terrific highly portable refractor telescope
for getting started in astronomy or as an upgrade for a non-motorized model!
unbeatable price for the features on this factory outlet special! complete
scope, ready for the night sky. considerably larger than the typical entry
level 60mm telescopes, the 80mm objective lens produces an image 75% brighter
at the same magnification, with increased sharpness and clarity.
this scope features a multi-coated, achromatic
objective lens of 80mm diameter (900mm focal length, f11) ; rack and pinion
focuser with american size 1.25 eyepiece holder, and dual motor electronic
altazimuth mount system with four button keypad motorized for both vertical
and horizontal movement. standard equipment also includes a battery pack
for 10 aa size (user supplied) batteries; full length adjustable height
field tripod with aluminum legs; accessory tray; pc-compatible astronomy
software; 6x30 viewfinder with bracket and two eyepieces (1.25) h25mm and
h9mm for magnifications of 36x and 100x.
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limiting visual magnitude:
maximum practical visual power:
optical tube dimensions:
3.25" x 34"
focuser; eyepiece barrel dias:
1.25" & 2"
the ec electronic controller hand control
allows for four speed pushbutton operation of the telescope. use the fast
(6 degree per second) speed for rapid changes of position, while slower
speeds allow for centering targets in the viewfinder and main eyepiece.
the lowest speed is used to make the fine adjustments needed for tracking
celestial targets, to compensate for the rotation of the earth. this model
is upgradeable to the autostar computer keypad (not included) which allows
for fully automatic tracking and goto of targets in the autostar database.
meade factory outlet store pages 9-2005
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