Up until now, the stargazer's two biggest challenges to enjoying the night sky have been aligning their telescope and finding objects. Meade’s ETX-AT Edition eliminates these two challenges and makes astronomy as easy as pushing a button – right out of the box. Want to see a hard-to-find deep space galaxy? Simply push a button. The same goes for planets, stars, nebulae and more. Just pick an object you want to observe, press a button, and then Autostar will automatically point your telescope and put it right in your eyepiece.
Don't know what you want to see this evening? Go to the “Tonight's Best™” tour in your Aotostar. It automatically selects the best objects in the sky for that particular time and location (from its database of over 30,000 celestial objects). All you need is a clear night, a dark sky and a little curiosity. Whether you already know the sky by heart, or are just beginning your journey of discovery, your Meade ETX-AT will take you where you want to go. Astronomy has never been so fun and rewarding.
Serious astronomers for years have flocked to the Meade ETX for its observatory-quality Maksutov Cassegrain optical system. Its diffraction-limited optics are so crisp in contrast, brightness and image resolution that they consistently out-perform telescopes of larger aperture. All ETX telescopes features BK-7 glass and oversized Pyrex® primary mirrors. The entire optical system is manufactured at Meade's state-of-the-art manufacturing. The Meade Auto Star controller helps you quickly find, and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the sky. View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae and comets all at the push of a button. You don't already know the night sky? Let our programmed Tonight's Best™ tour in your Auto Star automatically point your telescope to the best objects in the sky. Astronomy has never been so easy and rewarding.
Easy Align ™
Meade's ETX-AT with Easy Align. You just enter your time & location and use the included bubble level compass to level the telescope and point it North. The ETX-AT will then point to the first of two alignment stars. Use the red dot finder to center the alignment star in the eyepiece. It's that easy!
Includes Field Tripod
Constructed of strong, lightweight steel, the full-length Meade #884 Deluxe Field Tripod provides a rigid mounting platform for virtually any ETX observing application.
Sturdy field tripod
Chrome-plated steel legs
Equatorial or Alt-Az position
More Power Than You’ll Ever Need.
Any astronomer will tell you that light gathering not power is what matters. A small, crisp image is better than a large hazy one. Meade’s 1.25" diameter Super Plössl eyepieces provide wider fields of view, allowing you to see more of the sky at greater magnifications.
Auto Star Suite™
Aperture 127mm (5.0")
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Focal Ratio f/15
Focal Length 1900mm
Field Tripod #884 Included
Software AutoStar Suite v5.5
PC Interface Cable Included
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