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

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

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

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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
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Aperture: 127mm f/15

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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
  • 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
  • 9.7mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • Steel Tripod with EQ Plate
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
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    • 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
    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"

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