (1) Red-dot Viewfinder (1) 1 25" Diagonal Mirror (1) Bubble Level/Compass & (1) Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomy Planetarium Software DVD