Meade LXD75 SN10-AT UHTC 10 inch Autostar NEW
Includes: Meade reflector telescope LXD75 SN10AT UHTC optical tube, German equatorial mount, Autostar 497 hand controller, 8x50 achromatic viewfinder, Eyepiece holder for 1.25 and 2 inch, 2 inch focuser, heavy duty tripod, Power supply, 26mm Super Plossl 1.25 inch eyepiece.
Aperture: 10-Inch. Focal Length: 1016mm. Focal Ratio: f/4. 8x50 Viewfinder, Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). Optical Tube Construction Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optics are mounted in precision-machined aluminum cells and mounted in sturdy steel tubes which are baked with high grade textured enamel paint. The optical tube assembly is closed, reducing air currents inside the tube. This prevents distortion of an otherwise sharp image.
Plus, a closed tube significantly helps keep the optics clean. Corrector Lens Fully corrects for spherical aberration and provides pinpoint star images. Water white glass is used in all Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain corrector lenses to maximize light transmission. The use of water white glass results in an increase of light transmission in excess of 10%, as compared to competing telescopes using soda lime glass. Individually Figured Optics Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain corrector lenses and mirrors are individually figured to create a superior optical system, which is renowned for its exquisite smoothness and performance.
Meade LXD75 SN10-AT UHTC is an 10 inch Schmidt-Newtonian reflector type telescope, also known as an SNT, with 1016mm focal length and fast f/4 aperture and Meade Ultra High Transmission Coating, for 20% more image brightness over its non-UHTC sister model.
This Meade Newtonian reflector scope includes the Autostar 497 hand controller. Meade Schmidt-Newtonian optics yield pinpoint stellar images over an extremely wide field-of-view with only half the coma of standard Newtonians of the same focal ratio.
These Schmidt-Newtonian optics are mounted in precision-machined aluminum cells, which are then mounted in sturdy steel tubes which are baked with high-grade textured enamel paint. The optical tube assembly is closed, reducing air currents inside the tube, preventing distortion of an otherwise sharp image, and helps keep the optics clean.
Water white glass is used in all Meade LXD75 Schmidt-Newtonian corrector lenses to maximize light transmission, for an increase of light transmission in excess of 10%, as compared to competitive telescopes using soda lime glass.
These Schmidt-Newtonian corrector lenses and mirrors are individually figured to create a superior optical system which is renowned for its exquisite smoothness and performance, with Pyrex® Premium-grade primary mirrors for exceptional thermal stability versus competing models using standard plate glass.
Meade Schmidt-Newtonians have extremely fast, well corrected F/Ratios for short photographic exposure times and wide fields-of-view.
The Autostar controller included with Meade LXD75 SN10-AT helps quickly find and go to over 30,000 objects, and can be updated via the Meade website.
8 x 50 Achromatic Viewfinder easily locates and centers deep sky objects. Made in the USA and performance tested at the state-of-the-art Meade facility.
Sturdy Mount with heavy-duty castings designed by Meade engineers and manufactured for high-performance observing and astrophotography.
Sturdy German Equatorial Mount is accurate and precise, with RA and Dec axes that move effortlessly on four high-precision stainless steel ball bearings.
High-Precision Worm Gears on both axes for smooth tracking and slewing. High-Precision Pointing (HPP) for even more precise pointing, putting objects in the center of the field-of-view allowing you to confirm deep sky objects at the faintest limits of the telescope capability.
Periodic Error Correction corrects periodic errors on the RA axis over the course of one or more training periods minimizing guidin