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Meade - Canon 6" LXD75 with EOS 60DA Complete Kit - DISCONTINUED

Model#: 0605-75-02+6596B002

Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Meade

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This package is discontinued. We recommend the Celestron package instead.

Meade N6-AT 6" f/5 Newtonian Telescope on LXD75 AT With Canon 60DA Imaging Kit

This Complete Kit includes Scope, Mount, Camera (complete Kit) Camera adapters, Cable release and more.....

 The 6" Newtonian Reflector is like a little brother to the Meade LightBridge Dobsonians. It shares many of the same practical benefits...an inexpensive Newtonian design. Fewer parts. Nothing to go wrong. Unlike a Dobsonian, the Meade LXD75 Newtonian has a Deluxe AutoStar(R) controller and motorized drives that will automatically GoTo and track over 30,000 celestial objects. The scope has enough aperture to offer a serious step up from the average starter scope. But it is still lightweight, portable, and relatively inexpensive.

 

The LXD75 series is the perfect "step-up" telescope for anyone who wants to see farther and begin to explore astrophotography with a Meade DSI imager. This series gives you a solid GoTo mount with time-tested pointing and tracking accuracy and enough aperture to capture the faint light of tantalizing deep space objects. It also makes premium optics (including the elite Schmidt-Newtonian optical design that only Meade makes) affordable to everyone. The LXD75 German Equatorial Mount is the most sturdy, worm-driven, computer-compatible mount you will find for the money.  The entire LXD75 series is built around the sturdy LXD75 German Equatorial Mount that can also be used with other old or new optical tube assemblies in your collection.

 

Meade LXD75 Reflector Newtonian TelescopeMeade N6-AT 6" f/5 Newtonian Telescope on LXD75 AT Mount Features:

Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optics are mounted in precision-machined aluminum cells and mounted in sturdy steel tubes which are baked with high-grade textured enamel paint. The optical tube assembly is closed, reducing air currents inside the tube. This prevents distortion of an otherwise sharp image. Plus, a closed tube significantly helps keep the optics clean.The corrector lens fully corrects for spherical aberration and provides pinpoint star images. Water white glass is used in all Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain corrector lenses to maximize light transmission. The use of water white glass results in an increase of light transmission in excess of 10%, as compared to competing telescopes using soda lime glass.Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain corrector lenses and mirrors are individually figured to create a superior optical system which is renowned for its exquisite smoothness and performance. Premium-grade Pyrex mirrors are used in all Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optical systems, providing exceptional thermal stability versus competing models using standard plate glass.Meade's Schmidt-Newtonians have extremely fast, well corrected f/Ratios for short photographic exposure times and wide fields-of-view.2" Rack and pinion focuser on Schmidt-Newtonian & Refractor models allows the user to achieve a precise focus. Accepts both 1.25" & 2" eyepieces.Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optics are manufactured at Meade's state-of-the-art facility in Irvine, California, then performance tested on an Interferometer.The AutoStar controller helps you quickly find, and GO TO over 30,000 objects in the night sky. View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and comets…all at the push of a button. AutoStar is pre-programmed with several guided tours, including the popular Tonight's Best™. Input date, time and location—then let AutoStar take you on a guided tour of the best objects that particular night.The LXD75 is a sturdy mount with heavy-duty castings. It was designed by Meade's engineers and manufactured for high-performance observing and astrophotography.The sturdy Meade LXD75 German Equatorial Mount is accurate and precise. The RA and Dec axes move effortlessly on four high-precision stainless steel ball bearings.High-precision worm gears are located on both axes for smooth tracking and slewing.For even more precise pointing, use the HPP (High Precision Pointing) function. HPP puts objects in the center of the field-of-view, which allows you to confirm deep sky objects at the faintest limits of the telescope's capability.Periodic Error Correction (PEC) corrects periodic errors on the RA axis over the course of one or more training periods, thereby minimizing guiding corrections during long-exposure photography. The LXD75 9-Speed Drive is controlled from the AutoStar controller, from a rapid slew rate of 4.5°/sec. to 1x sidereal.3-Star Alignment ensures precise alignment. It eliminates the need for a complicated optical/mechanical alignment process.Variable-height heavy-duty field tripod with spreader bar brace provides the stability and vibration damping required for visual observation and astrophotography.The LXD75 mount includes an illuminated polar alignment viewfinder for quick, precise polar alignment.The Meade LXD75 German Equatorial Mount is powered by 8 D-size batteries. It can also be powered by an optional car cigarette lighter (#607 DC Power Cord) or #547 AC wall adapter.

 

Other standard features:

Included Polar Illuminated Viewfinder, RA Control System: 9-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 12v DC, 72mm (2.83") worm gear, Declination Control System: 9-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 12v DC, 72mm (2.83") worm gear, Hemispheres of Operation: North and South, GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.): 15 arc mins., Slow-Motion Controls: electric, both axes, Bearings: 2 – Ball Bearings RA: outer – 1x58mm, 1x47mm; inner – 1x45mm, 1x35mm DEC: outer – 1x72mm, 1x47mm; inner – 1x55mm, 1x30mm, AutoStar(R) Hand Controller: PIC 16C57 microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit, Main Telescope Controller: Motorola(R) 68HC11 microprocessor; 1-Megabyte flash memory (field reprogrammable); 32K RAM, Slew Speeds both axes: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 4.5°/sec. and Tracking Rates: sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates.

Stellar Performer. Canon 60Da
For photographers who look to the sky, Canon is proud to offer the new EOS 60Da DSLR. Following in the popularity of the EOS 20Da, the EOS 60Da is tailor made just for astrophotography. It's designed to ensure accurate depictions of the reddish hues when photographing diffuse nebulae in the nighttime sky with the increased sensitivity of hydrogen-alpha (Hα) lines (656nm). With the same advanced features of the EOS 60D DSLR, including a Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor for Live View compositions, an amazing 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) and more, the EOS 60Da is both capable and simple. Perfect for long exposures while gazing up into the sky, there's nothing like the EOS 60Da.

