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Meade ETX-LS 6 in Advanced Coma-Free Telescope, f/10, w/UHTC 0610-03-10
Code: ME-TS-ETXLS-0610-03-10
MPN: 0610-03-10
UPC: 709942353013
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Meade ETX-LS 6 in Advanced Coma-Free Telescope, f/10, w/UHTC Product Info

Meade ETX-LS Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) 6 in Telescopes w/UHTC uses advanced technologies like GPS, LNT and ECLIPS CCD imaging to do what no other consumer telescope has done before: take all the hassle out of using a tele scope. Simply flip the switch and the Meade telescopes from ETX-LS automatically aligns itself. Astronomer Inside then takes you on a guided multimedia tour of the best objects in your sky. The new aluminum mount of telescopes by Meade is lightweight and portable, yet has a rigid structure with precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy. All this combined with Meade's Advanced Coma-Free optical system provides the stargazer with the most sophisticated, yet easiest to use telescope ever.

Meade takes out all the hassles and puts in all the fun with the all-new ETX-LS telescope featuring LightSwitch technology. Now it's fast and easy to perform all start-up functions with just a flip of the switch. The revolutionary LightSwitch technology automatically delivers telescope location, time, date, orientation and alignment with the sky - all with a single touch. And thanks to Meade 's exclusive Advanced Coma-Free optics, you see it all in stunning Ritchey- Chretien-like clarity. And with the Astronomer Inside comprehensive multi-media content, you experience the universe in a way you never have before. In short, the Meade telescopes incorporate everything you've come to expect from Meade, the undisputed leader in innovation and quality.

Meade 's patented automatic self-alignment system - just one touch and it does all of the work for you. No stars to center. No bearings to take. No time or location to enter. Just flip the switch, and the Integrated Sensor Module in combination with the ECLIPS(Electronically Controlled Locate Identify Position System) CCD imager delivers all the information necessary to automatically align your Meade telescope for fast, accurate, hassle-free viewing. All at the flip of a switch.

Astronomer Inside gives you fun and informative audio descriptions of over 500 objects while you view them in the eyepiece - or experience the whole dazzling multi-media presentation on an attached video monitor - complete with audio, video, still images and text.

The built-in ECLIPS CCD lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real-time or save them to an SD card, with no external computer needed. You can even connect and control another DSI CCD camera and view images on an external monitor or save the images to the SD card or an external computer. Either way, you can start astro-imaging on your first night out!

Meade' s proprietary, Advanced Coma-Free optics will wow you at fi rst sight. Distortion-free clarity. Sharpas-a-tack resolution. ACF 's state-of-the-art optics are so good, you'll see more objects than you've ever thought possible. The easy-to-use hand-held controller lets you select from a huge object database, with over 100,000 celestial objects. Just select an object and push the "GoTo" button and the telescope will automatically put your object in the eyepiece. The AutoStar III also gives you complete control of the Astronomer Inside multimedia features only available from Meade.

Specifications for Meade Advanced Coma-Free ETX-LS 6 in Telescope w/UHTC:

Aperture: 152mm (3.52in).
Focal Length: 1524mm.
Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Primary Mirror Material: Pyrex Glass
Focal Length, Focal Ratio: 1524mm, f/10
Optical Coatings: Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (arc seconds): 0.76
Limiting Visual Stellar Magnitude: 14
Mount Type: Aluminum Single-Arm Fork Altazimuth
Drives: 4.875 inches precision worm-gear
Power: 8 "C" cell batteries or AC adapter
Battery Life: 3 to 5 hours
Tripod: New Adjustable-height Steel Leg Tripod
Controller Hand Box: AutoStar III
Processor: 400 Megahertz Blackfin
Memory: 256 Megabytes of NAND Flash
Storage: Micro SD Card (user supplied)
Input/Output: USB 2.0
Speaker: Built in Mount
Connections: USB, AutoStar Hand Box, 12v Power In,
Electric: Focuser, Audio Out, Video Out

Features of Meade ETX LS 6 in f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Telescope w/UHTC:

  • Content - Descriptions of the Planets, Moon, Stars, Clusters, Nebulae, Galaxies and More
  • Audio - Over 4 Hours Featuring the Voice of Sandy Wood From "Star Date"
  • Video - 30 Minutes of Movies and Animations Plus Hundreds of Still Images

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  • Meade ETXLS 6'' (f/10) Advanced ComaFree Telescope w/UHTC
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Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review Aesthetics and automation by Legacy Reviewer, June 19, 2009
This was a gift to our daughter who loves stars, this automatically finds stars and tracks. Love it! Pros: easy to automate, looks awesome
6/12 found this helpful
Helpful Negative Review Missed the Mark by Legacy Reviewer, November 17, 2009
The GPS feature only works in very wide open areas, and the software does not allow you to put in exact coordinates (only City/State) when the internal GPS fails to note where the 'scope is. Without exacting coordinates and other issues finding North...
10/15 found this helpful
Most Recent Review Meade ETX-LS 6 in Advanced Coma by Legacy Reviewer, January 21, 2010
The optics on this scope are excellent. The setup was very easy, It is a little slow in the alignment process, but seems to be alot better with the new firmware update Pros: extremly easy set up Cons: some minor aligment issues
3/3 found this helpful
Most Recent Review ETX-LS 6 is a great tool by Legacy Reviewer, January 9, 2010
Right out of the box and ready to go (except for an immediate need to load updated firmware). The software on your laptop is easy to use and easy to update software. Since the update, the telescope works great! My 6 year old son and I are buiding ...
4/4 found this helpful
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