Meade LightSwitch LS 6-inch (LS6) ACF telescope

Fully automated telescope featuring LightSwitch technology that star aligns itself.

  • Self-aligning telescope with GPS & GoTo
  • Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optical design
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™)
  • Aperture: 6-inch (152mm)
  • Focal length: 1524mm
  • Focal ratio: f/10
  • AutoStar III handbox controller
  • Over 100,000 object database
  • Aluminium tripod with accessory tray
  • One 1.25" Plossl 26mm Eyepiece
  • UK warranty
Meade LightSwitch LS 6-inch (LS6) ACF
  • Product code: 0610-03-10
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  • Retail Price: £ 1639.00
GBP £ 1393.15 (inc VAT)
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Description

Meade’s LightSwitch (LS) 6" ACF™ telescope. This award-winning 6" f/10 (1524mm focal length) powerhouse telescope is feature packed. Meade's patented automatic self- alignment system aligns with just one touch of the power switch. Just flip the switch and walk away. It aligns itself. It’s that simple.

The Advanced-Coma Free (ACF™) design reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. This ACF™ telescope also delivers coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields, giving you razor sharp detail on the edge of your view.

The included AutoStar III GoTo handbox has a 100,000+ object library and guided tour functions. Continuing, the Meade ECLIPS colour CCD camera (640x480 resolution) allows you to capture images of your favourite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external monitor (product code: 07700, sold separately) - or, store the photos on a SD card (sold separately) so you can partake in CCD imaging your very first night out.


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The included Astronomer Inside feature delivers over four hours of fun and informational audio presentations which can be heard over the built-in speaker. Astronomer Inside also has 30 minutes of video presentations and animations that can be seen with Meade’s Color LCD Video Monitor (product code: 07700, sold separately). Imagine being given a brief and entertaining video presentation on Saturn while viewing that planet and its fabulous rings for the very first time.

This telescope truly does it all. Eight (user supplied) C cell batteries will run the telescope for 3-5 hours. For longer observing sessions, use a Meade Universal A/C Power Supply. Includes a highly rigid single-fork mount featuring aluminum construction with massive 4.875" precision worm-gears.

Meade LightSwitch LS telescope.

Standard equipment also includes a sturdy, adjustable height tripod with steel legs for great stability and vibration damping - and a Series 4000 Meade 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece (77X magnification). Additional eyepieces available separately, compatible with all Meade and other brand 1.25” barrel size eyepieces.

Meade LightSwitch technology- bringing the fun back to Astronomy. This changes everything.

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.

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Meade LightSwitch LS 6-inch (LS6) ACF
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku 0610-03-10
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942353013
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series LightSwitch
Experience Level Intermediate
Clear Aperture 6" (152mm)
Focal Length 1524mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™)
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™)
Primary, Secondary Mirrors Pyrex® Glass
Correcting Plate/Lens Schott clear water white glass
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.76 arc-seconds
Limiting Visual Stellar Magnitude 14
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Focuser Mechanism Single Speed Focuser
Viewfinder Red Dot Finder
Eyepiece Series 4000™ 26mm Super Plossl, 1.25"
Star Diagonal 1.25" prism diagonal
Telescope Mounting Aluminium, rigid single arm alt-azimuth
GoTo Pointing Precision 5-arc mins. (approx)
Pointing Precision 3-arc mins., High Precision Mode
Slow-Motion Controls Electric, RA and Dec
AutoStar III Hand Controller Toshiba® microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit
Onboard Celestial Object Database Over 100,000 objects
Slew Speeds RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
Tracking Rates Sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected
Power Requirements • Eight (8) C-cell batteries (user supplied);
• Power supply 12 Volt DC, 5 Amp (user supplied);
Battery Life 3 to 5 hours (approx)
Tube Body Aluminium
Mount Castings Aluminium
Storage Mini SD Card (user supplied)
Input/Output USB 2.0
Speaker Built in Mount
Connections USB, AutoStar Hand Box, 12v Power In, Electric Focuser, Audio Out, Video Out
Multimedia Content Descriptions of the Planets, Moon, Stars, Clusters, Nebulae, Galaxies and more
Audio Over 4 Hours Featuring the Voice of Sandy Wood From "Star Date"
Video 30 Minutes of Movies and Annimations Plus Hundreds of Still Images
Software Planetarium software on DVD for Microsoft Windows 10
Optical Tube Dimensions Ø 17.8cm x 26cm Length (Ø 7" x 14.2" Length)
Assembled Telescope Weight 12.7 kg (28 lbs)
Assembled Tripod Weight 4 kg (9 lbs)
Field Tripod Height 65cm to 111cm variable (25.5" to 43.5" variable)
Transit Weights & Dimensions • Box 1 (telescope): 20 kg, 76cm x 52cm x 36cm
• Box 2 (tripod): 6 kg, 74cm x 28cm x 28cm
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