The Meade Series 6000 130mm f/7 ED Triplet APO Telescope w/ LX850 German Equatorial Mount is among the finest available optically at any price. Combined with the fantastic qualities of the LX850 mount this package is an advanced astrophotographers dream brought to life. The Meade LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor features a 130mm diameter (5.1") fully multi-coated triplet objective lens made from the highest quality ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or "color fringing".
The Meade LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Refractor System includes StarLock dual imager integrated full time guider, Ultra Precision Pointing and Assisted Drift Alignment, 5.8" 225 tooth polished bronze worm/gear drives with low periodic error, internal cable routing, GPS receiver, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 144,000 object library, heavy-duty adjustable height tripod with anti-vibration pads, Universal AC Adapter, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software.
The Meade Series 6000 130mm f-7 ED Triplet APO Refractor with LX850 Mount includes StarLock - the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core, StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor system to provide computer assisted polar alignment using the drift method. Once aligned the StarLock is guiding the mount in real time, and even automatically programs periodic error correction, achieving a guiding accuracy of up to 1 arc second in good seeing and with the capability of guiding on stars as faint as 11th magnitude.
The Meade LX850-ACF 130mm f/7 Triplet APO Telescope comes with the LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arc minute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8" main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port. Mount main body weight is 55 pounds. The fully height adjustable (29 to 45") tripod features massive 3" diameter legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 pounds. Includes single 26 pound stainless steel counterweight, additional weights sold separately. LX800 mount shown in photo, LX850 mount similar.