Meade StarNavigator NG 125mm f/15 GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

Meade StarNavigator NG 125mm f/15 GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

Meade StarNavigator NG 125mm f/15 GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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Meade StarNavigator NG 125mm f/15 GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

Meade StarNavigator NG 125mm f/15 GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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Product Highlights

  • 125mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
  • 1900mm Focal Length, f/15 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Holder with 9mm and 26mm Eyepieces
  • Single-Fork Arm, Motorized Alt-Az Mount
  • AudioStar Computer Hand Controller
  • Updateable 30,000+ Object Database
  • One or Two-Star, and Easy Alignment
  • Audio Commentary on 500 Objects
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
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Aperture: 125mm, f/15

125mm, f/15 90mm, f/13.8
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  • 1Description

Meade Instruments' compact StarNavigator NG 125mm f/15 GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is ideal for users who want a portable yet powerful observation platform that is able to achieve high magnifications for detailed views of the moon and planets as well as the ability to reach out past our solar system to observe brighter deep-sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies. The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration 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 makes this an ideal scope for planetary and double-star observation.

Driving the dual-axis DC servo motors in the single-arm fork mount is the AudioStar hand controller. This update to their iconic AutoStar enables quick and easy set up and alignment to get you observing faster, while offering guided tours and audio commentary on 500 of its over 30,000 objects in the internal database.

Meade provides a 90° erect-image diagonal for comfortable viewing when the scope is pointed at or near the zenith. The diagonal also corrects views horizontally and vertically for using the StarNavigator as a conventional terrestrial spotting scope. Two eyepieces are included that produce 73x and 211x magnifications, and its single-speed internal focusing mechanism provides smooth and virtually vibration-free focusing. A full-sized adjustable-height aluminum tripod provides solid support for the mount and OTA while still being lightweight and portable.

Optical Performance
  • 125mm aperture
  • f/15 focal ratio
  • 1900mm focal length
  • Compact Maksutov-Cassegrain optical configuration
  • Multi-coated lenses reduce reflection to boost image brightness and contrast
  • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations, and comas (off-axis aberration) across the entire field of view
  • Compared to Schmidt-Cassegrains, secondary mirror reduce obstructions and increases contrast
  • Single-speed internal focuser
  • 1.25" visual back with eyepiece holder that can be used for astrophotography with optional T-thread and T-mount adapters
AudioStar Controller
  • 2-line, 18-character/line red LED display with 20-button red backlit user interface
  • 30,000+ object data base, flash updateable
  • Near and deep-sky objects, stars, constellations, comets, asteroids, Messier and SAO catalogs
  • Guided tours based on current location, date, and time
  • Astronomer Inside: Audio commentary about 500 objects including the Moon, planets, galaxies, and nebulae; information includes size, distance, temperature, and mythology
Mount and Tripod
  • Single fork-arm mount
  • Dual-axis DC servo motors provides smooth and accurate variable-rate tracking
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum tripod
  • Adjustable height with independent locking leg sections
  • Accessory tray
Included Accessories
  • 9mm eyepiece produces 211x
  • 26mm eyepiece produces 73x
  • 90° erect-image diagonal corrects images horizontally and vertically for use as a terrestrial spotting scope
  • Red-dot finderscope makes alignment and spot-observation easy
  • Combination bubble level and compass aides in setup and alignment
UPC: 709942997972
In the Box
Meade StarNavigator NG 125mm f/15 GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
  • AudioStar GoTo Hand Controller
  • 9mm Eyepiece
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 90° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • Red-Dot Finder with Bracket
  • Bubble Level/Compass
  • AudioStar Software DVD
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 125 mm
    Focal Length 1900mm
    Focal Ratio f/15.2
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° 1.25" erect-image
    Finderscope Red-dot
    Tripod Adjustable-height, aluminum
    Mount Type Motorized alt-az, single fork-arm
    Power Source 8 x AA batteries
    Dimensions 53.0 x 24.0 x 24.0" / 134.6 x 61.0 x 61.0 cm, fully assembled
    Weight 16.0 lb / 7.3 kg, total
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 26.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.0 x 18.8 x 9.5"

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