Meade - ETX 125-AT 127mm GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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MEA-205011
$999.99
Availability : ETA Summer 2024
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The Meade ETX125 features 127mm (5") f/15 telescope optics with Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), providing exceptionally bright images with high contrast and clarity.

This telescope is a full Go-To computerized system packaged in an extremely compact form, weighing just 26 lbs. when assembled. This makes it ideal for both backyard observations and travel to dark sky locations.

Internally powered by 8x AA-cell batteries (not included), the ETX telescope also offers the convenience of a 12v input jack for optional external power sources.

The included #884 tripod provides a stable footing with adjustable chrome-coated steel legs, and a built-in EQ tilt plate.

It comes equipped with a 26mm Super Plössl telescope eyepiece, smartphone holder, a red-dot Viewfinder, an eyepiece accessory tray, and a sturdy chrome-plated tubular steel tripod.

2 year manufacturer warranty.

Meade ETX125 Maksutov Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

The Meade ETX125 features 127mm (5") f/15 telescope optics with Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), providing exceptionally bright images with high contrast and clarity. This telescope is a full Go-To computerized system packaged in an extremely compact form, weighing just 26 lbs. when assembled. This makes it ideal for both backyard observations and travel to dark sky locations. Internally powered by 8x AA-cell batteries (not included), the ETX telescope also offers the convenience of a 12v input jack for optional external power sources. Additionally, it comes equipped with a 26mm Super Plössl telescope eyepiece, Red-dot Viewfinder, eyepiece accessory tray, and a sturdy chrome-plated tubular steel tripod.

Meade ETX125 Features

  • Ample 5" aperture with a Maksutov Cassegrain design excels at delivering high contrast and bright views, make this a versatile telescope for observational astronomy. 
  • Fully computerized GoTo alt-azimuth mount is easy to set up and control. 
  • Compact and portable at just 26 pounds when fully assembled make the Meade ETX125 travel friendly, a great first telescope for the serious beginner and a wonderful choice for a family telescope.  Make it from the garage to the backyard or your favorite camping spot with ease. 
  • Power with batteries or with an AC or DC adapter. 
  • Includes a 26mm Plossl, red-dot finder, eyepiece accessory tray and sturdy steel tripod. 
  • 2 year warranty

Meade Audiostar

Equipped with the AudioStar telescope hand controller, the Meade ETX125 offers seamless access to a vast array of celestial objects, supported by extensive data for each. The AudioStar Astronomer Inside technology boasts a built-in speaker that delivers over four hours of educational content about the observed celestial bodies. After a straightforward alignment process, the AudioStar efficiently navigates to any object within its extensive 30,000-object database above the horizon. It also provides the option for advanced control by connecting to a PC.

The AudioStar telescope hand controller ensures easy exploration with a simple button press, accompanied by educational insights through its built-in speaker. This computerized celestial object locating system effortlessly aligns with the sky, granting access to objects above the horizon in its comprehensive database. Beyond GoTo and tracking features, the AudioStar offers engaging functions such as Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, PC connectivity via Meade's #505 connecting cable, and more.

Meade #884 Tripod with EQ Flip Plate

The included Meade #884 tripod features 1.5" diameter chrome plated steel legs which are height adjustable from 27" to 45".    The built in EQ tilt plate feature allows for equatorial polar alignment for latitudes greater than 25 degrees.  

Meade Mirror Flip

The mechanically sophisticated design of the Meade ETX125 includes a robust dual aluminum fork substructure with a high-impact ABS shell. The advanced optical tube design incorporates a unique flip mirror mechanism, providing flexibility for either the comfortable 90-degree observing position or the built-in camera attachment port at the rear. Optional adapters are available for various popular camera models.

Powerful and Portable

Weighing a mere 16 lbs., the ETX telescope's optical tube and motorized fork assembly make it a world-class performer in a remarkably portable package. This telescope travels well is easy to take with you camping and out to dark sky spots.  

Included Equipment

Included as standard equipment are the Meade 884 telescope field tripod, Meade 26mm Series 4000 1.25" Super Plössl eyepiece (73X), Red-dot Finder, Smart Phone Adapter, Moon Filter, and Moon Map. The stable tripod, featuring chrome-plated tubular steel legs, incorporates a built-in wedge for convenient polar alignment for astrophotography. The ETX telescope is powered internally by 8 user-supplied AA batteries, offering approximately 20 hours of runtime.   If you prefer AC power, a power supply can be purchased separately. 

Warranty

2 year manufacturer warranty. 

More Information
Brand Meade Instruments
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Aperture 127mm
Case Included No
Focal Length 1900mm
Focal Ratio f/15.0
Focus Type Internal
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 26mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 Approximately 73x
Finderscope Included Red Dot
Diagonal Included None, included mirror flip
Optical Tube Material Aluminum
Highest Useful Magnification 254x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.2
Optical Coatings Ultra High Contrast UHC
Optical Tube Length 14.5 in.
Optical Tube Weight 16 lbs.
Accessory Tray Included? Yes
Tripod Height Adjustment Range 27 - 45"
Adjustable Legs? Yes
Tripod Leg Diameter 1.5"
Tripod Weight 10 lbs.
Mount Motor Drive DC Servo Motors
GPS No
Includes Autoguide Port Yes
Power Requirements 8x AA batteries (not included), includes one 12V jack for use with an external power source
Computerized Hand Controller AudioStar
Alignment Procedures Easy Align (2 star alignment)
Database 30,000+ objects
Periodic Error Correction No
Total System Weight 26 lbs.
Warranty 2 year manufacturer warranty
In The Box
  • Meade ETX125
  • Red Dot Finder
  • Smartphone Camera Adapter
  • 1.25" 26mm Eyepiece
  • Moon Filter
  • Moon Map
  • #884 Tripod with EQ Tilt Plate
  • Audiostar Controller
  • Meade ETX125
  • Red Dot Finder
  • Smartphone Camera Adapter
  • 1.25" 26mm Eyepiece
  • Moon Filter
  • Moon Map
  • #884 Tripod with EQ Tilt Plate
  • Audiostar Controller
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