Meade telescopes, known for it’s ground breaking leaps in telescopic design, has introduced dozens of improvements over the years that have made amateur astronomy easier to access and more enjoyable than ever.
Meade telescopes feature excellent optics and sophisticated GOTO drive systems. The Meade range covers entry level telescopes right through to observatory grade instruments so there is something for every observer here!
Moving into the 21st century, Meade has continued it’s series of industry firsts, solidifying its place as the innovative leader in the amateur astronomy market:
Meade’s UHTC in 2002, the first ultra-high transmission coatings for commercial telescopes. Precisely designed to improve the performance of a telescope’s optics, these advanced multi-coatings increase light transmission — on average across the visual spectrum — by about 15%, providing much higher performance for observers and astrophotographers alike. Still the industry standard, these coatings are available only from Meade.
Advanced Coma-Free optical system, the first affordable optics delivering Ritchey-Chrétien-like performance, in 2005. A traditional Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) is a type of reflector that delivers a coma-free view via hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make, few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. This ACF design produces a coma-free, flatter field of view that equals traditional RC telescopes at a fraction of the cost. The design also eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism, both of which are inherent in the traditional RC design. No other optical design delivers both the level of performance and affordability as ACF.