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Meade SERIES 5000 80 mm Triplet ED APO OTA

B&H # ME80EDTAPO Mfr # 0306-00-03
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Apochromatic Refractor
  • Aperture: 3.1"/80 mm
  • Focal Length: 480 mm f/6.0
  • 2.0" Crayford Focuser
  • 2.0" Diagonal
  • ED Glass
  • Fully Multicoated Lenses
  • Aluminum Carry Case

The Series 5000 80 mm Triplet ED APO OTA from Meade is a 3-element apochromatic refractor telescope with an aperture of 3.1" and a focal length of 480 mm. It's designed to deliver crisp wide-field viewing capability, and outstanding astrophotography performance.

Featuring a triple objective lens manufactured from high-quality ED (extra-low dispersion) glass, the Series 5000 ED APO virtually eliminates all chromatic aberration. The absence of color fringing allows for textbook-perfect pinpoint star images - with the Series 5000 ED APO, deep-sky observers can depend on stunning high-resolution viewing.

The Series 5000 ED APO OTA comes fitted with a 2.0" Crayford focuser and a Series 5000 2.0" diagonal. The manual dual-speed focusing unit offers a 10:1 gear-reduction for ultra-fine focus control. The 2.0" diagonal accepts 2.0" eyepieces, and its optical path is reported to provide up to 99% light transmission.

The Series 5000 OTA can be attached to standard photo-style tripods with its included mounting bracket that offers 1/4"-20 mounting bolts. This mounting bracket can also be secured to the existing dovetail on Meade's LXD75 tripod without modification.

Optical Performance
  • Objective: 3.1" / 80 mm
  • Focal length: 480 mm f/6.0
  • Optical design: 3-element apochromatic refractor
  • Optical lenses: fully multicoated to enhance light transmission. Air spaced lens cells with extremely low dispersion glass
  • ED glass: nearly eliminates secondary chromatic aberration. Achieves a very small change in refractive index with different wavelengths of light
Construction
  • Aluminum OTA
  • Retractable and removable dew shield
  • Mounting bracket: 1/4"-20 bolts, compatible with most tripods, including Meade's LXD75
Use and Handling
  • Diagonal: Series 5000 2" diagonal with 99% reflectivity
  • Focuser: 2.0" dual-speed Crayford style. Tension knob and lock knob included. Micrometer scale etched on draw tube. Thumbscrew clamps: non-marring Brass ring. 10:1 fine-focus ratio
Optical Design Refractor
Aperture 3.1" / 80 mm
Focal Length 480 mm
Focal Ratio f/6.0
Resolving Power Not specified by manufacturer
Limiting Magnitude Not specified by manufacturer
Dovetail Plate Not specified by manufacturer
Visual Back Not specified by manufacturer
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2.0"
Finderscope 8x50
Optical Tube Dimensions 15 x 4.9 x 4.9" / 38.1 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm
Weight 6.6 lb / 2.99 kg
Meade SERIES 5000 80 mm Triplet ED APO OTA
  • 2.0" Diagonal
  • Aluminum Carry Case
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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