Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

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Product Highlights

  • 480mm, f/6
  • 3" / 80mm Aperture
  • True Triplet APO
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
  • Fully Multicoated Lenses
  • 2" Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
  • 2" Diagonal
  • Dew Shield
  • Cradle Rings and Mounting Bracket
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Meade 0306-00-05 overview

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The Series 6000 80 mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope from Meade is a true triplet apochromatic 480mm f/6 refractor that delivers crisp wide-field astro-imaging and observing. Featuring Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and a 3" aperture, the 80mm ED Triplet APO is an excellent choice for astrophotography or celestial viewing. It is enhanced with picture-perfect, pinpoint star images and a near absence of color fringing. The 2" Crayford Dual Speed Focuser ensures smooth and repeatable focusing with zero image shift. A fully-extendable dew shield is integrated into the aluminum optical tube.

Of all the telescope designs available today, the apochromatic refractor is the architecture that supplies the greatest contrast and resolution. It won't provide the light gathering capacity per dollar of Dobsonians or Newtonian reflectors nor the portability per aperture of Schmidt-Cassegrains. They do provide the most enviable views, with the darkest of background skys, the sharpest widest fields and the highest contrasts that are virtually free of chromatic aberration.

Fast Focal Ratio
f/6 fast focal ratio for wide field astrophotography
Fully-Extendable Dew Shield
Built into the telescope, protecting it from dew build up and stray light
2" Diagonal
Enhanced, 99% reflectivity, slip-fit, 2" diagonal accepts a universe of eyepieces
Premium ED Glass
FPL53 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass is used to extend color correction, brightness, and clarity
Cradle Rings and Mounting Bracket
Provides mounting options for a wide variety of Meade and non-Meade German Equatorial Mounts and most photo tripods
Fully Multicoated Lenses
Multiple layers on all air to glass surfaces ensures maximum light transmission for a brighter, higher-contrasted image
True ED Apochromatic Triplet
A true triplet optical design engineered with 3 air-spaced objective elements to equalize the focal points of the red, green and blue light wave lengths. This nearly eliminates any color aberration or fringing around objects
Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
Zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 control, dispenses smooth and repeatable focusing with no image shift. A fine focus for super sharp visuals and images. Machined aluminum affords strength and durability while the 2" diameter allows a wide range of accessories
In the Box
Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope
  • 2" Diagonal
  • Dew Shield
  • 2 x Cradle Rings
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Crayford Focuser
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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    Meade 0306-00-05 specs

    Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
    Aperture 3" / 80 mm
    Focal Length 480 mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"
    Diagonal 2"
    Finderscope no
    Tripod no
    Mount Type German Equatorial & most photo tripods
    Power Source n/a
    Resolving Power 1.45 arc seconds
    Optical Tube Dimensions 4 x 18" / 10.2 x 45.7 cm
    Weight OTA: 7.2 lb / 3.3 kg
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    Package Weight 27.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.0 x 17.0 x 13.0"

    Meade 0306-00-05 reviews

    Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertised, excellent optics Everything and then some, perfect grab and go scope.
    Date published: 2013-11-17
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