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Meade ETX-125 PE UHTC Astro Telescope Premier Edition 125 PE w/ Tripod, AutoStar GOTO Controller. AutoAlign, SmartFinder, AutoStar Suite Product Info

Meade ETX 125 PE Premier Edition Autostar UHTC Telescopes are available the classic Meade Anodized ETX Blue Tube:

Meade ETX-125PE Premier Edition Telescope has the same great feature as Meade ETX-125AT Astro Telescope (Premium Meade Defruction-Limited Optics, Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design, Oversized primary Mirror, Motorized Dual-Axis Drive System, Flip-Mirror System) PLUS additional features, that make Meade ETX PE Telescopes totally plug-and-play and more user-friendly. The advantages of Meade ETX-PE Premium Edition Telescopes are: Meade AutoAlign, Meade SmartFinder, Meade Deluxe Autostar Computer Controller #497 (with 30,0000 objects database). Meade ETX PE Premier Edition automatically levels your telescope, points it to North and sets the time. You just enter your location or zip code. After your Meade ETX-PE Computerized Telescope completes its patented Level North automatic alignment procedure it will point to the first alignment star, use the new wide-field Meade SmartFinder to center the red dot over the alignment stars for ultra-precise pointing accuracy. Use Meade Autostar Controller #497 to guide the universe with a push of a button. Meade ETX-125 PE Telescope with AutoAlign comes pre-aligned. Meade AutoAlign makes set-up and alignment of the Meade ETX PE Premier Edition Autostar Telescope virtually a no-brainer. Just enter your city or ZIP Code and you are good to go. Meade AutoAlign Technology will automatically align your Meade ETX 125 PE Telescope and find two fine-tuning stars for you. Once aligned, simply push the GoTo button to see your choice of over 30,000 objects in the night sky. What is alignment anyway? To give you a guided tour of the universe, your telescope needs to know its bearings. Things like location, time, and date all affect where heavenly objects can be found at any given moment. Telescope Alignment is simply a way to synchronize your telescope with the night sky. Meade has patented the simplest, and most effective alignment procedure in the world. All Meade ETX PE Premier Edition AutoStar Telescopes feature Meade Auto Align alignment procedure. Meade Telescopes with AutoAlign are smart scopes that perform this simple procedure for you automatically.

Meade Telescope ETX125 PE also features Meade SmartFinder - the easiest way to center a star. Meade Smart Finder Red Dot Scope helps novices with one of the early frustrating parts of astronomy: centering objects in the finder scope. To the veteran, this is easy. But to a novice it can feel like looking for stars through a drinking straw. By contrast, Meade 's unique red dot finderscope 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 look through your telescope eyepiece and it will be there.

Meade Deluxe AutoStar Controller # 497 - the heart of Meade ETX PE Computer Guided Telescopes - finds things in the night sky for you. Meade AutoStar Computer Controller # 497 helps you quickly find, and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky (classic Meade ETX Telescopes come with Meade Autostar #494 with 1,400 objects database) . View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and comets... all at the push of a button. Meade AutoStar is pre-programmed with several guided tours, including the popular Tonight's Best. Let Meade AutoStar take you on a guided tour of the best objects for that particular night. Meade AutoStar grows with you. Meade AutoStar Update lets you connect to the internet to download new software versions (Meade Autostar #497 ONLY), special guided tours, and timely objects like satellites and comets right to your AutoStar controller. All for free. You can also learn to create and download personalized tours of your favorite objects. So your Meade AutoStar will get better and better with no added investment but your time. Meade Autostar Computer Controller also keeps objects in the eyepiece. With a manual telescope, the earth's rotation causes objects to move quickly out of your field of view. Not with Meade ETX PE AutoStar Telescopes. Meade Autostar tracks objects automatically, keeping them dead center in your eyepiece for viewing or astrophotography.

All Meade ETX and Meade ETX PE Telescopes come with Meade UHTC Coatings. Meade UHTC is a series of exotic optical coatings precisely tuned to optimize the visual, photographic and CCD imaging performance of Meade ETX Telescopes. Image brightness is increased by nearly 15% over standard Meade coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae as observed through your Meade ETX or Meade ETX-PE will be dramatically brighter. Even observations of the Moon and planets will benefit in increased image brightness from the full spectrum of light transmission.

