- Rich wide field of view
- Lightweight and portable
- Easy camera adaptation for Astrophotography
- 4-Element Petzval design made with FPL 53 ED glass
- Large 42mm Image Circle
Meade 6000 Series 70mm f/5 Petzval Refracting Telescope
Meades 70mm Astrograph Quadruplet Refactor is the newest member of the APO 6000 Series Telescopes. This telescope gives sharp wide fields on full frame cameras. For crisp, wide field imaging, nothing can beat a true quadruplet element Petzval Apochromatic Refractor (APO). Meade Series 6000 ED APO's are among the finest available optically at any price. Features a fully multi-coated quadruplet lens system for outstanding contrast, sharpness, and image flatness.
This impressive 70mm Astrograph produces a 42mm image circle and features a 2.5" Rack & Pinion focuser, extendable dew shield, and an aluminum carry case. Camera connection is M48, and comes with an M48 to T-Thread adapter.
|Aperture||70 mm (2.75")|
|Camera/Eyepiece Connection||Male 2" Filter/Wide T—Ring (M48x0.75)|
|Corrected Image Circle||42mm|
|Dawes Limit||1.66 arcseconds|
|Focal Length||350 mm|
|Light Gathering Power||100x|
|Tube Weight||4.5 lbs|
Great small imaging scope
I was looking for a small imaging scope for airline portable rig and this one fits the bill. Very smooth focuser and no need for a flattener because of the Petzval design. Even with a full frame DSLR the stars are sharp edge to edge. An excellent value!
Excellent little scope
I think the scope is an excellent example of short/fast and flat refractor. No additional pieces required for great images. Despite its small aperture the f/5 ratio brings in the light quickly It has a nice flat white finish with a smooth focuser. I added a Sesto focuser that works great. I love it!
I bought this scope several months ago now, and have put it through its paces on a variety of different AP targets, and it's performed extremely well: colors are spot on, and tight stars. I added a Pegasus focus motor and controller to the focuser, and it delivers extremely sharp images. Couldn't be happier with my purchase.