Meade Series 6000 80mm f/6 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade Series 6000 80mm f/6 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade Series 6000 80mm f/6 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)

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Meade Series 6000 80mm f/6 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)

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  • 80mm Aperture Refractor OTA
  • 480mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • Apochromatic Triplet Lens System
  • FPL53 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 10:1 Dual-Speed Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • Adjustable Cradle-Ring Assembly
  • Series 5000 2" Star Diagonal
  • Hard Aluminum Foam-Lined Carry Case
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Aperture: 80mm (3.1), f/6

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Meade Series 6000 overview

  • 1Description

The Series 6000 80mm f/6 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope from Meade Instruments features a triplet apochromatic lens system with FPL53 extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and Meade's proprietary fully multi-coated optics. This combination of glass, lenses, and coatings virtually eliminates chromatic and spherical aberrations for clear and bright high-contrast images without distortion across the entire field of view, with true color rendition. This is a versatile optical tube assembly that can be used to image or observe detailed views of the Moon and planets, plus bright deep-sky objects. It is also portable enough to be used as a grab-and-go option over larger and heavier scopes; to be set up on a dual-mount rig for astrophotography/astroimaging, or used as a guide-scope on larger rigs.

A mounting cradle-ring clamps over the optical tube assembly (OTA) and allows the user to adjust the orientation and position of the scope relative to the mount to optimize viewing comfort and balance, while avoiding interference with other equipment. The scope is offered here without a mount or tripod, but a Vixen-style dovetail plate makes it compatible with any alt-az, EQ, or GoTo mount with a Vixen-style saddle. Its two-speed rack-and-pinion focuser helps make fine-focusing fast and precise. The focuser is equipped with an over-sized 2.5" drawtube to transmit enough light to cover today's camera sensors, and to be able to carry heavier loads like DSLRs and imaging rigs without flexing. A 90°-star diagonal is also included for more comfortable viewing. The mirror has dielectric coatings with a 99% light transmission for minimal light loss when using it.

Optical Performance
  • 80mm objective lens
  • 480mm focal length
  • Fast focal ratio of f/6 is ideal for astrophotography or imaging
  • Refractor-style optical design
  • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) FPL53 glass corrects chromatic aberration to improve color rendition
  • Triplet apochromatic lens system eliminates chromatic and spherical aberrations, eliminating off-axis comas and astigmatism, and providing true color rendition without distortion across the entire field of view
  • Fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission, while improving color, clarity, and contrast
  • Resolution: 1.4478 arcsec, Dawes' Limit
  • Retractable dew shield resists condensation build-up on the objective lens
Focusing System
  • Optimized for imaging
  • Rack-and-pinion design can carry more weight without flexing than similarly sized Crayford styles
  • 10:1 two-speed mechanism allows for precise focusing
  • 2.5" drawtube ensures full coverage of larger camera sensors without vignetting
  • 2" holder accepts common large accessories and eyepieces
  • Self-center locking ring that allows diagonals or cameras to be properly centered to the optical path every time the locking ring is engaged
  • Focuser lock knob locks the focuser in place for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Etched millimeter markings on the drawtube enable repeatable results
Mounting
  • Optical tube assembly only - mount and tripod required for proper use
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate
  • Cradle-ring assembly allows the scope orientation to be adjusted to avoid interference with gear or accessories, or on mount configuration
  • Weight: 6.6 pounds
Included Accessories
    Diagonal:
  • 2" snout and eyepiece holder
  • 1.25" reducer adapter to use the more common size eyepieces and accessories
  • Dielectric-coated for greater than 99% reflectivity
  • Manufactured with thermally-stable Pyrex glass
    Case:
  • Hard aluminum exterior with reinforced edges and corners
  • Hinged carry handles
  • Over-center latches pulls the lid down for maximum security
  • Custom-cut foam-lining protects OTA and accessories
UPC: 709942999075
In the Box
Meade Series 6000 80mm f/6 ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope (OTA Only)
  • Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal
  • Mounting Rings with Vixen-Style Dovetail
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Meade Series 6000 specs

    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 80mm
    Focal Length 480mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"
    Diagonal 90° star
    2" snout and eyepiece holder
    1.25" reducer adapter
    Finderscope None
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Vixen-style dovetail
    Optical Tube Dimensions 15.0" x 4.9" / 38.1 x 12.4 cm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 18.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.4 x 13.6 x 11.0"

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