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Meade 20" MAX2 Advanced Coma-Free with German Equatorial Robotic Mount and Tripod

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class all its own. In a single, bold stroke, Meade has given the world a production mount that competes with the most expensive custom installations. Even with its massive payload capacity of 250 pounds excluding counterweights the MAX tracks as smoothly and accurately as if it were carrying a feather. The MAX's multiple attachment points let you load it up with wide-field astrographs, video indexing cameras, DSLRs or custom equipment without affecting tracking accuracy.

Features 20" diameter f/8 Meade Advanced Coma-Free Optics with Meade's Ultra High Transmission (UHTC) coatings. Focal length 4064mm. This highly sophisticated personal observatory features a very long list of advanced features including electronically controlled front focusing and collimation, a laser-aligned, fixed and oversized primary mirror, StarLock dual imager integrated full time autoguider, new optical tube support eliminating differential flexture, fully disengaging worm drives for critical balance control, built in cooling fan, multi-port control panels with USB, carbon fiber optical tube, built-In anti-dew heater, a genuine Sony® GPS Receiver, patented Level North Technology (LNT), Meade Smart Drive with PPEC (Permanent Periodic Error Correction), and an AutoStar II Handbox with 145,000 object library.

Includes a Meade 24mm Series 5000 Ultra-Wide Angle Eyepiece, 2" Diagonal Mirror w/UHTC, and a massive and extremely stable tripod. Also includes USB Cable connector and AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software compatible with Win XP. ASCOM compliant. AutoStar upgrades as they become available are posted for free download at www.meade.com. Ships on multiple pallets.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

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