Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO OTA

Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO OTA


For crisp wide-field observing and imaging, few optical designs match the performance of a true triple-element apochromatic refractor

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Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO OTA

For crisp wide field observing and imaging, nothing can beat a true triple-element Apochromatic Refractor (APO). Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are among the finest available optically at any price.

This impressive 80mm (3.1”) f/6 refractor has a focal length of 480mm, making it ideal for wide field observing and advanced astrophotography. Features a fully multi-coated triplet objective lens made from the highest quality FPL53 ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or “colour fringing”.

Features a super precise dual speed 2″ Crayford focuser with 10:1 gear reduction for ultra fine focus control. Standard equipment also includes a Meade Series 5000 2″ diagonal with 99% reflectivity, built in sliding dew shield, and an aluminium hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use. Also includes aluminium cradle ring assembly with dovetail compatible with many commercially available mounts. Mount and eyepieces sold separately.

Optical tube measures approximately 46cm (18″) long by 10cm (4″) diameter and weighs 3.3kg (7.2 lbs). Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.

Stock No: 0306-00-05


  • True ED Apochromatic Triplet. A true triplet optical design guarantees the textbook color corection you should expect from a premium APO.
  • Premium ED Glass. For unsurpassed color correction, brightness, and clarity, the Series 6000 APOs uses premium FPL53 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass.
  • Fast Focal Ratio. At f/6 (80mm), this scope is tailor-made for wide field astrophotography.
  • Air-Space Objective Lens. The precision air-spaced triple element ED objective lens focuses red, green, and blue wave lengths to the same exact focal point.
  • Fully-Multicoated Lenses. Meade broadband multicoated lenses ensure maximum light transmission.
  • Machined Aluminum Dual Speed Crayford Focuser. A superior focuser means smooth and repeatable focusing with no image shift. Every Meade Series 6000 ED Triplet APO includes a zero iamge-shift 10:1 dual speed crayford focuser, giving you the fine focus you want for super sharp visuals and images.
  • The 80mm APO features a large 2″ diameter focuser.
  • Enhanced 2″ Diagonal. All Series 6000 ED APO telescopes include an enhanced 99% reflectivity slip-fit diagonal.
  • Fully-Extendable Dew Shield. An essential accessory built into the telescope, protecting it from dew build up and stray light.
  • Cradle Rings and Mounting Bracket. Allows mounting on a wide variety of Meade and non-Meade German Equatorial Mounts and most photo tripods.

Clear Aperture: 80mm
Optical Design: Apochromatic Refractor
Focal Length: 480mm
Focal Ratio: f/6
OTA Mounting: Vixen®-style mounting plate
Optical Coatings: Fully Multi-Coated
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit): 1.45 arcseconds
Diagonal: 2 inch with 99% refelctivity
Focus System: Crayford-style 2 inch zero image-shift focuser with dual speed 10:1 control
Glass: FPL53 extra-low dispersion glass
Optical Tube: Aluminum
OTA Weight: 7.2 lbs.
OTA Dimensions: 4 inch diameter x 18 inches

Meade Series 6000 ED Triplet APO Refractor Instructions


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