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Meade 130mm LX800 Telescope with StarLock
Meade 130mm LX800 Telescope with StarLock
Meade Instruments introduces the latest in a long line of advanced astronomical products. The all new Meade LX800 Equatorial Telescope Mount featuring StarLock technology is the most exciting product to hit the astronomy community in a decade. Now available with the new Series 6000 3 element air-spaced f/7 apochromatic refractor! This finely machined and finish OTA features superior optical performance a 3 Crayford-style 10:1 focuser and an optional 3 field flattener. Meade LX800 - Precision Machined Solid German Equatorial Mount Constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum the Meade LX800 mount presents a rock-solid platform with precision roller bearings on both axes and a 1.75 inch stainless steel R.A. shaft. Its .68 diameter brass worms and 5.8 inch diameter 225-tooth aluminum gears deliver smooth precise movement with up to a 90 pound instrument load. Add to this internal cabling and the AutoStar II fully-computerized GoTo system with GPS with a database of over 144000 objects. All this sets atop a new ultra-stable tripod. Meade StarLock - Full-Time Automatic Guiding StarLock is the heart of the Meade LX800 Mount. Its the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core StarLock uses a 80mm f/5 optic and a super wide angle lens in a two camera system that automatically finds your target in high-precision immediately captures a field star as dim as 11th magnitude and then guides to an incredible accuracy of one arcsecond. StarLock achieves this amazing accuracy because unlike add-on guiders StarLock is integrated into the telescope control system and communicates directly with the motor controllers in real time with a maximum precision of 0.01 arcseconds. There's no need for a separate guider or computer and the StarLock requires no calibration no use
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