Meade StarNavigator NG (Next Generation)


A great choice for amateur and intermediate users alike.

Throughout the years, the StarNavigator Series has provided space admirers and amateur astronomers computerised, GoTo telescopes at a great price. The StarNavigator NG (Next Generation) Series takes this to the next level.

This Series features (6) different apertures and models, including: 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, 102mm refractor and 130mm reflector. Each model is powered by (8) AA batteries (user-supplied) or an external power supply.



StarNavigator NG 102 Refractor


  • 102mm Aperture with 660mm (f/6.5) Focal Length
  • Computerised, GoTo Single-Arm Mount with 12V DC Servo Drive
  • Vixen-style Dovetail Receiver - Versatility To Use A Variety of OTAs
  • Full Size Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • AudioStar™ Hand Controller - 30,000+ Celestial Objects Library
  • Two (2) 1.25 MA Eyepieces (9mm & 26mm) included

The StarNavigator NG 102mm features a 102mm Aperture with 660mm (f/6.5) Focal Length. The accessories include: (2) MA eyepieces (9mm & 26mm, providing 73x and 25x magnifications respectively) for high and low magnifications, bubble/level compass, and red-dot viewfinder to help easily locate objects in the night sky.

This telescope incorporates a sturdy tripod and single-arm mount featuring a vixen-style dovetail receiver. The vixen-style dovetail receiver allows for effortless removal of the OTA and provides versatility for the option to attach an array of OTAs. Also featured with this mount is Meade’s AudioStar® computer controller.

With AudioStar’s 30,000 object-database and over 4 hours of audio presentations built-in the electronics, you can spend countless hours to learn about the objects you’re viewing. Approximate assembled weight: 6 kg (14 lbs).

Carries full one year Meade UK limited factory warranty.


StarNavigator NG 130 Reflector


  • 130mm Aperture with 1000mm (f/7.7) Focal Length
  • Computerised, GoTo Single-Arm Mount with 12V DC Servo Drive
  • Vixen-style Dovetail Receiver - Versatility To Use A Variety of OTAs
  • Full Size Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • AudioStar™ Hand Controller - 30,000+ Celestial Objects Library
  • Two (2) 1.25" MA Eyepieces (9mm & 26mm) included

The StarNavigator NG 130 Reflector features a 130mm Aperture with 1000mm (f/7.7) Focal Length. The accessories include: (2) MA eyepieces (9mm & 26mm, providing 111x and 38x magnifications respectively) for high and low magnifications, bubble/level compass, red-dot viewfinder, and carry bag for easy portability.

This telescope incorporates a sturdy tripod and single-arm mount featuring a vixen-style dovetail receiver. The vixen-style dovetail receiver allows for effortless removal of the OTA and provides versatility for the option to attach an array of OTAs. Also featured with this mount is Meade’s AudioStar® computer controller.

With AudioStar’s 30,000 object-database and over 4 hours of audio presentations built-in the electronics, you can spend countless hours to learn about the objects you’re viewing. Approximate assembled weight: 7 kg (15.3 lbs).

Carries full one year Meade UK limited factory warranty.




StarNavigator NG 125 Maksutov


  • 127mm Aperture with 1900mm (f/15) Focal Length
  • Computerised, GoTo Single-Arm Mount with 12V DC Servo Drive
  • Vixen-style Dovetail Receiver - Versatility To Use A Variety of OTAs
  • Full Size Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • AudioStar™ Hand Controller - 30,000+ Celestial Objects Library
  • Two (2) 1.25" MA Eyepieces (9mm & 26mm) included

The StarNavigator NG 125 Maksutov-Cassegrain features a 127mm Aperture with 1900mm (f/15) Focal Length. The accessories include: (2) MA eyepieces (9mm & 26mm, providing 211x and 73x magnifications respectively) for high and low magnifications, bubble/level compass, and red-dot viewfinder to help easily locate objects in the night sky.

This telescope incorporates a sturdy tripod and single-arm mount featuring a vixen-style dovetail receiver. The vixen-style dovetail receiver allows for effortless removal of the OTA and provides versatility for the option to attach an array of OTAs. Also featured with this mount is Meade’s AudioStar® computer controller.

