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Meade 70mm Series 6000 ED Quadruplet APO OTA

Meade Series 6000 70mm Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor. For crisp wide field observing and imaging, nothing can beat a true quadruplet-element Apochromatic Refractor (APO). Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are among the finest available optically at any price.

This impressive 70mm, f/5 refractor has a focal length of 350mm, making it ideal for observing and advanced astrophotography. Features a fully multi-coated quadruplet objective lens made from the highest quality FPL 53 ED (extremely low dispersion) glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or "color fringing".

Features a super precise dual speed 2.5" Rack and Pinion focuser with 10:1 gear reduction for ultra fine focus control. Standard equipment also includes a fully extendable dew shield and an aluminum hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use. Also includes aluminum front dust cover for objective lens.

Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.

Features

  • Quadruplet APO; FPL-53 ED glass aids in the elimination of chromatic aberration
  • Fully baffled and blackened for maximum contrast
  • 2.5" rack-and-pinion focuser with 10:1 fine-focus
  • Includes foam-lined aluminum carry case
  • Includes "The Beginners Guide to Using Telescopes" written by our knowledgeable staff.

Specifications

  • Aperture: 70mm (2.76")
  • Focal Length: 350mm (13.8")
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Lens Construction: Quadruplet APO with FPL-53 ED glass
  • Coatings: Fully multi-coated
  • Focuser: 2.5" rack-and-pinion, 10:1 dual-speed
  • Dew shield: Fully extendable/retractable
  • Mounting: Machined aluminum rings with 44mm (1.75") Vixen®-style dovetail bar, can be mated to most alt/az or equatorial mounts. Rings have 0.25" threaded holes for cameras, autoguiders, etc.
  • Camera Capable:
    • USB imagers
    • All-in-one cameras via universal digital camera adapter
    • DSLR/SLR (Requires T2 ring, and 2" extension tube to reach focus. 2" prime focus adapter recommended, but not required)
    • Above cameras and adapters sold separately
  • Includes a hard carry case
  • One year warranty