Meade Instruments introduces Meade DS-2080AT 80mm GoTo Telescope 3.1" Refractor 20086. Meade telescopes features include:
DS-2000 Generation II Mount
- Better Pointing Accuracy - The newly re-engineered DS-2000 mount provides greater accuracy on automatic "Go-To"; bringing stars even closer to the exact center of the eyepiece.
- More Precise Tracking - The new DS-2000 mount tracks objects to a higher precision. Objects will stay centered in the eyepiece for hours at a time, without the need for adjustment.
- New Industrial Design - A new two toned mount with Blue highlights make the telescope more refined. These colors are unique to Meade making the design prominent and elegant.
- Oversized Declination Lock Knob - A new larger lock knob is very easy to grip and tightens in places with ease. The knob has an aluminum design that gives the mount a distinctly solid, heavy duty feel.
- More Sturdy and Robust - With thicker and more solid legs, the New DS2000 Tripod is more sturdy, and feature a modern ergonomic design.
- Short Dampening Time - With shorter dampening time, the New DS-2000 Tripod keeps objects in the eyepiece clear and steady.
In addition to these features Meade Telescopes has the Meade Auto-Align which gives Meade DS Telescopes the same precision, ease-of-use, and accuracy of Telescopes costing hundreds and even thousands of dollar more. Using Automatic Alignment could not be easier. There is no time and date to enter, and no scrolling through a long list of locations. Just enter your Zip Code into the Meade AutoStar and Auto Align automatically aligns your Meade Telescope and finds two fine-tuning stars for you. Center these two stars and you are ready to tour the universe. The Meade AutoStar Computer Controller #494 comes with a 9-speed controller and automatic GO TO capability to any of over 1400 celestial objects.
Meade 80mm GoTo Telescope DS 2080 comes with an Altazimuth Mount - streamlined single-tine fork mount, that provides smoother, more rigid motions in altitude and azimuth. The Meade 80mm Telescope 20086 also comes with a quick release adjustable tripod with accessory shelf. The Meade DS 2080 Computer Telescope 20086 includes everything you would need to get started with astronomy: Two 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces; 26mm and 9.7mm, red dot finder, diagonal, and free planetarium software.
These features of the Meade Digital Series Telescope DS-2080 with Meade Autostar Computer Controller make it a great beginner telescope, and also for users of any level. Specifications for Meade DS-2080 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope 20086:
Features of Meade DS 2080 Telescope 20086:
|Model / Part#: || DS-2080AT / 20086|
|Optical Design: || Refractor|
|Optical Diameter: || 80mm (3.1")|
|Focal Length: || 800mm|
|Focal Ratio: || F/10|
|Mounting Type: || Altazimuth, DS-2000 Mount|
|Tripod: || Full-length; adjustable with accessory tray|
|Eyepieces (1.25"): || Super Plossl; 9.7mm, 26mm|
|Software: || AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD|
- AutoStar 494 Computer Control
- Planetarium software
- Gen-II DS-2000 Altazimuth mount