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Meade 6" ACF LightSwitch Computerized Telescope - 0610-03-10
Meade 6" ETX LS ACF Computerized Telescope
The revolutionary ETX-LS Meade LightSwitch telescope features the most advanced electronics and optics ever applied to a consumer telescope. Meade is producing the easiest-to-use, most entertaining, educational, high performance telescope on the market by combining LightSwitch Technology, Advanced Coma Free Optics (ACF), Astronomer-Inside multimedia output and a completely new mechanical design.
Meade 6" ETX LS ACF Computerized Telescope Specifications:
- The Meade 6" ETX LS ACF has a built-in alignment system for completely hands free alignment. Using the Integrated Sensor Module and the built-in ECLIPS CCD imager on the telescope tube, this Meade LightSwitch telescope allows the telescope to completely align itself with the sky without any input from the user.
- Single arm fork Altitude-Azimuth (Alt-Az) mount
- Rigid structure with large precision roller bearings on both axis designed to carry large OTAs
- Precision worm gear drives with 4.875" main gears in both axis for smooth and accurate tracking and slewing
- Long fork arm length to allow clearance with the base for most cameras
- Runs on internal "C" cell batteries for portable field operation
- Hand control holder built into base
- Off-On LightSwitch
- USB and other ports for accessory equipment
- Heavy-duty stable tripod with quick attachment of the mount
- 6" ACF optical tube assembly
- Advanced Coma-Free optical system for performance that only professionals or extreme amateurs had; 6" clear aperture with 1524 mm focal length for an f/10 system
- Standard SC threaded back cell that accepts most existing accessories designed for all Schmidt-Cassegrain models over the last 30 years
- Integrated Sensor Module (ISM) with GPS and Level North Technologies (LNT)
- Electronically Controlled Locate Identify Position System (ECLIPS) CCD imaging module
- Multimedia output - Professionally produced audio and video content for hundreds of objects and custom guided tours designed for your location, time and date. The multimedia presentations of this Meade LightSwitch telescope feature the voices of Sandy Woods of "Star Date" astronomy radio program and George Woods, Hollywood actor and the voice on many productions
- AutoStar III hand controller - Easily control telescope for automatic location of objects, tours and many other features. Approximately 100,000 objects in database. ECLIPS CCD Imager
- Essential part of the LightSwitch alignment system
- Sensitive wide-angle color 640x480 CCD imager for taking your own astrophotographs
- Save your photos on a SD card (user supplied)
- With a video monitor connected to the video out jack, see real-time images of the objects you see in the eyepiece of the Meade 6" ETX LS ACF
- Full USB support for accessories like additional DSI CCD cameras
- SD card slot for easy software upgrades for your Meade LightSwitch telescope and for storing your astrophotographs