General Accessories


Meade Zero Image Shift-Electronic Micro-Focuser

Meade Zero Image Shift-Electronic Micro-Focuser #07080 for the Meade LX200-ACF and Meade LS models. This high precision, ultra smooth focuser allows you to obtain an extremely accurate image focus. Perfect for astrophotography or during high power planetary observation. Focus is controlled through the existing Autostar II or Autostar III handbox of the telescope. This very high quality accessory securely mounts to a thread-on type adapter (included) to the rear of your telescope. The diagonal or camera (not included) then inserts into the microfocuser which has approximately 1/2 inch of travel. Coarse focus is achieved conventionally through the telescopes focus knob. The Microfocuser is then used to achieve a more precisely focused image via the keypad, without image shift or shake.

Includes focuser with adapters for the rear of any Meade LX200-ACF or LS model telescope and cord to plug into the focuser port of the telescope. This focuser is also compatible with LX200GPS models. Not compatible with LX200 "Classic" or Meade LX90 models.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

LS 3.5" Colour LCD Video Monitor

LS 3.5" Colour LCD Video Monitor. This full colour monitor plugs directly into the built in camera on the Meade LS-6 and LS-8 LightSwitch telescopes. Includes mounting bracket, connector cord and battery pack.

Meade #828 8x50 Rear Focus Viewfinder - Blue tube

Meade 8x50 Rear Focus Viewfinder #07828. Easily locate and center deep sky objects with this straight-through viewfinder with convenient rear focus. As used on and includes quick release mounting bracket for Meade LX90 and LX200 models. Features a large 5 degree field of view providing easy location of objects during the alignment process. Includes thumbscrews to align the viewfinder to the main telescope and rubber eyeguard for comfort. The deep blue finish matches the Meade LX90 and LX200 optical tubes. Includes cross hair for great precision of alignment. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter for SCT and ACF models

Meade Eypeiece Holder #07182. For attaching 1.25" slip fit accessories to the rear cell of any Meade SCT or ACF. This eyepiece holder is standard equipment with a wide variety of Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain (SC) and Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) models including LX200, LX200GPS, LX200ACF, all LX90 models, the Meade LS models, and older Meade SC telescopes produced since 1979. Threads on to the rear cell of all compatible models. Features a locking thumbscrew for secure attachment of 1.25" slip fit accessories such as the common 1.25" diagonal as well as photographic accessories and imaging adapters. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade 2" Accessory Adapter for Meade ACF and SCT models

SKU: 07085. Converts the rear cell thread of the telescope to a 2" slip fit, allowing use of 2" accessories such as 2" slip fit diagonals and 2" eyepieces on Meade LS, LX90 and LX200 models of all years and sizes. Compatible with all years, makes and Models of Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain and Advanced Coma Free models including 2080, 2120, LX50, LX200, RCX, and LS models and other models which have a Schmidt-Cassegrain rear cell thread. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade Canon EOS T-Mount

Meade Canon EOS T-Mount #07384. Allows you to attach your Canon EOS to your telescope via a Meade camera adapter, sold separately. Having the right equipment to shoot art-gallery images of the heavens starts with the right telescope, camera and camera adapter, and ends here, with the right T-mount for your make and model of camera. Note: Not compatible with "standard" Canon types, use with EOS models only. Whether you are a seasoned star-shooter, a serious researcher, or just a beginner, Meade has everything you need to capture the night sky for art or science. The Canon EOS T-Mount allows you to attach your camera to the Meade telescope and camera adapter of your choice. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade Nikon T-Mount

Meade Nikon T-Mount #07378. Allows you to attach your Nikon made SLR or DSLR camera to your telescope via a Meade camera adapter, sold separately. Having the right equipment to shoot art-gallery images of the heavens starts with the right telescope, camera and camera adapter, and ends here, with the right T-mount for your make and model of camera. Whether you are a seasoned star-shooter, a serious researcher, or just a beginner, Meade has everything you need to capture the night sky for art or science. The Nikon T-Mount allows you to attach your Nikon SLR or DSLR camera to the Meade telescope and camera adapter of your choice. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade #505 Connector Cable Set

Meade 505 Connector Cable Set #07505. This is a PC to AutoStar or AudioStar connector cable only. Allows connection of a Meade 497 AutoStar or Meade AudioStar keypad to a PC serial port using Meade AutoStar Suite software, available for free download at www.Meade.com. When used with appropriate software it allows for telescope control from the PC, downloading software updates, and cloning one keypad to another so you can share user created databases. Software not included.

