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meade refractor telescopes Meade LX850-ACF 130mm F/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging SKU: 0130-85-01 Features 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Optics - 910mm focal length 3” Crayford-style 10:1 focuser StarLock automatic guider AutoStar II GoTo system EQ mount and Vixen-style dovetail Series 5000 2" Dielectric Diagonal 90 pound instrument capacity Heavy-duty LX850 Giant Field tripod Hard Case for the APO OTA 1 year limited manufacturer warranty Product Description Meade LX850-ACF 130mm F/7 Triplet Apochromatic Refractors are some of the best crafted refractors on the market. Each refractor is individually constructed and tested to ensure that they meet the 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. Precise Focusing 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. Smarter Telescope System 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. StarLock Automatic Guider 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. Reliably Stable 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. What's in the Box Meade LX850-ACF 130mm F/7 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope German Equatorial Mount Assembly with Dovetail Saddle Plate StarLock Optical Tube and Sensor Assembly StarLock Counterweight Counterweight Shaft with Safety Nut LX850 Field Tripod 8x50 Viewfinder Series 5000 2" enhanced 99% Reflective Diagonal 25mm HD-60 Premium Eyepiece LX850 Control Panel Autostar II Hand Controller StarLock Cable Custom Utility Tool DVD with AutoStar Suite and Software #507Connecting Cable with USB Adapter Anti-Vibration Pads Micro-Focuser Vixen-Style Dovetail Fully Extendable Dew Shield Mounting Rings LX850 Lock Knob Wrench 5/16” Hex Head Wrench Internal Cable Fish Tool Hard Case for the APO OTA Specifications 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 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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Meade StarNavigator NG 130mm f/7.7 GoTo Reflector Telescope Travel Pack (218007) The Meade 130 StarNavigator NG, or Next Generation Reflector Telescope is ready to go when you are! Highly portable Ideal for apt or condo dwellers Padded Carrying case (included) protects your investment Ideal for Planetary and the Meade 130 StarNavigator NG, or Next Generation Reflector Telescope is ready to go when you are! Highly portable Ideal for apt or condo dwellers Padded Carrying case (included) protects your investment Ideal for Planetary and deep sky objects This special Travel Pack even comes with a carry case ($59 VALUE if purchased separately) , and because the telescope can run off of household batteries (eight (8) AA, user-supplied), you can pack it up and take it camping, to a dark-sky site, or into your own backyard. The extremely portable 130mm (5.1") Newtonian reflector tube assembly has enough aperture to see bright deep-sky objects, like the Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, or the Hercules Star Cluster, as well as solar system objects such as Saturn, Jupiter, or the Red Planet, Mars. The OTA connects to the single arm of the StarNavigator NG mount with a Vixen-style dovetail, and comes complete with a Red Dot Finder and two full-sized 1.25" eyepieces. The Meade 130mm StarNavigator NG Newtonian Telescope includes an easy to operate, lightweight, and portable robotic mount with the tried-and-true Meade AudioStar computerized hand controller. The super-smart AudioStar is the brains of the telescope, and it knows the night sky right out of the box. Turn it on, and after a brief alignment procedure, your telescope is ready to take you on a guided tour of the night skies best objects. With AudioStar's 30,000 object database and over 4 hours of audio presentations built into the electronics, you can learn about the objects you’re viewing. It’s like having a professional astronomer with you at the telescope! The Meade 130 StarNavigator NG includes a light-weight aluminum frame, advanced electronics, internal clock, external power connector, and a full height adjustable aluminum tripod allowing comfortable viewing from either a seated or standing position. Powered by 8 AA batteries (user-supplied) or external power you will see more objects in a single night than Galileo saw in his lifetime. This special Travel Pack even comes with a carry case ($59 VALUE if purchased separately) , and because the telescope can run off of household batteries (eight (8) AA, user supplied), you can pack it up and take it camping, to a dark-sky site, or into your own backyard. The extremely portable 130mm (5.1") Newtonian reflector tube assembly has enough aperture to see bright deep-sky objects, like the Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, or the Hercules Star Cluster, as well as solar system objects such as Saturn, Jupiter, or the Red Planet, Mars. The OTA connects to the single arm of the StarNavigator NG mount with a Vixen-style dovetail, and comes complete with a Red Dot Finder and two full-sized 1.25" eyepieces. The Meade 130mm StarNavigator NG Newtonian Telescope includes an easy to operate, lightweight, and portable robotic mount with the tried-and-true Meade AudioStar computerized hand controller. The super-smart AudioStar is the brains of the telescope, and it knows the night sky right out of the box. Turn it on, and after a brief alignment procedure, your telescope is ready to take you on a guided tour of the night skies best objects. With AudioStar's 30,000 object database and over 4 hours of audio presentations built into the electronics, you can learn about the objects you’re viewing. It’s like having a professional astronomer with you at the telescope! The Meade 130 StarNavigator NG includes a light-weight aluminum frame, advanced electronics, internal clock, external power connector, and a full height adjustable aluminum tripod allowing comfortable viewing from either a seated or standing position. Powered by 8 AA batteries (user-supplied) or external power you will see more objects in a single night than Galileo saw in his lifetime. specifications IAnd included accesories. Aperture: 130mm or 5.1" Focal Length: 1000mm Focal Ratio: 7.7 Finder: Red Dot with Bracket Eyepieces: 26mm MA and 9mm MA, 1.25" Focuser: 1.25" Rack and Pinion Dovetail: Vixen-Style Hand Controller: AudioStar Object Database: 30,000 Tripod: Adjustable Aluminum Tripod with Accessory Tray Power: Eight (8) AA Batteries (User Supplied) External Power Option: 12V AC Adapter using Meade 07584 Time Chip: Yes Padded Carrying Case Dimensions of Assembled Telescope: 24" x 24" x 58" Product Weight: 16.94 lb. 1 year Manufacturers warranty