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Meade - ETX-125 AT (f/15) Maksutov-Cassegrain with UHTC/wo tripod - DISCONTINUED

Model#: 0515-03-50

Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Meade

etx125uhtc/wo tripod

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This is a discontinued item. We recommend the Bushnell version instead.

With twice the light-collecting area of the ETX-90AT, the ETX-125AT permits a much broader range of astronomical study. Jupiter's cloud belts, for example, are observable at a significantly heightened level of detail, with whirls and festoons and the Great Red Spot readily visible as they transit the planet's disc; the Cassini division in Saturn's rings is routinely seen, as are additional features of the planet's surface, even under less than perfect seeing conditions; microfine lunar detail beyond the reach of smaller telescopes can be resolved in the ETX-125AT. In deep-space the ETX-125AT's larger aperture enables the observation of galaxies and nebulae in much wider extension and permits the resolution of celestial objects as faint as magnitude 12.5. The entire Messier listing of 110 objects is now not only visible, but, in addition, every object takes on a readily discernible structure. The observer who accepts astronomy as a serious field of interest will find the Meade ETX-125AT a deeply satisfying instrument for a lifetime of high-resolution astronomical study.

With twice the light-collecting area of the ETX-90AT, the ETX-125AT permits a much broader range of astronomical study. Jupiter's cloud belts, for example, are observable at a significantly heightened level of detail, with whirls and festoons and the Great Red Spot readily visible as they transit the planet's disc; the Cassini division in Saturn's rings is routinely seen, as are additional features of the planet's surface, even under less than perfect seeing conditions; microfine lunar detail beyond the reach of smaller telescopes can be resolved in the ETX-125AT. In deep-space the ETX-125AT's larger aperture enables the observation of galaxies and nebulae in much wider extension and permits the resolution of celestial objects as faint as magnitude 12.5. The entire Messier listing of 110 objects is now not only visible, but, in addition, every object takes on a readily discernible structure. The observer who accepts astronomy as a serious field of interest will find the Meade ETX-125AT a deeply satisfying instrument for a lifetime of high-resolution astronomical study. #497 Autostar Computer Controller One of the most important advances in telescope control in the past 25 years, the Meade #497 Autostar Computer Controller turns the ETX-90AT, ETX-105AT, or ETX-125AT into an automatic celestial object locating system. Just plug the Autostar into the telescope's HBX port, do a quick (less than one minute!) telescope alignment, and you're ready to observe any object in the Autostar's 30,000-object database.Best of all, the Meade Autostar is easy to use. Even the most novice observer will find himself or herself locating dozens of fascinating celestial objects the very first night out - from commonly-observed objects such as the rings of Saturn, the satellites of Jupiter, and the Orion Nebula (M42); to more difficult objects such as the Ring Nebula (M57) in Lyra, the Spiral Galaxy (M33) in Triangulum, and the Sombrero Galaxy (M104) in Virgo; to very obscure objects near the telescope's threshold of visibility such as the diffuse nebula NGC 6559 in Sagittarius, the galactic star cluster NGC 1778 in Auriga, and the spiral galaxy NGC 3310 in Ursa Major. The #497 Autostar Computer Controller is included as standard equipment with ETX-90AT, ETX-105AT, and ETX-125AT Astro Telescopes. Any of Autostar's database objects can be called up and entered on the hand controller display in seconds. The observer then simply presses the GO TO pushbutton and watches as the telescope automatically slews (moves) to the object and places it in the field of view. The effect of Autostar is to bring objects easily within reach which were previously unreachable for all but the most dedicated of amateur astronomers. Includes: * Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube assembly (D = 127mm (5.0"), F = 1900mm, f/15) with MgF2 coatings on the correcting lens and standard aluminum coatings on the primary and secondary mirrors (Ultra�High Transmission Coatings available optionally); * Internal flip�mirror system for either straight�through or 90° observing position; * Aluminum fork mount with electric slow-motion controls, setting circles and locks on both axes; * Electronic control panel; * 9�speed (from 2x sidereal to 5°/sec) dual�axis motor drive system with #497 Autostar controller; * Sidereal�rate tracking in either altazimuth or equatorial mode; * Internal battery compartment accepting eight (user�supplied) AA�size batteries; * 8 x 25mm right�angle viewfinder; * Series 4000 Super Pl�ssl 26mm eyepiece (1.25�); *  Operating instructions.

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Name Meade - ETX-125 AT (f/15) Maksutov-Cassegrain with UHTC/wo tripod - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Meade
Model 0515-03-50
Discountinued Yes