Comes with a 3 foot 4 pin to 4 pin cable, a 6 foot 4 pin to 6 pin cable, and a 6 pin to RS-232 serial interface adapter. For use with #497 AutoStar and AudioStar keypads as supplied as standard equipment on Meade ETX-90, ETX-125, LXD75, LX80, LX90, and other models. Note: USB compatible with addition of Meade USB Adapter, sold separately. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade #506 Connector Cable Kit with AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software

Meade #506 Connector Cable Kit with Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition Software #04513. Allows you to both operate and update your AutoStar equipped Meade telescope form your computer. For use with #494 AutoStar equipped models including Meade ETX-60, ETX-70 and ETX-80 and most DS-2000 series models from a PC. May also be used with Meade NGC non- motorized models. Includes serial cord connector, USB Adapter sold separately. Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition shows the night sky, constellations, planet positions, and more for any location on Earth. Controls any Meade telescope with a 494 Autostar, allowing telescope control from the PC. Displays more than 15,000 celestial wonders: galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, stars and planets on your PC. This enables even the beginner to locate and identify objects to observe with the telescope and print out star charts for use in observing sessions.

Includes a 6 foot 4 pin to 6 pin serial cable with integrated AUX-to-serial converter and 6 pin to RS-232 serial interface adapter. For Meade Model 494 Autostar equipped and NGC models only. Note: USB compatible with addition of Meade USB Adapter, sold separately.

Meade #507 Cable Connector Kit

The #507 Cable Connector Kit allows connecting your LX200-ACF Autostar II keypad to the serial port on your personal computer/laptop. Also compatible with LX200GPS and LX200 "Classic" (pre-Autostar). Length is six feet. Software not included. May also be used with USB adapter (sold separately) to connect to an available USB port on the PC. Note: serial port interface. USB Adapter not included, available for separate purchase. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade USB to RS-232 (Serial) Adapter

Meade USB to RS-232 (Serial) Adapter #07507. The USB to RS-232 Serial Adapter permits connection of any Meade telescope's RS-232 serial interface to a PC or laptops available USB Port. This allows you to use the Meade #505 Cable Connector Kit with Software or #506 Cable Connector Kit with Software to connect your telescope to the PC. A driver for the USB adapter is included on a CD, which effectively creates a virtual serial port within the PC. The USB adapter and software are compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP. For Windows 32-bit operating systems. USB support for Windows 7 or 8 - 64 bit systems is available with use of a 64-bit driver available from Meade.com. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade #62 T-Adapter for ACF/SCT

Meade #62 T-Adapter #07352. Schmidt-Cassegrain style telescope adapter for prime focus photography. Compatible with all Meade LS, LX90 and LX200 models including ACF and older Schmidt-Cassagrain designs which have a standard Schmit-Cassegrain type rear cell thread. The #62 T-Adapter threads to the rear cell of the telescope directly without use of an eyepiece holder. Output is a standard photographic T-thread (male) to which many imaging devices including the Meade DSI will thread directly. For film based SLR cameras a T-Mount is required, ordered separately for your 35mm camera brand. The appropriate T-mount will thread onto the universal threads of the T-Adapter on one side and has the bayonet-mount unique to the user's brand of 35mm camera on the other side. In this way the camera body is rigidly coupled to the telescope's optical system, which in effect becomes the camera's lens. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade #64 T-Adapter for Meade ETX-90, ETX-105 and ETX-125

SKU: 07363. Meade #64 T-Adapter. Allows for prime focus photography with Meade ETX-90 and ETX-125 models. The #64 T-Adapter threads to the rear photo port of the ETX telescope. Output is a standard photographic T-thread to which many imaging devices including the Meade DSI will thread directly. For film based SLR cameras a T-Mount (not included) is required, ordered separately for your specific 35mm camera brand and model. The combined 64T-Adapter and T-Mount rigidly couple the telescope's optical system, which in effect becomes the camera's lens. Compatible with all ETX-90 and ETX-125 models including ETX-90, ETX-90RA, ETX-90PE, and all ETX-125 and ETX-125PE models. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Meade #64ST Adapter for Meade ETX-60, ETX-70 and ETX-80

SKU: 07366. Meade #64ST Adapter for photography with the Meade ETX-60, ETX-70 and ETX-80 models. The #64ST Adapter threads securely to the rear photo port of the ETX telescope. Output is a standard photographic T-thread to which many imaging devices including the Meade DSI will thread directly. For film based SLR cameras a T-Mount (not included) is also required, ordered separately for your specific 35mm camera brand. Together the 64ST and T-Mount rigidly couple your camera to the telescope's optical system, which in effect becomes the camera's lens. Compatible with all ETX-60, ETX-70 and ETX-80 models. Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.

Meade ETX-90/105/125 to SCT Back Cell Thread Adapter

SKU: 11-7356-00. Thread the Back Cell Thead Adapter onto the photo port of Meade's ETX-90/105/125 telescopes. This adapter will allow you to attach a f/6.3 or a f/3.3 focal reducer to the telescope, and any other Meade accessories that require a SCT thread. The f/6.3 and f/3.3 focal reducers provide a larger field of view, and cut down the exposure time for these long focal length telescopes. Note: In order to attach the Meade Deep Sky Imager to the Back Cell Thread Adapter, the optional 1.25" eyepiece holder is (SKU: #07182) is required. Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.

