Meade Series 6000 130mm ED Triplet APO


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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.

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Weight 17.7 lbs
Optical Design Refractor
Focal Ratio F7
What is more important to you? I want to photograph the night sky
Warranty One Year

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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 colour is virtually eliminated, yielding astonishing colour 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 millimetre 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 aluminium 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 33.3" x 6.1" x 6.1" and weighs 17.7 pounds.

Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty. 

  • Series 6000 130mm Triplet APO
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Vixen-style dovetail
  • D= 130mm. F= 910mm. f/7 Apochromatic Refracting Telescope
  • Aluminium Hard Carry Case Included
Series Series 6000 APO Refractors
UPC 709942360172
Warranty 1 Year
Focus System 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion. 10:1 focuser.
# of Elements 3
Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
Product Weight 17.7 lbs.
Clear Aperture 5.1"
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Focal Length 910mm
Focal Ratio f/7
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.890954
Focuser Mechanism 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser
Dovetail Vixen®-style
Dew Shield Yes
Control Panel N
Assembled Product Dimensions 33.3" x 6.1" x 6.1"
Assembled Product Weight 17.7 lbs.

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