Meade Series 6000 APO 80mm Triplet Refractor

Highest grade Triplet APO offers fully multi-coated optics for crisp, clear images.

  • Optical Design: 3-element
  • Optical Glass: Premium ED
  • Optical Coatings: Fully Multi Coated
  • Aperture: 80mm
  • Focal Length: 480mm (f/6)
  • 2.5” Dual-Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser
  • Fully extendable dew shield
  • Vixen-Style dovetail
  • Hard Carry Case
  • UK warranty
Meade Series 6000 APO 80mm Triplet Refractor
  • Product code: 261001
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 1040.00
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Description

Meade’s Series 6000 80mm is a 80mm aperture, Triplet Apochromatic (APO) Refractor with 480mm (f/6) Focal Length. This extra-low dispersion (ED) Triplet APO offers fully multi-coated optics for crisp, clear images. Fully-illuminated image circle is 45mm. Safely secure and transport your APO with the included hard aluminium hard carry case. Assembled product weight: 3.2 kg (6.9 lbs). Assembled product dimensions: 40cm x 11.5cm x 15.3cm (15.5" x 4.5" x 6").

The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors are some of the best crafted refractors on the market. Each refractor is individually constructed and tested to ensure that they meet our highest standards, both optically and mechanically.

These telescopes were built with the observer and imager in mind. With the three-element optical design using the highest grade extra-low dispersion optical glass, false colour is virtually eliminated, yielding astonishing colour correction, contrast, and sharpness.


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Focuser

Upgraded in the Series 6000 Triplets APOs is the proprietary 2.5” dual-speed rack-and-pinion focuser. The focuser comes with a 10:1 fine focus knob for precise focusing. It includes millimetre markings on the drawtube to assist with focusing accuracy and is also rotatable which allows for easy framing of the photographed object. New for this focuser is the 2” self-centre locking ring that allows diagonals or cameras to be well centred to the optical train every time the locking ring is engaged.

Hard case and more

Standard equipment also includes a fully extendable dew shield, mounting rings, a Vixen-style dovetail, and an aluminium hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use.

Optional focal reducer

In addition to the deluxe focuser the Series 6000 Apochromatic Refracting Telescopes now have an optional 0.8x Focal Reducer/Field Flattener for photographic purposes. For wide field images the Series 6000 Field Flattener/Focal Reducer 2” will reduce the f/6 80mm refractor to f/4.8. The new reducer will optically flatten the images yielding pin-point stars to the edge of your photographic frame.

Fine performance

The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors will fill the needs of the most discerning astronomer. For crisp wide-field observing and imaging, nothing can beat a true three-element Apochromatic Refractor (APO). Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are among the finest available optically at any price.

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

Meade Series 6000 APO refractors.
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Meade Series 6000 APO 80mm Triplet Refractor
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku 261001
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942999075
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series Series 6000 APO
Experience Level Advanced
Clear Aperture 80mm
Focal Length 480mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Optical Elements 3-elements
Optical Glass Premium ED (extremely low dispersion)
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Image Circle 45mm fully illuminated
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 1.4478 arc-seconds
Focuser 2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
Dew Shield Fully extendable dew shield
Dovetail Vixen-style
Hard Case Included
Eyepieces None
Diagonal None
Viewfinder None
Assembled Product Weight 3.2 kg (6.9 lbs)
Assembled Product Dimensions 40cm x 11.5cm x 15.3cm (15.5" x 4.5" x 6")
Transit Weight 6 kg
Transit Dimensions 44cm x 22cm x 30cm
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19 November 2019

This 4.5-inch apochromat packs a lot of bang for the buck. Review first published in Sky & Telescope magazine.

19 October 2017

The new Meade Series 6000 70mm APO Quadruplet and the Coronado SolarMax III 70 telescopes have been announced in the November 2017 issue of Astronomy Now magazine.

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