 
Features:

Brilliant Capture of the Entire Spectrum of Color in the Sky.

Increased IR sensitivity for astrophotography allowing crisp, clear images of reddish, diffuse nebulae.
 To capture the full range of colors given off by diffuse nebulae in the sky, the EOS 60Da features a specially tailored infrared blocking filter that allows the light normally blocked by a typical DSLR's filter to be captured by the camera's sensor. This means that the reddish hydrogen-alpha (Hα) light (656nm) gasses unseen by a normal DSLR are captured brightly and clearly on the EOS 60Da. With its modified infrared blocking filter, the EOS 60Da captures approximately 3x the hydrogen-alpha (Hα) rays than the EOS 60D, resulting in astrophotography that is sharper, clearer and more accurate in the depiction of naturally occurring reddish hues of diffuse nebulae.


EOS Performance, Brilliant Results.

18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
 The EOS 60Da features an 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a high level of resolution it's easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth even with the long exposures associated with astrophotography 
 
ISO 100–6400; expandable to ISO 12800 in H mode
 With a broad range of ISO settings, expandable up to ISO 12800 with Custom Functions, the EOS 60Da can capture fine details with low noise, which is exceptionally ideal for the challenging conditions of astrophotography.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor
 The DIGIC 4 Image Processor - the same found on the original EOS 60D - ensures that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS 60Da offers multiple aspect ratio shooting, in-camera RAW image processing, creative filters, image resizing and provides S2 and S3 image-recording quality thanks to the power of the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. With dazzling results, the DIGIC 4 Image Processor also works to capture and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 5.3 fps, as well as 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, no matter the exposure.

Bright and Easy Viewing at Any Angle.

Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD and Live View.
 The EOS 60Da features a bright, high resolution, flip-out Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor for shooting at a variety of angles. Convenient in all situations, the monitor's flexibility lends itself to tripod-mounted shooting towards the sky, offering a comfortable alternative to through-the-lens composition.

With 1,040,000 dots for spectacular detail, the advanced, smudge-resistant monitor includes high transparency materials plus anti-reflective and water-repellant coatings to provide clear and bright viewing. Superb for reviewing, editing and deleting photos or composing new images in Live View function, the Vari-angle Clear View LCD monitor is also the perfect means for accessing camera settings like ISO, metering modes, AF Point selection, and the horizontal Electronic Level

Product Series

Sturdy Mount with Heavy-Duty Castings Designed by Meade's engineers and manufactured for high-performance observing and astrophotography. Shaft & Bearing System The sturdy German Equatorial Mount is accurate and precise. The RA and Dec axes move effortlessly on four highprecision stainless steel ball bearings. High-Precision Worm Gears Located on both axes for smooth tracking and slewing. High-Precision Pointing (HPP) For even more precise pointing use the HPP function. HPP puts objects in the center of the field-of view which allows you to confirm deep sky objects at the faintest limits of the telescope's capability. Periodic Error Correction Corrects periodic errors on the RA axis over the course of one or more training periods, thereby minimizing guiding corrections during long-exposure photography. 9-Speed Drive Controls From a rapid slew rate of 4.5°/sec. to 1x sidereal-it's all controlled from the AutoStar controller. 3-Star Alignment Ensures precise alignment. It eliminates the need for a complicated optical/mechanical alignment process. Heavy-Duty Tripod Variable-height field tripod with spreader bar brace provides the stability and vibration damping required for visual observation and astrophotography. Illuminated Polar Alignment Viewfinder For quick, precise polar alignment. Power Supply Powered by 8 D-size batteries. Can also be powered by optional car cigarette lighter or AC wall adapter. MEADE AUTOSTAR® The AutoStar controller helps you quickly find, and GO TO over 30,000 objects in the night sky. View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and comets…all at the push of a button. AutoStar is pre-programmed with several guided tours, including the popular Tonight's Best™. Input date, time and location-then let AutoStar take you on a guided tour of the best objects that particular night. STANDARD FEATURES * Telescope Mounting: LXD75, German-type * Setting Circle Diameters, RA and Dec.: 2.25" * Polar Illuminated Viewfinder: included * RA Control System: 9-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 12v DC, 72mm (2.83") worm gear * Declination Control System: 9-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 12v DC, 72mm (2.83") worm gear * Hemispheres of Operation: North and South * GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.): 15 arc mins. * Slow-Motion Controls: electric, both axes * Bearings: 2 – Ball Bearings RA: outer – 1x58mm, 1x47mm; inner – 1x45mm, 1x35mm DEC: outer – 1x72mm, 1x47mm; inner – 1x55mm, 1x30mm * AutoStar® Hand Controller: PIC 16C57 microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit * Main Telescope Controller: Motorola® 68HC11 microprocessor; 1-Megabyte flash memory (field reprogrammable); 32K RAM * Batteries (user-supplied): 8 x D-cells. LXD75-Series models may alternatively be powered from an automobile cigarette lighter plug, using the #607 Power Cord, or from a 115v AC home outlet, using the #547 AC Adapter; both the #607 and the #547 include 25 ft. cords. (not included) * Battery Life (approx.): 40 hours * Onboard Celestial Object Database: 30,223 objects * Slew Speeds both axes: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 4.5°/sec. * Tracking Rates: sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates

Additional Information

Name Meade - Canon 6" LXD75 with EOS 60DA Complete Kit - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Meade
Model 0605-75-02+6596B002
Discountinued Yes