With AudioStar’s 30,000 object-database and over 4 hours of audio presentations built-in the electronics, you can spend countless hours to learn about the objects you’re viewing. Approximate assembled weight: 7.3 kg (16 lbs).

Carries full one year Meade UK limited factory warranty.




AudioStar computer controller


The AudioStar computer controller with speaker helps you quickly find and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky. With the AudioStar Controller plugged into your Meade telescope the astronomical universe is in the palm of your hand. Never before has such powerful telescope technology been so easy to operate, even by the most casual observer. Coiled cord and instructions included.

View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, comets and more-all at the push of a button. Don't know what you want to view this evening? Then go to the Tonight's Best™ tour in your AudioStar. It automatically selects the best objects in the sky for that particular time and location.

Meade AudioStar Controller. Next generation Meade AutoStar, now with audio files and an internal speaker. This amazing computerised celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment.

Once aligned with the sky the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability the AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, a database of up to 200 user-defined objects, 9-Speed dual-axis movement, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.



AudioStar features


The AudioStar controller provides all of the telescope control functions of the previous AutoStar handboxes but adds unique Astronomer Inside digital audio software and a speaker built into the AudioStar body that can provide you with more than four hours of fascinating and professionally-recorded audio descriptions of the objects you are observing. With Astronomer Inside technology, everyone around your telescope can listen and learn about more than 500 of the celestial objects contained in the AudioStar database, including planets, nebulas, star clusters, the Moon, and much more. Astronomer Inside puts the experience and astronomical knowledge of a professional astronomer in the palm of your hand.

Included in the AudioStar’s database are all of the following 30,000+ astronomical objects and stars – a range of objects certain to keep even the most active amateur astronomer growing in his or her studies of the skies for years:

  • the complete Index Catalog (IC), containing 5,386 galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters of all types;
  • the complete New General Catalog (NGC), containing 7,840 galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters of all types;
  • the complete Messier catalog of 110 Messier (M) objects, the best-known catalog of heavenly showpieces for the amateur astronomer;
  • the 109 objects of the Caldwell Catalog, a new listing of the best objects for small telescopes that expands the Messier catalog;
  • 16,800 stars from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) catalog, including double stars, variable stars, and other stars of special note;
  • 50 Earth-orbiting satellites, 26 asteroids (including all of the brightest asteroids), 15 periodic comets, and the 8 major planets from Mercury to Pluto.

With a talking AudioStar plugged into your Meade scope, the astronomical universe is in the palm of your hand. Never before has such powerful telescope technology been so informative and easy to operate, even by the most casual observer.


Models and Prices

StarNavigator NG 102
Refractor
StarNavigator NG 130
Reflector
StarNavigator NG 125
Maksutov
Retail Price inc. VAT £339.00 £389.00 £439.00
Purchase at Opticstar.com
Product Code 218002 218004 218006
Clear Aperture 102mm 130mm 127mm
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor Newtonian Reflector Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical Coatings Multi-Coated T.B.C. Multi-Coated
Focal Length 660mm 1000mm 1900mm
Viewfinder Red Dot with slip fit bracket
Eyepiece(s) Two (2) 1.25” MA Eyepieces:
26mm (25x magnification)
9mm (73x magnification)
Two (2) 1.25” MA Eyepieces:
26mm (38x magnification)
9mm (111x magnification)
Two (2) 1.25” MA Eyepieces:
26mm (73x magnification)
9mm (211x magnification)
Dovetail Vixen-Style Vixen-Style Vixen-Style
Dew Shield Yes No No
Mount Type Computerised, GoTo Single-Arm Mount with 12V DC Servo Drive
Hand Controller AudioStar™ AudioStar™ AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects 30,000 objects 30,000 objects
Tripod Full size Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Time Chip Yes Yes Yes
Software Planetarium software on DVD
Batteries (user supplied) Eight (8) AA size batteries
Assembled Product Dimensions 61cm x 61cm x 140cm (24" x 24" x 55") 61cm x 61cm x 147cm (24" x 24" x 58") 61cm x 61cm x 135cm (24" x 24" x 53")
Assembled Product Weight 6.35 kg (14 lbs) 7 kg (15.3 lbs) 7.3 kg (16 lbs)

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