The new Meade LXD75 AR-5EC 5" Achromatic Refractor Telescope
offers a high-performance equatorial
mount, heavy-duty, all-metal
field tripod and
precision drive system. The Meade AR-5EC
includes an electronic hand controller and
is fully compatible with Meade's
popular Autostar Suite. The LXD75 Achromatic Refractors
are supplied with an upgraded
8x50 viewfinder, and the standard precision
all-metal 1.25"/2" O.D. rack & pinion focuser.
The refractors also have improved metal dew shields
and heavier-duty objective cells. In addition, like
the 6" refractor
, the 5
has had a system of collimation screws added to the
main objective cell. Stable Meade LXD-75 German Equatorial Mount
for high-performance observing and astrophotography,
the LXD75 Series
sets a new Meade
standard in their price class for sturdiness,
precision operation and smoothness of movement. With
engineers have created a virtually backlash-free
equatorial mount incorporating heavy-duty castings
and four high-precision stainless steel ball
bearings in both RA and Dec axes.
The reliable LXD75
drive system has enhanced precision alignment
of the motor gear assembly for greatly reduced
backlash and tracking smoothness.
Specifications for Meade LX-D75 AR 5
EC Achromatic Refractor Telescope
Features of Meade LX D75 AR-5EC 5" Achromatic Refractor Telescope
|Aperture: || 5"
Ratio: || f/9|
|Focal Length: || 1143mm|
|Viewfinder: || 8 x
|Hand Controller: || Electronic|
- 2" Focuser: Aluminum rack
and pinion focuser allows
the user to achieve a precise focus.
Holder: Accepts both 1.25" & 2"
eyepieces. Allows use of all common telescope accessories and cameras.
- 8x50 Achromatic Viewfinder: Easily locate and center
- Supplied with an upgraded
8x50 viewfinder, and the
standard precision all-metal 1.25"/2" O.D. rack
& pinion focuser. The
refractors also have improved metal dew shields
and heavier-duty objective
cells. In addition, like the 6" refract
or the 5"
has had a system of
collimation screws added to the main objective
- Sturdy Mount with Heavy-Duty Castings:
engineers and manufactured for high-performance
- Shaft & Bearing System:
The sturdy German
Equatorial Mount is accurate and precise. The RA
and Dec axes move
effortlessly on four high-precision stainless
steel ball bearings.
- High-Precision Worm Gears:
Located on both axes for
smooth tracking and slewing.
Pointing (HPP): For even more-precise
pointing, use the HPP function. HPP puts objects
in the center of the
field-of-view, which allows you to confirm
deep-sky objects at the faintest
limits of the telescope's capability.
- Periodic Error Correction:
Corrects periodic errors
on the RA axis over the course of one or more
training periods, thereby
minimizing guiding corrections during
- 9-Speed Drive
Controls: From a rapid slew rate of
4.5°/sec. to 1x sidereal - it's all controlled
from the Autostar controller.
- 3-Star Alignment:
Ensures precise alignment while
eliminating the need for a complicated
optical/mechanical alignment process.
Tripod: Variable-height field tripod with
spreader bar brace provides the stability and
vibration damping required for
visual observation and
- Illuminated Polar Alignment
Viewfinder: For quick,
precise polar alignment.
- Power Supply: Powered
by 8 D-size batteries. Can also be powered by
optional car cigarette lighter or AC wall
- Meade LXD 75 AR-5EC 5"Achromatic Refractor Telescope