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Meade - 6" LightSwitch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Model#: 0610-03-12

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The LT series is a fully featured Go To telescope that sets a new high-performance standard for telescopes starting under $1,000. Its legendary Meade SC optics, along with precision worm gear drives, sturdy die-cast aluminum mount and robust steel tripod make this the ultimate platform for high-resolution visual observation and imaging. Simply put, an LT series is the ideal telescope for any astronomer who demands superior optics, mechanics and computer control in a compact high-performance package.



Legendary Meade Optics


The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade Instruments offers you the finest optics...period. Our advanced, proprietary processes deliver the highest quality professional grade optics available. For those who want more, we offer our patented Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF) system, delivering distortion free, sharp-as-a-tack optical resolution from edge to edge. Compare our Advanced Coma-Free system to Ritchey-Chrétien systems selling for thousands of dollars more. ACF's quality will astound you.



AutoStar Computer Controller


After a quick and easy alignment, the AutoStar computer controller guides the telescope to any of the over 30,000 objects in its comprehensive library, automatically. Don't know what to see Simply choose the "Tonight's Best" tour, and AutoStar will show you the evenings finest objects. Planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, double and variable stars, asteroids, comets, earth satellites, the International Space Station and more, are all included in the 30,000 plus database. AutoStar is updateable with downloads from our web site.
 

Precision Construction


A rigid, die-cast aluminum mount solidly supports the optical tube in all sky orientations. Precision 4.875" diameter worm gears in both axes provides smooth Sidereal tracking of objects in the night sky. The stable, fully adjustable steel tripod delivers all the rigidity required in sensitive field applications.
 

The Meade LT series delivers an astounding level of optical, mechanical and computer performance in a telescope - all for under $1,000. No other telescope delivers this level of performance or value.

Product Series

The LT series is a fully featured Go To telescope that sets a new high-performance standard for telescopes starting under $1,000. Its legendary Meade SC optics, along with precision worm gear drives, sturdy die-cast aluminum mount and robust steel tripod make this the ultimate platform for high-resolution visual observation and imaging. Simply put, an LT series is the ideal telescope for any astronomer who demands superior optics, mechanics and computer control in a compact high-performance package.

  

Legendary Meade Optics
The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade Instruments offers you the finest optics...period. Our advanced, proprietary processes deliver the highest quality professional grade optics available. For those who want more, we offer our patented Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF) system, delivering distortion free, sharp-as-a-tack optical resolution from edge to edge. Compare our Advanced Coma-Free system to Ritchey-Chrétien systems selling for thousands of dollars more. ACF's quality will astound you.

 

 

AutoStar Computer Controller
After a quick and easy alignment, the AutoStar computer controller guides the telescope to any of the over 30,000 objects in its comprehensive library, automatically. Don't know what to see Simply choose the "Tonight's Best" tour, and AutoStar will show you the evenings finest objects. Planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, double and variable stars, asteroids, comets, earth satellites, the International Space Station and more, are all included in the 30,000 plus database. AutoStar is updateable with downloads from our web site.

  

  

 

Precision Construction
A rigid, die-cast aluminum mount solidly supports the optical tube in all sky orientations. Precision 4.875" diameter worm gears in both axes provides smooth Sidereal tracking of objects in the night sky. The stable, fully adjustable steel tripod delivers all the rigidity required in sensitive field applications.

 

 

The Meade LT series delivers an astounding level of optical, mechanical and computer performance in a telescope - all for under $1,000. No other telescope delivers this level of performance or value.

 

Additional Information

Name Meade - 6" LightSwitch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Manufacturer Meade
Model 0610-03-12
AC Adapter optional
Alignment Procedures Automatic
Aperture 6" (152mm)
Batteries 8 AA (user supplied)
Camera Resolution 640 x 480
CCD ECLIPS color
Computer Hand Control AutoStar III GOTO keypad
Database 100,000 objects
Dimensions OTA 7" x 14.2" L
Eyepieces 1
Eyepiece 1 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
Eyepiece Apparent FOV 51°
Eyepiece Barrel Size 2", 1.25" adapter incl
Eyepiece Eye Relief 13mm
Eyepiece 1 Magnification 59x
Finderscope SmartFinder LED
Focal Length 1524mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Focuser Helical
Fork Arm cast aluminum Single Arm
GPS yes
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Internal Clock Time chip
Limiting Stellar Magnitude mag 14
Motor Drive RA and DEC DC servos - both axes w/ encoders, 4.875" precision worm gear
Mount Single Fork with GOTO alt/az
Optical Coatings Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube aluminum
Power Requirements 12V dc
Primary Mirror Low expansion Borrosillicate Glass
Resolution (Dawes) 0.760 arc seconds
Slew Speeds RA and DEC: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, sidereal and 1.5°/sec, 3°/sec, 6.5°/sec
Star Diagonal 1.25" diagonal prism
Tripod LS tripod
Tripod Legs steel
USB Cable USB port
Viewfinder Red-Dot
Warranty 1 yr