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Meade LS 6 Inch Advanced Coma Free Lightswitch Telescope

Manufacturer Product Number: 0610-03-10

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  • Meade LS 6" ACF
  • Objective end
  • Observing end
  • Overhead view of eyepiece
  • OTA mount
  • Focuser knob
  • Hand controller - input device
  • Eclipse module
  • Interface ports
  • Power switch
  • SD Card slot
  • Battery compartment
  • Accessory Tray
  • Bubble level compass
  • CD-ROM and Quick start guide
  • Tripod extension

Quick Overview

The most sophisticated, easiest to use telescope anywhere. Simply flip the switch and the LS automatically aligns itself.










Details

 

Meade's revolutionary LS™ LightSwitch™ series of telescopes use advanced technologies like GPS, LNT™ and ECLIPS™ CCD imaging to do what no other consumer telescopes have done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope. Simply flip the switch and the LS automatically aligns itself. All this combined with Meade's Advanced Coma-Free optical system provides the stargazer with the most sophisticated, yet easiest to use telescope ever.

 

FEATURES

 

Astronomer Inside™ takes you on a guided multimedia tour of the best objects in your sky. The aluminum mount is lightweight and portable, yet has a rigid structure with precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy.

 

LightSwitch™ Technology  The LS knows where it is in time and space even if you don't. Just flip the switch and be ready to explore the cosmos. Innovative technology is applied to make using the LS simple, easy and fun.

 

ECLIPS™ Module  The ECLIPS color CCD camera (640x480 resolution) lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external (user supplied) monitor or store them on a (user supplied) SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out.

 

AutoStar III  The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions.

 

Optional 3.5" Video Monitor  The Meade 3.5 inch LCD display monitor will enhance the use of any Meade telescope with Astronomer Inside™ technology by allowing the user to view the informative video presentations built into the telescope. With the display monitor connected to the telescope, you can learn the secrets and details of the objects you observe while you are viewing them. The Astronomer Inside will tell you about the planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more in a fun and interesting way. With the Meade 3.5 inch display, you will explorer the universe in a way you never have before.

 

 


Technical Specifications and Dimensions:

 

Weights and Dimensions  
OTA Dimensions 7" x 14.2"L
Tripod Weight 9 lbs.
Tripod Dimensions

25.5" to 43.5" variable    

Telescope weight (not including tripod)     28 lbs.


Clear Aperture 6" (152mm)

Optical Design

Advanced Coma-Free
Focal Length 1,524mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Mounting Rigid Cast-Aluminum single arm
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.760 arcseconds
AutoStar Controller AudioStar III
Object Database 100,000 objects
Viewfinder Red-Dot
Eyepiece 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
Diagonal 1.25" diagonal prism
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 3 arcminutes
Go-To Pointing Precision (Approx.) 5 arcminutes
Slow Motion Controls Electronic
Slew Speeds RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec. 
Tripod LS Tripod
Batteries (User-Supplied)

8 x C cells

Battery Life (Typical) 60 hrs.
Power 12V DC, 5 amp power supply (optional)

 

 

Additional Features

 
GPS Receiver

Yes

True Level & North Sensors (LNT)

Yes

Time Chip Yes
Electronic Focuser Optional
Oversized Primary Mirror

Yes 

AutoStar Suite Planetarium Software        

Included

Astronomer Inside Yes
Eclispe Finder Yes

 

Materials  
Primary Mirror & Secondary Mirrors           Low expansion borrosilicate glass
Correcting Plate/Lens

Schott Water-white Glass

Optical Tube

Aluminum

 

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