Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

BH #MEETA80 • MFR #0306-00-05
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Key Features
  • 480mm, f/6
  • 3" / 80mm Aperture
  • True Triplet APO
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
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.

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Meade 0306-00-05 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fast Focal Ratio
  • 3Fully-Extendable Dew Shield
  • 42" Diagonal
  • 5Premium ED Glass
  • 6Cradle Rings and Mounting Bracket
  • 7Fully Multicoated Lenses
  • 8True ED Apochromatic Triplet
  • 9Dual Speed Crayford Focuser

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

Meade 0306-00-05 Specs

Optical DesignApochromatic Refractor
Aperture3" / 80 mm
Focal Length480 mm
Focal Ratiof/6
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter2"
Diagonal2"
Finderscopeno
Tripodno
Mount TypeGerman Equatorial & most photo tripods
Power Sourcen/a
Resolving Power 1.45 arc seconds
Optical Tube Dimensions4 x 18" / 10.2 x 45.7 cm
WeightOTA: 7.2 lb / 3.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight27.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 17 x 13"

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Can the cell be collimated?
Asked by: Anonymous
I would recommend contacting Meade directly for this type of inquiry. They would be able to help you with this kind of inquiry. Tel: 800-626-3233 Website: <a href= http://www.meade.com/ target= _blank >http://www.meade.com/</a>
Answered by: Alex S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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