All Meade ETX-PE Autostar UHTC Telescopes come with Meade 884 Field Tripod, Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software and Meade 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece. With Meade ETX PE Telescopes are also included Instructional DVD, PC Interface Cable and 8x25 Right Angle Viewfinder.

Meade ETX 125 PE Premier Edition Autostar UHTC Telescope KIT components:

Specifications for Meade ETX 125 PE Computerized Telescopes:

Optical Design:   Maksutov-Cassegrain
Clear Aperture:   127mm (5.0")
Focal Length, Focal Ratio:   1900mm f/15
Near Focus (approx.):   15 ft. (4.6m)
Meade UHTC Optical Coatings:   Included
Limiting Visual Stellar Magnitude:   12.5
Maximum Practical Visual Power:   500X
Optical Tube Dimensions (dia x l):   5.75" x 14.2" (14.6cm x 26cm)
Eyepiece:   Meade Super Plossl 26mm
Telescope Mounting:   Fork Type, Double Tine
RA and Dec. Motor Drive Systems:   12V DC servo motors w/encoders
Slow-Motion Controls:   Electric, 9-speed; both axes
Meade AutoStar Controller:   Autostar #497 Included
Software (included):   AutoStar Suite AE
PC Interface Cable:   Included
Hemispheres of Operation:   North and South
Batteries (user-supplied):   8 x AA
Battery Life (approx.):   20 hrs.
Correcting Lens:   BK-7 optical glass, Grade-A
Tripod:   #884 Meade Deluxe Field Tripod included

Features of meade ETX-125-PE Premier Edition GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes:

  • Meade AutoAlign
  • Meade SmartFinder (Red Dot Finder)
  • Meade Deluxe AutoStar Controller with over 30,000 Object Database
  • Meade Patented Level North Alignment Technology
  • Electronic Level Sensor
  • Electronic Magnetic North Sensor
  • High Precision Internal Clock
  • PEC (Periodic Error Correction)
  • Meade UHTC Optical Coatings - to optimize the visual, photographic and CCD imaging performance
  • Premium Meade Diffraction-Limited Optics
  • Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
  • Oversized Primary Mirror - larger than listed aperture to capture more light
  • Flip-Mirror System - permits viewing either straight through or at a 90° position. Allows camera attachment with optional T-adapter #64T
  • Motorized Dual-Axis Drive System - permit electronic operation in either altazimuth or equatorial mode

Package Contents:

  • Meade ETX-125PE Premier Edition Telescope w/ UHTC, LNT , AutoAlign, SmartFinder
  • Meade Autostar Computer Controller #497
  • AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software
  • Meade 26 mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • Meade Deluxe Field Tripod #884
  • Instructional DVD
  • PC Interface Cable

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Meade ETX-125 PE UHTC Astro Telescope Premier Edition 125 PE w/ Tripod, AutoStar GOTO Controller. AutoAlign, SmartFinder, AutoStar Suite Comments

Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review Great Telescope by Legacy Reviewer, August 8, 2009
With a doubler, I was able to see gas lines on Jupiter. This, I believe is the best you can go without going way over 1K. Pros: Far from being a toy
3/3 found this helpful
Helpful Negative Review Unreliable by Legacy Reviewer, September 3, 2009
The telescope had a broken star finder out of the box. Sent back and it was repaired under warranty but total time was 6-8 weeks. Took out of the box and began the autoalignment and in about 2 minutes, horizontal control motor failed. Sent back an...
2/2 found this helpful
Most Recent Review im still trying to figure it out.. by Legacy Reviewer, May 26, 2009
this is the first telescope i have ever purchased, so i have nothing to compare it to. i cannot figure out how to do the alignment for the auto star. i never could get the smart finder set right, because when it got close to being right, it cracked!!...
1/7 found this helpful
Most Recent Review meade etx 125PE by Legacy Reviewer, February 2, 2009
I am displeased with meade's etx125. I have been an owner of a meade LX90 for nine years and had wonderful time with the overall performance of the scope from visual to photography. I had reasonable expectations for the 125 PE. I am disapointed in th...
Most Recent Review Am not sure by Legacy Reviewer, October 13, 2008
Have yet to see one alignment star. Tried the spiral search too. Meade tech support has been useless. Meade repair requires the return of a possibly defective handset before they send a replacement. Optics Planet has been helpful. May have to retur...
2/2 found this helpful
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