Meade 6000 Series 70 mm Quadruplet APO Refractor

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ME-261000
  • 4-Element Petzval Design Made with FPL 53 ED Glass.
  • 70 mm Aperture.
  • f/5 Focal Ratio.
  • Lightweight and Portable.
  • Large 42 mm Image Circle.
  • NOTE: This refractor is built for photography and cannot be used visually.
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Meade 6000 Series 70 mm Quadruplet APO Refractor

The Meade 6000 Series 70 mm Quadruplet APO Refractor is a true four-element Apochromatic Refractor with a 350 mm focal length, a 70 mm aperture and fully multi-coated optics. It offers sharp, wide-field views on full-frame cameras, meeting the needs of selective astronomers.

The Meade 6000 Series 70 mm Quadruplet Features

  • Fully multi-coated quadruplet lens system. False color is virtually eliminated, producing astonishing color correction, contrast, and sharpness
  • A 2.5-inch rack-and-pinion focuser, which is rotatable for easy framing of the photographed object.
  • It also includes an extendable dew shield and an aluminum carry case.
  • The camera connection is an M48 and comes with an M48 to T-Thread adapter.
NOTE: This refractor is built for photography and cannot be used visually.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture70 mm (2.75")
Back Focus55mm
Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale 2" Filter/Wide T—Ring (M48x0.75)
Corrected Image Circle42mm
Dawes Limit1.66 arcseconds
Focal Length350 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
Free ShippingYes
Hightest Magnification140x
Light Gathering Power100x
Limiting Magnitude13
Optical DesignPetzval
Tube Length311mm
Tube Weight4.5 lbs

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • Meade 70 mm Astrograph Quadruplet Refractor.
  • Mount Rings.
  • Vixen Style Dovetail Bar.
  • M48-M42 Adapter Ring.
  • Aluminum Hard Carry Case

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AM
02/19/2020
Andrew M.
United States United States
Amazing value for flawless optics

After using this scope for about 7 months I feel qualified to write this review. Optics: Flawless stars with zero chromatic aberration across the whole field. Since it has a built in flattener, there is no second guessing with backfocus requirements. Slap a camera on and go. There is some purpling/bloating with a modified DSLR or with OSC, so shoot with a Lum filter, as you should anyways. Construction: No distortion from sag visible in acquisition frames, even with a heavy camera, filter wheel, and cables hanging off the back. Focuser has sturdy fine/course adjustment knobs that operate smoothly and with minimal backlash. Included scope rings are well built, no flex against the dovetail as the mount slews Versatility: Possibly my one complaint is the need to occasionally get creative with adapters to properly secure the guidescope and the camera as I switch between my OSC, DSLR, and ASI1600, and also had to get creative to mount the focuser I chose (Pegasus focus cube). After a bit of tinkering, the scope works for any style of camera. I was even able to get it to reach focus with an eyepiece for a special project. Depending on your camera, you might need to adjust the position of the dovetail to get a good DEC balance. Overall, this scope is an absolute work horse, and is my first choice to recommend to beginners considering entering this hobby.

WC
06/10/2019
William C.
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!

BM
06/07/2019
Brian M.
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!

JP
07/12/2018
Jonathan P.
Terrific scope

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.