Meade's NEW Series 6000 ED Triplet APO Refractors.
For crisp wide-field observing and imaging, few optical designs match the performance of a true triple-element apochromatic refractor. This is especially true in astrophotography. Meade Series 6000 ED Triplet APO refractors compete head-to-head with the world's premium APOs at a fraction of the cost.
Expert observers will be delighted by the virtual absence of color fringing around objects and the scope's textbook-perfect pinpoint star images. Even beginners will notice the extra high contrast and breathtaking wide-field views of a Series 6000 ED APO. Each scope includes a Meade enhanced 2" diagonal with a 99% reflectivity mirror and a hard carrying case.
A Series 6000 ED APO is the ideal companion for your larger Schmidt-Cassegrain, Advanced Coma Free, or Newtonian telescope. When piggybacked, a Series 6000 ED APO is the perfect guide scope that doubles as spectacular wide-field photography scope when guided by the primary instrument.
True ED Apochromatic Triplet. A true triplet optical design guarantees the textbook color corection you should expect from a premium APO.
Premium ED Glass. For unsurpassed color correction, brightness, and clarity, the Series 6000 APOs uses premium FPL53 (80mm) and FK61 (115mm & 130mm) Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass.
Fast Focal Ratio. At f/6 (80mm), and f/7 (115mm and 130mm), these scopes are tailor-made for wide field astrophotography.
Air-Space Objective Lens. The precision air-spaced triple element ED objective lens focuses red, green, and blue wave lengths to the same exact focal point.
Fully-Multicoated Lenses. Meade broadband multicoated lenses ensure maximum light transmission.
Machined Aluminum Dual Speed Crayford Focuser. A superior focuser means smooth and repeatable focusing with no image shift. Every Meade Series 6000 ED Triplet APO includes a zero iamge-shift 10:1 dual speed crayford focuser, giving you the fine focus you want for super sharp visuals and images.
The 80mm APO features a large 2" diameter focuser, while the 115mm and 130mm telescopes include an incredible 3" diameter focuser allowing a wide range of accessories.
Enhanced 2" Diagonal. All Series 6000 ED APO telescopes include an enhanced 99% reflectivity slip-fit diagonal.
Fully-Extendable Dew Shield. An essential accessory built into the telescope, protecting it from dew build up and stray light.
Cradle Rings and Mounting Bracket. Allows mounting on a wide variety of Meade and non-Meade German Equatorial Mounts and most photo tripods.