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Meade Instruments is proud to announce the release of the DS-2000 Telescope line. These Meade DS-2000 Telescopes are fully computer-guided GoTo scopes. The Telescopes include the #494 AutoStar Controller with its database of over 1400 objects. Also included is the Generation II DS-2000 Mount for better accuracy and tracking. The telescope 's finderscope, called the SmartFinder LNT module, has multi-coated optics. For performance, these telescopes give amazingly crisp views of the moon, planets, bright clusters, and nebulas. The mount and optics are designed by Meade engineers in Irvine, CA. Many features from higher priced Meade Telescopes find their way into the DS-2000 series. With Meade 's engineering throughout the telescope, these DS-2000 telescopes are affordable, yet also have the quality of telescopes that cost hundreds of dollars more. With these features, the DS2000 Series of Telescopes are perfect for families, children, and as gifts.

DS-2000 Series DS-2080AT-LNT Telescope DS-2114ATS-LNT Telescope DS-2114ATS-LNT Telescopes DS-2130ATS-LNT telescope DS-2130ATS-LNT telescopes DS-2090MAK telescope DS-2102MAK Telescopes
MODEL: DS-2080AT-LNT DS-2114ATS-TC * DS-2114ATS-LNT DS-2130ATS-TC * DS-2130ATS-LNT DS-2090MAK DS-2102MAK
Part# 20087 20128 20125 20134 20135 20096 20103
Optical Design Refractor Reflector Reflector Reflector Reflector Maksutov-Cassegrain Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical Diameter 80mm (3.1") 114mm (4.5") 114mm (4.5") 130mm (5.1") 130mm (5.1") 90mm (3.5") 102mm (4.0")
Focal Length 800mm 1,000mm 1,000mm 1,000mm 1,000mm 1,250mm 1,356mm
Focal Ratio f/10 f/8.8 f/8.8 f/7.7 f/7.7 f/13.8 f/13.3
Mounting Type Altazimuth, Gen II DS-2000 mount Altazimuth, Gen II DS-2000 mount Altazimuth, Gen II DS-2000 mount Altazimuth, Gen II DS-2000 mount Altazimuth, Gen II DS-2000 mount Altazimuth, Gen II DS-2000 mount Altazimuth, Gen II DS-2000 mount
Viewfinder Red Dot with LNT Red Dot Red Dot with LNT Red Dot Red Dot with LNT Red Dot with LNT Red Dot with LNT
Tripod Aluminum; full length; adjustable with accessory tray Aluminum; full length; adjustable with accessory tray Aluminum; full length; adjustable with accessory tray Aluminum; full length; adjustable with accessory tray Aluminum; full length; adjustable with accessory tray Aluminum; full length; adjustable with accessory tray Aluminum; full length; adjustable with accessory tray
Eyepieces (1.25") SP9.7mm, SP26mm MA9mm, MA25mm SP9.7mm, SP26mm SP9.7mm, SP26mm SP9.7mm, SP26mm SP9.7mm, SP26mm SP9.7mm, SP26mm
Software AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD

* ATS-TC models have all the same high quality features as ATS-LNT models, except for the LNT Module. The LNT Module automatically levels the telescope and points it north, whereas ATS - TC Telescopes have to be manually leveled and pointed north prior to the alignment process.

Features of DS-2000 Telescopes

Meade Autostar #494 Meade AutoStar Computer Controller #494 The AutoStar Computer GoTo Controller automatically guides your telescope to over 1400 objects. View planets, stars, galaxies, and nebulas all at the push of a button. Don’t know what to see on a particular night? Don’t worry. Just select the Tonight’s Best tour and the Meade Auto Star Go To will automatically take you on a guided tour of the best planets, stars, nebulas and other objects out that particular night. Want to know more about what you’re looking at? The LCD display teaches you about what you’re viewing with details like distance, temperature, mass, and historical information. The #494 AutoStar Computer Controller is your guide to the universe.
 

