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Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor

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For crisp wide field observing and imaging, nothing beats a true triple-element apochromatic refractor (APO).  This is especially true in astrophotography, where APOs have produced some of the most beautiful images of the heavens ever taken from earth. But not all APOs are created equal. Today’s market is filled with semi-APOs (with two lenses instead of three) that don’t bring all colors to focus. Thanks to a two-year design process and a triple objective lens made from the highest quality ED (extra-low dispersion) glass, Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are virtually free of chromatic aberration (color fringing). This means they outperform the most expensive semi-APOs at a fraction of the cost. Expert observers will be delighted by the total absence of color fringing and the scope’s textbook-perfect pinpoint star images. Even beginners will notice the breathtaking high contrast and resolution of a Meade Series 6000 APO. The scope is available as a package with our new Series 5000 2" enhanced diagonal and an aluminum carrying case.

Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor #0306-00-05. For crisp wide field observing and imaging, nothing can beat a true triple-element Apochromatic Refractor (APO). Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are among the finest available optically at any price.

This impressive 80mm (3.1”) f/6 refractor has a focal length of 480mm, making it ideal for wide field observing and advanced astrophotography. Features a fully multi-coated triplet objective lens made from the highest quality FPL53 ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or "color fringing".

Features a super precise dual speed 2" Crayford focuser with 10:1 gear reduction for ultra fine focus control. Standard equipment also includes a Meade Series 5000 2" diagonal with 99% reflectivity, built in sliding dew shield, and an aluminum hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use. Also includes aluminum cradle ring assembly with dovetail compatible with many commercially available mounts including the Meade LX80 Multi-mount. Mount and eyepieces sold separately.

Optical tube measures approximately 18" long by 4" diameter and weighs 7.2 pounds.

Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty. 

PREMIUM ED GLASS: Meade uses the finest Japanese FCD1 ED (Extremely Low Dispersion) glass. This glass is created to achieve a very small
change in refractive index with different wavelengths of light. This makes it the perfect choice for a fast, high performance optical design like
the Series 6000 APOs.

 

FULLY MULTICOATED LENSES: Meade broadband multicoated lenses ensure maximum light transmission.

TRUE ED APOCHROMATIC TRIPLET: A true triplet optical design guarantees the textbook color correction you expect from a premium APO.

FULLY EXTENDABLE DEW SHIELD/SUN SHADE: An essential accessory built-in to the design for your convenience.

A Series 6000 APO is the ideal companion for your larger Schmidt-Cassegrain, Ritchey-Chrétien, or Newtonian scope. When piggybacked, a Series 6000 APO is the ideal wide-field photography scope when guided by the primary instrument
and doubles as a guide scope for the primary telescope. It also makes an ideal lightweight and portable scope for flawless visual observing.


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