The Series 6000 80 mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope from Meade is a true triplet apochromatic 480mm f/6 refractor that delivers crisp wide-field astro-imaging and observing. Featuring Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and a 3" aperture, the 80mm ED Triplet APO is an excellent choice for astrophotography or celestial viewing. It is enhanced with picture-perfect, pinpoint star images and a near absence of color fringing. The 2" Crayford Dual Speed Focuser ensures smooth and repeatable focusing with zero image shift. A fully-extendable dew shield is integrated into the aluminum optical tube.
Of all the telescope designs available today, the apochromatic refractor is the architecture that supplies the greatest contrast and resolution. It won't provide the light gathering capacity per dollar of Dobsonians or Newtonian reflectors nor the portability per aperture of Schmidt-Cassegrains. They do provide the most enviable views, with the darkest of background skys, the sharpest widest fields and the highest contrasts that are virtually free of chromatic aberration.
The Meade AudioStar 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 the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability the 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.
AudioStar Controller #07640 is compatable with the StarNavigator, ETX, LT, LX80, LX90, and LXD75 series telescopes.
Meade Green Laser Pointer- a great item for star parties and backyard astronomy.
This high quality pointer includes an elegant carrying case and runs on two AAA batteries (included). This bright pen style laser makes a great gift item or accessory for any astronomer. Soft rubber grip fits comfortably in your hand. The safe, brilliant green laser beam is visible up to 25,000 feet away.
Wavelength is 532nm at less than 5mW. This laser is made to U.S. FDA laser standards. Instructions included.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.