Solar System

Planets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Moon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Asteroids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Comets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Earth Satellites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Objects in the AutoStar Computer Controller: Deep-Sky

Named Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Galaxies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Diffuse Nebulae. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Planetary Nebulae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Quasars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Caldwell Objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Messier Objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

 

Constellations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Stars

Named Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Double Stars. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .395 Variable Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189 SAO Stars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

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Total Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1471

   
Gen II DS-2000 mount Generation II DS-2000 Mount The Meade DS-2000 Generation II mount provides great accuracy on automatic "Go-To", bringing stars even closer to the exact center of the eyepiece. The Meade DS 2000 mount tracks objects to a higher precision, keeping these objects centered in the eyepiece for hours at a time without any need for adjustment. The design on the mount is two toned with "Meade Blue" highlights making it a real eye-catcher. The oversized clock knob is very easy to grip and tightens in place with ease. The knob is an aluminum design giving the mount a solid, and heavy duty feel.
   
Level North Technology (LNT) SmartFinder / Red Dot Viewfinder The finder scope on the Meade 2000 telescope has been engineered with an LNT (Level-North-Technology) module. This module has multi-coated optics giving the user a "window" to the stars. The new LNT module makes locating objects quick and easy. The LNT module features an electronic compass, electronic level, precise time, and an advanced red projection-point Smart Finder. The unique Red Dot Finder lets you look at a wide field of the sky with both eyes open. You simply center the red dot on the object you want to see. Then move to your telescope's eyepiece for a closer look.
   
Meade Premium Optics Serious astronomers for years have flocked to Meade Telescopes for their premium quality optical systems and patented technology. Consumers know that "Meade Optics Inside" means that what they see through the telescope will be views that are detailed, crisp and full of contrast.
   
Meade Autostar #494 Series 4000 Super Plossl 1.25" Eyepieces More Power Than You’ll Ever Need Any astronomer will tell you that light gathering, not power, is what matters. A small, crisp image is better than a large hazy one. Meade ’s 1.25" diameter Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepieces are premium 4-element oculars providing wider fields of view, allowing you to see more of the sky at greater magnifications. Additional eyepieces and other Meade Telescope Accessories for these telescopes are available.
   
Meade AutoStar Suite Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software on DVD Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition software will help you learn the night sky. The AutoStar Suite displays more than 10,000 celestial objects including planets, stars, galaxies and nebulas. You can print out star charts and even plan your observing sessions. The AutoStar Suite operates on any Windows based PC.

Optional Accessories Please be sure to look at our Meade Telescope Accessories - Special Meade Eyepiece Kits, Meade Telescope Soft and Hard Cases, individual Meade 1.25" Telescope Eyepieces, Meade Camera Adapters for astrophotography, Meade Barlow Lenses, Meade Tripods, Mead Telescope Filters, and much more. You can enjoy your Meade DS-2000 Telescope right out of the box, but you can always upgrade with additional Meade Accessories.

  Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepieces Every Meade DS-2000 Telescope comes with Two (2) Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepieces, a 9.7mm eyepiece, and 26mm eyepiece. Many more sizes of the same quality eyepieces are available.
Meade Deep Sky Imager II (Color CCD) w/ AutoStar Suite A revolutionary camera in astrophotography. The Meade Deep Sky Imager II combines a 1/2" Color Sony CCD sensor for greater sensitivity, higher resolution, and dramatically lower thermal noise. The DS II will take detailed color photographs of faint nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters.

All Meade DS-2000 Series Telescopes come with a FULL US Meade Warranty and Free Shipping.   OpticsPlanet.com is one of the largest Meade Telescopes and Meade Telescope Accessories dealers with the most complete selection of Meade products. Please make sure to look at the Meade Sky Assurance Program - a 3-year and a 5-year Meade Telescopes Hassle-Free Extended Warranty service!

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