Meade 10" f/4 Telescope w/ EQ mount and tripod

Price: 1000
Condition: Used
Will ship to: Local pickup only
Ad status: SOLD!

Category: Reflectors

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Mount and Autostar go to computer, accessories and tripod. Very little use, functional. you can find setups like this for $1,600 or more.

Description from Meade, BH Photography and other sellers
Aperture: 10-Inch. Focal Length: 1016mm. Focal Ratio: f/4. 8x50 Viewfinder, Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). Optical Tube Construction Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optics are mounted in precision-machined aluminum cells and mounted in sturdy steel tubes which are baked with highgrade 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. 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. Individually Figured Optics 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.

The heavy-duty LXD75 German Equatorial Mount & Tripod from Meade features a motorized drive system that is activated and controlled by the AutoStar hand box.

The support system is built upon Meade's LXD75 tripod mount. It is extremely sturdy and quite capable of dampening vibrations. The equatorial mount is accurate and precise. The RA and Dec axes move effortlessly on four high precision stainless-steel ball bearings. Precision worm gears on both axes ensure smooth tracking and slewing.

The AutoStar controller contains a database of over 30,000 objects in the night sky. Using its GO TO capacity, viewers can locate planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and comets with a push of a button. The AutoStar can also present viewers with one of the many pre-programmed guided tours of the best objects in the sky.