80mm Series 6000 ED Triplet APO

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  • Series 6000 80mm Triplet APO
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Vixen-style dovetail
  • D= 80mm. F= 480mm. f/6 Apochromatic Refracting Telescope<
  • Aluminum Hard Carry Case Included
  • SKU: 261001

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    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.

    In addition to the deluxe focuser the Series 6000 Apochromatic Refracting Telescopes now have an optional 0.8x Focal Reducer/Field Flattener for photographic purposes. For wide field images the 2” focal reducer/flattener will reduce the 80mm refractor from f/6 to an f/4.8 and the 3” model will reduce the f/7 115mm and 130mm refractors to f5.5.  The new reducer will optically flatten the images  yielding pin-point stars to the edge of your photographic frame.

       

    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 18" long by 4" diameter and weighs 7.2 pounds.

    Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty. 

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    Series Series 6000 APO Refractors
    UPC 709942360202
    Warranty 1 Year
    Focus System Crayford-style 2 inch, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
    # of Elements 3
    Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
    Clear Aperture 3.1"
    Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
    Optical Coatings FULLY MULTI-COATED
    Focal Length 480mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 1.4478
    Focuser Mechanism Crayford-style 2 inch, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
    Dovetail Vixen®-style
    Dew Shield Yes
    Control Panel N
    Assembled Product Dimensions 18" Length x 4" Diameter
    Assembled Product Weight 7.2 lbs.

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