Light Shrouds for Meade LightBridge Dobsonians

Shrouds for Meade LightBridge Dobsonians. Block stray light from interfering with your observing with this easy to use shroud for your LightBridge, improving contrast of the images where ambient light may be an issue. Also helps reduce the potential for dew formation on the secondary mirror during damp observing conditions. Keeps out ambient light from nearby street lights and other sources. This lightweight shroud will not noticeably affect the telescope balance. Made of durable "rip-stop" nylon for years of performance. Features elastic ends and a non reflective black inner liner. Fastens and detaches within moments with a Velcro™ style hook and loop attachment. Note: LightBridge telescope shown in photo for illustrative purposes only, telescope not included. Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.

Variable Projection Camera Adapter A-size

SKU: 07361. Allows for a range of effective focal ratios during eyepiece-projection photography. For telescopes with 1.25" focuser. Inserts into any 1.25" eyepiece holder and a 1.25" eyepiece is then typically inserted into the VPCA, usually in the 15mm to 32mm focal length range. The machined sliding-cell assembly can be fixed at any position along its length and is held in position via thumbscrew. The resulting effective focal ratio is then determined by the sliding adjustment and eyepiece used. For film based SLR cameras a T-Mount is required, ordered separately for your 35mm camera brand. Compatible with all Meade SCT and ACF models. Can be used for prime focus photography without eyepiece. Carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

R.A. Motor Drive for Polaris

SKU: 616000. The Meade Polaris Electric RA Motor Drive attaches easily and directly to the Meade Polaris EQ telescopes #216001 through #216006. With the motor drive attached and turned on, the telescope can move at the sidereal rate to track any celestial object and keep it centered in the telescopic field. With the variable speed adjustment, you can quickly and easily change the tracking speed to track the moon, planets, or stars. With the Polaris EQ mount properly aligned to the pole, (see telescope instruction manual) the motor drive will keep the object in the field of view for 10 to 20 minutes before re-centering is required. Compatible with both Northern Hemisphere and South Hemisphere operation. Direction of tracking is controlled via a convenient N/S switch on the motor housing. Once installed, the RA motor drive may be left permanently attached to the telescope. Requires a single standard 9V battery (included) which will last many enjoyable observing sessions, approximately 40 hours total run time.

Meade #607 DC Power Cord w/Cigarette Lighter Adapter

SKU : 07043. Lets you power most Meade models from a car cigarette lighter style power socket. Works with Meade ETX90, ETX-125, LXD-75, LS and LT models, LX90 models, LX200GPS and ACF models up to 14" diameter, all RCX/LX400 models, and other models which have a 12V "phono" type power input jack. Note: not compatible with DS-2000 series telescopes, 18 volt LX200 "Classic models, or 16" LX200 whch require 18 volts. Offering convenient power on the go, this item is great for saving batteries and for extended star parties. Includes a 25 foot extension cord. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.


Product List

Product Code Product Description Opticstar Retail Price
07080 Zero Image Shift Electronic Micro-Focuser for LX200 and LS £272.00
07700 LS 3.5" LCD Video Monitor £72.00
07828 Meade #828 8x50 Rear Focus Viewfinder - Blue tube £72.00
07829 Meade #829 8x50 Rear Focus Viewfinder - White tube £72.00
07823 Meade Red Dot Finder £24.95
07182 Eyepiece Holder 1.25" for ACF / SCT models (visual back) £37.00
07384 Canon EOS T-Mount £15.00
07378 Nikon T-Mount £15.00
07352 #62 T-Adapter for ACF/SCT (LT, LS, LX90, LX200) £37.00
07363 #64 T-Adapter for ETX-90/105/125 £33.00
07366 #64ST T-Adapter for ETX-60/70/80 £18.00
07036 ETX-90/105/125 to SCT Back Cell Thread Adapter £18.00
07505 #505 Connector Cable Set for #497 AutoStar/AudioStar £18.00
04513 #506 Connector Cable Set w/Software £36.00
07047 #507 Cable Connector Kit for LX200 Classic, AutoStar II £36.00
07507 USB to RS-232 (Serial) Adapter £49.00
07101 Light Shroud for 10" LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian £42.00
07102 Light Shroud for 12" LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian £49.00
07385 ETX-80 Hard Case £66.00
07368 Vibration Isolation Pads £53.00
07361 Variable Projection Camera Adapter A-size £52.00
07932 Vixen-style Dovetail (~15cm long) £22.00
616000 R.A. Motor Drive for Polaris £36.95
07043 #607 Power Cord, Cig. 7.6m for ETX-90/105/125, LS, LX up to 14" £23.00

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