Meade 5000 ED APO
The Meade 5000 ED APO telescope series outperforms the most expensive semi-APOs at a fraction of the cost.
For sharp wide field observation and imaging, there is nothing that can beat a true triple-element apochromatic refractor (APO).
This is especially true in astrophotography, where APOs have produced some of the most beautiful images of the heavens ever taken from earth.
However , not all APOs are created equal. The current market is filled with semi-APOs (with two lenses instead of three) that don't bring all the colors to focus in the refractor.
As a result of a two-year design process and a triple objective lens made from the highest quality ED (extra-low dispersion) glass, Meade Series 5000 ED APO Triplets are virtually free of chromatic aberration (color fringing).
Expert observers will be delighted by the total absence of color fringing and the scope's textbook-perfect pinpoint star images.
Even beginners will notice the breathtaking high contrast and resolution of a Series 5000 APO. One astronomer commented that the Series 5000 APO "kicked butt on my semi-APO that cost twice as much."
The scope is available as a standalone OTA, or as a package with the new Series 5000 2" enhanced diagonal and an aluminum carrying case.
Meade 80mm ED APO
The diameter is 3.1" with a focal Length of 480mm, f/6 and it features a super precise dual speed 2" Crayford focuser with 10:1 gear reduction for ultra fine focus control.
Meade 102mm ED APO
For sharp wide field observation and imaging, there is nothing that can beat a true triple-element apochromatic refractor.
Meade 127mm ED APO
This scope gives impressive visual and photographic performance in an extremely transportable package.
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