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.
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.
|Name||Meade - 6" LightSwitch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope|
|Custom Stock Status||Available - Ships in 3-5 Days|
|Telescope Aperture||5.1" - 6"|
|Batteries||8 AA (user supplied)|
|Computer Hand Control||AutoStar III GOTO keypad|
|Eyepiece 1||26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl|
|Eyepiece 1 Magnification||59x|
|Highest Useful Magnification||300x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||mag 14|
|Mount||Single Fork with GOTO alt/az|
|Optical Coatings||Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)|
|Power Requirements||12V dc|
|Primary Mirror||Low expansion Borrosillicate Glass|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.760 arc seconds|
|Star Diagonal||1.25" diagonal prism|