115mm Series 6000 ED Triplet APO


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  • Sky & Telescope Test Report by Rod Mollise

  • Series 6000 115mm Triplet APO

  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics

  • Vixen-style dovetail

  • D= 115mm. F= 805mm. f/7 ED Apochromatic Refracting Telescope

  • Aluminum Hard Carry Case Included

SKU: 261002

Product Description

Check out the Sky & Telescope Test Report by Rod Mollise on Meade's Series 6000 115mm APO. "What's the best compliment I can give the Meade Series 6000 115mm ED Triplet APO refractor? [...] While there's no such thing as an all-purpose telescope, this excellent instrument was as close to taht as any telescope I've used in a long time."

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 29.5" x 5.25" x 5.25" and weighs 12.2 pounds.

Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty. 


Review by:
This scope can not only hold it's own at a star party, but will outshine even the largest telescopes. I took my 115mm APO to a star party where I was able to easily see the clouds of dust from the Andromeda galaxy, the only other scope that could get that sort of detail was a 24inch Dob that needed a ladder to see through the eyepiece. This telescopes glass quality is insanely sharp, and lets you capture the finest detail in not only your visual observations, but also in photographing the night sky. (Posted on 7/12/2018)


Series Series 6000 APO Refractors
UPC 709942999082
Warranty 1 Year
# of Elements 3
Product Weight 12.2 lbs.
Clear Aperture 115mm
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Focal Length 805mm
Focal Ratio f/7
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 1.007 arc-seconds
Focuser Mechanism 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
Dovetail Vixen®-style
Dew Shield Yes
Assembled Product Dimensions 29.5" x 5.25" x 5.25"
Assembled Product Weight 12.2 lbs.