Meade ETX125 Observer 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Meade ETX125 Observer 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Meade ETX125 Observer 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

B&H # MEETX125O MFR # 205005
Meade ETX125 Observer 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Meade ETX125 Observer 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Show MoreLess

Close

Now Viewing:

More Coming Soon
Expected availability: 7-14 business days 
Free Standard Shipping
Not eligible for Free Expedited Shipping

Product Highlights

  • 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
  • 1900mm Focal Length, f/15 Focal Ratio
  • UTHC Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Dual-Fork Motorized Alt-Az Mount
  • AudioStar GoTo Hand Controller
  • 30,000+ Object Updateable Database
  • Audio Tours, Multiple Alignment Options
  • Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod
  • Two Eyepieces and Red-Dot Finder
  • Runs on Eight AA Batteries
Show moreShow less

Accessories: Standard Accessory Package

Observer Accessory Package

Not available with current selections

Standard Accessory Package

Aperture: 127mm f/15

127mm f/15 90mm f/13.8

Not available with current selections

Man Behind Layer

B&H $1000 Giveaway

Share your most-wanted item with friends & family for chances to win a $1000 B&H Gift Card. It's that easy!

1 new winner announced every week!
Limit 1 entry per day; Come back every day to increase your chance of winning!

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Congrats to our winners so far — Mark P., Lauren K. & Daniel M.

Official Rules

OFFICIAL B&H $1,000.00 GIVEAWAY RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway (the "Giveaway" or "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about November 7, 2016 until on or about December 19, 2016 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share your most wanted item on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links found on the B&H Website (www.bhphoto.com); or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third-party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total three (3) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $1000.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize to the e-mail address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the e-mail account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An e-mail account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $1,000.00 Giveaway, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only

Email

Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0.00 Tax Collected Outside NY

You Pay: $699.00

OR
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List
  • 1Description

Meade Instruments' ETX125 Observer 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope is engineered with a convex meniscus lens which not only eliminates the need for periodic collimation, but the nature of the lens requires a smaller secondary mirror which limits obstruction and increases contrast. The Maksutov optical path results in a slower focal ratio and narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt design, but the optical benefits make this an ideal scope for planetary and double-star observation. For those who want to use it for astrophotography, an internal mirror flips down to direct the optical path straight back for prime-focus photography using a DSLR camera body and optional adapters. An equatorial tilt plate is included which allows for proper polar alignment and single-axis tracking, for smoother and more precise tracking as required by long-exposure photography.

The brains of this system is Meade's revolutionary AudioStar hand controller. Equipped with a 2-line LED display and 20-key red backlit keypad, it controls the motorized mount for precise GoTo capabilities. Its internal 30,000+ object database is updateable via the Internet, and has the capability to take you on hands-free guided tours of the night sky. What sets this iteration apart from its earlier counterparts is an integrated speaker that allows you to listen to over 4-hours of educational audio content while actively observing the sky without having to remove your eye from the scope.

Meade includes two eyepieces that produce 76x and 196x magnifications for well-rounded observational options, plus a red-dot finder which with its exceptional field of view makes finding objects faster and easier. Completing the package is a sturdy stainless steel tripod that provides a solid platform for the scope and mount.

Optical Performance
  • 127mm aperture
  • f/15 focal ratio
  • 1900mm focal length Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration
  • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations, and off-axis aberration (comas) across the entire field of view
  • Smaller secondary mirror versus Schmidt-Cassegrains reduces obstructions and increases contrast
  • Proprietary UTHC fully multi-coated optics reduce light loss and increase color fidelity and contrast
  • 90° internal flip mirror with threaded-back for prime-focus astrophotography
  • 1.25" upper eyepiece holder
  • Internal focusing mechanism
Mount
  • Dual fork alt-az
  • Motors: Dual DC servo motors with encoders
  • Bearings (Altitude): UHMW polyethylene
  • Bearings (Azimuth): PTFE
  • Runs on eight user-supplied AA batteries
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle and plate
AudioStar Hand Controller
  • Two-line LED display
  • Twenty-key alphanumeric keypad, red LED backlight
  • 30,000+ object database
  • User-friendly menu-driven system navigation
  • Multiple alignment methods
  • Internal speaker allows users to listen 4-hours of audio content that educates while actively observing
  • Guided tours available
  • Powered by mount to be lighter and easier to use
  • 24" coiled cord
  • Updateable via Internet using RS-232 port
Included Accessories
  • Red-dot finder for fast and easy alignment
  • 9.7mm focal length Super Plössl eyepiece yields 196x magnification
  • 26mm focal length Super Plössl eyepiece yields 76x magnification
  • Eyepieces accept most standard 1.25" filters
  • Tripod: Adjustable height with stainless steel legs
  • Equatorial mounting plate for precise polar alignment required for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Combination bubble level and compass
UPC: 709942997774
In the Box
Meade ETX125 Observer 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
  • AUDIOSTAR COMPUTER CONTROLER w/SPEAKER
  • 9.7mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • Steel Tripod with EQ Plate
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 127 mm
    Focal Length 1900 mm
    Focal Ratio f/15
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal Internal flip
    Finderscope Red-dot
    Tripod Stainless steel
    Adjustable-height
    Mount Type Dual fork mount
    Power Source 8 x AA batteries
    Dimensions 63.0 x 33.0 x 38.0" / 160.0 x 83.8 x 96.5 cm, assembled with tripod
    Weight OTA/Mount: 15.0 lb / 6.8 kg
    Tripod: 9.7 lb / 4.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 38.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 24.0 x 12.2"

    Meade ETX125 Observer 127mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope Review

    Be the first to review this item
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.