Meade LX800 APO Telescope 0130-80-01 combines high fidelity optics, precision computer guidance, and a powerful motorized mount to create a professional astrophotography telescope with crisp visuals and advanced tracking capabilities. This Meade telescope uses fully multi-coated optics to obtain optimum light transmission and contrast. The 130mm triplet objective lens uses extra low-dispersion glass (ED) to reduce chromatic aberration and give you faithful, high definition images from the Meade LX800 130mm Telescope, even with incredibly distant celestial bodies. Meade has equipped this telescope with a dual speed 3" Crayford focuser with 10:1 gear reduction that allows you to make fine adjustments on planets, comets, and galaxies for the crystal clear, sharp photos that astro-photographers crave. A Series 5000 HD-60 25mm eyepiece on this Meade LX800 telescope features a wide eye relief to keep you comfortable during long exposures and observations. With a small focal length of just 910mm and high fidelity image transmission, the Meade LX800 Fully Multi-Coated Telescope is ideal for astro-photographers and professional astronomers alike.
The Meade LX800 Apochromatic Telescope is an excellent astronomy resource on its own, but it really becomes useful when combined with the included Meade LX800 Equatorial Mount. Without the mount, it would be hard to pick out objects for study from the billions in the universe, but this Meade telescope accessory does all the locating and tracking automatically. Like many other Meade LX800 telescopes, the APO version includes the AutoStar II software suite, which includes the coordinates and relative locations of over 145,000 planets, galaxies, stars, and comets, all of which can be found using the LX800 mount's StarLock technology. Powered by LightSwitch, StarLock allows for computerized polar alignment that compensates for drift with its two camera sensors and 80mm f/5 optics. StarLock guides the Meade LX800 130mm Astrophotography Telescope automatically, correcting minor errors as it goes; StarLock is so precise, it can track stars as faint as 11th magnitude with an accuracy of up to a single arcsecond. All this advanced tracking technology sits on a sturdy, stainless steel tripod with legs that are 3" in diameter, providing for a stable, vibration-free mounting surface for your telescope. For a high fidelity, high contrast telescope that sits on a precise equatorial mount, purchase the Meade LX800 Extra-Low Dispersion Telescope.