The Meade DS-2120MAK Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope 20103
is a durable, portable, all-around telescope with superb
image quality. The Meade DS-2120MAK Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
is a catadioptric telescope
that utilizes both lenses
to form an image. This Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
combines the advantages of a Refractor Telescope
and Reflector Telescope
while also eliminating their disadvantages. Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes
offer the clarity and contrast of Refractors
with the low image aberration of Reflectors
. In addition, the Meade DS2120 MAK Telescope
has a large 102mm (4") diameter aperture
, capturing more light for brighter images and greater detail. This large 102mm aperture
will turn distant galaxies, star clusters, nebulas and planets into magnificent sights you will never forget. DS-2120 MAK Telescopes
include the Meade LNT Auto-align
and the critically acclaimed Meade AutoStar
with 9-speed controller and automatic GO TO
capability to any of over 1400 celestial objects.
Meade Auto-Align 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 LNT (Level North Technology) Module of DS 2120 MAK 102mm 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain Meade Telescope 20103 features electronic compass, electronic level, precise time, advanced red projection-point SmartFinder. The Meade Smart Finder helps novices with one of the early frustrating parts of astronomy: Centering objects in the finder
scope. This is achieved by centering the red dot on the object you want to see. Then move to your telescope 's eyepiece for a closer
look. The SmartFinder finder scope is upgraded from the previous generation of DS-2000 telescopes with new multi-coated optics for locating objects quick and easy.
Specifications for Meade DS-2120MAK Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope 20103:
The Meade MAK Telescope DS-2120 features the DS-2000 Altazimuth mount, providing a more fluent motion in altitude and azimuth. The DS-2000 Altazimuth mount also has great accuracy on automatic "Go-To", bringing stars even closer to the center of the eyepiece. Meade Telescope DS2120MAK 102mm 4in Catadioptric comes with quick release adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory shelf. This tripod is more sturdy and robust, with thicker and more solid legs than the previous generation of DS-2000 telescopes. Meade Digital Series 102mm Computerized GoTo Telescope 20103 includes everything you need to get started with astronomy: Super Plossl 26mm and 9.7mm 1.25" eyepieces, and free planetarium software.
Meade 102 mm 4 in GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ Meade Autostar Computer Controller, LNT, SmartFinder is a telescope with quality optics, a large aperture, portability, and textbook-perfect optical performance. These features make the Meade DS-2120MAK Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope 20103 perfect for serious astronomers, astrophotographers, researchers, and public and private institutions all over the world.
Features of Meade DS-2120 MAK Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope 20103:
|Model / Part#: ||
|| DS-2102MAK / 20103
|Optical Design: || Maksutov-Cassegrain refractor
|Optical Diameter: ||
|| 102mm (4.0")
|Focal Length: ||
|Focal Ratio: ||
|Mounting Type: || Altazimuth, DS-2000 Mount|
|Viewfinder: || Red Dot with LNT|
|Tripod: || Aluminum; full-length; adjustable with accessory tray|
|Eyepieces (1.25"): || Super Plossl; 9.7mm, 26mm|
|Software: || AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD|
- Meade AutoStar 494 Computer Controller
- Upgraded SmartFinder Red Dot Finder
- LNT Module
- Planetarium software
- Gen-II DS-2000 Altazimuth mount
- Meade DS-2120MAK 4" 102mm GoTo Computerized Maksutov-Cassegrain w/ LNT, AutoStar & SmartFinder - 20103:
- Optical Tube Assembly: 102mm (4.0") diameter (f/13.3), 1356mm focal length reflector.
- Meade Autostar Computer Controller: Includes #494 Autostar with 9-speed controller and automatic GO TO capability to any of over 1400 celestial objects. Includes internalized motors, cords, gears and battery compartment (requires 8 AA-sized user-supplied batteries).
- LNT Module: Electronic compass, electronic level, precise time, advanced red projection-point finder.
- 2nd Gen. DS-2000 Altazimuth Mount: Streamlined single-tine fork mount provides smoother, more rigid motions in altitude and azimuth.
- Accessories: Includes SP26mm and SP9.7mm 1.25" eyepieces, red dot finder, free planetarium software.
- Tripod: Quick release adjustable aluminum tripod assembly with accessory shelf.