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Meade LS 6 ACF
LightSwitch Technology - Advanced Coma Free (ACF) Optics - UHTC Coatings
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands & Islands, please contact us.
Meade LS 6"
Advanced features include LightSwitch technology, ACF, ECLIPS CCD and Autostar III.
  • Optical Design: Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
  • Aperture:6" (152mm)
  • Focal ratio: f/10
  • Focal Length: 1524mm
  • Optical Coatings: U.H.T.C.
  • LightSwitch technology
  • Integrated CCD identifies position
  • GPS global positioning system
  • GoTo Hand controller: AutoStar III
  • Primary Mirror: Pyrex glass
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Meade LS 6 ACF
Package includes:
  • Electronic Level Sensor
  • Electronic Magnetic North Sensor
  • High Precision Internal Clock
  • Red Dot Viewfinder (SmartFinder)
  • Deluxe Field Tripod
  • SmartFinder (Red-dot Viewfinder)
  • Autostar controller
  • Series 4000 Super Plossl 26mm Eyepiece (1.25")
  • AutoStar Suite
  • Instruction Manual
  • OFFER: Please refer to the right hand column on this page.
Meade LCD Video Monitor for LS + £45.00
12V DC 6A Regulated Mains Power Supply Unit to power telescope. + £29.95
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MEDETXLS6 £ --- £ 20.00
Delivery information: Typically, this item is delivered within 3 business days.
Meade LS flyer
Meade LS User Manual
Meade & Coronado
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LS primer & firmware updates

This Telescope is the most technologically advanced model available and is the easiest to use. With new LightSwitch technology and Advanced Coma Free optics "this changes everything". All models include the latest 1.2g software revision.

Meade’s revolutionary LS™ LightSwitch™ telescope uses advanced technologies like GPS, LNT™ and ECLIPS™ CCD imaging to do what no other consumer telescope has done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope. Simply flip the switch and the ETX-LS automatically aligns itself. Astronomer Inside™ then takes you on a guided multimedia tour of the best objects in your sky. The new aluminum mount is lightweight and portable, yet has a rigid structure with precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy. All this combined with Meade’s Advanced Coma-Free optical system provides the stargazer with the most sophisticated, yet easiest to use telescope ever.

Meade takes out all the hassles and puts in all the fun with the all-new ETX–LS featuring LightSwitch technology. Now it’s fast and easy to perform all start-up functions with just a flip of the switch. The revolutionary LightSwitch technology automatically delivers telescope location, time, date, orientation and alignment with the sky — all with a single touch. And thanks to Meade’s exclusive Advanced Coma-Free™ optics, you see it all in stunning Ritchey-Chrétien-like clarity. And with the Astronomer Inside™ comprehensive multi-media content, you experience the universe in a way you never have before. In short, the ETX-LS incorporates everything you’ve come to expect from Meade, the undisputed leader in innovation and quality.

Radically new, cutting–edge features:

Light Switch Technology
EASY, Automatic Self -Alignment Meade’s patented automatic self-alignment system — just one touch and it does all of the work for you. No stars to center. No bearings to take. No time or location to enter. Just flip the switch, and the Integrated Sensor Module in combination with the ECLIPS™(Electronically Controlled Locate Identify Position System) CCD imager delivers all the information necessary to automatically align your ETX-LS for fast, accurate, hassle-free viewing. All at the flip of a switch.

Take a multi-media guided tour of the universe, or select your favorite object and the ETX-LS’ Astronomer Inside gives you fun and informative audio descriptions of over 500 objects while you view them in the eyepiece or experience the whole dazzling multi-media presentation on an attached video monitor complete with audio, video, still images and text.

ACF (Advanced Coma -Free) Optics SHARP, CLEAR, BRLLIANT
Meade’s proprietary, Advanced Coma-Free optics will wow you at first sight. Distortion-free clarity. Sharpas- a-tack resolution. ACF’s state-of-the-art optics are so good, you’ll see more objects than you’ve ever thought possible. Just compare ACF to Ritchey-Chrétien systems selling for $10,000 or more, and ACF’s quality will absolutely astound you.

The built-in ECLIPS CCD lets you capture widefield images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real-time* or save them to an SD card, with no external computer needed. You can even connect and control another advanced DSI CCD camera and view images on an external monitor or save the images to the SD card or an external computer. Either way, you can start astro-imaging on your first night out!

The easy-to-use hand-held controller lets you select from a huge object database, with over 100,000 celestial objects. Just select an object and push the “GoTo” button and the telescope will automatically put your object in the eyepiece. The AutoStar III also gives you complete control of the Astronomer Inside multimedia features only available from Meade.


Optical System
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Primary Mirror Diameter 6" (152mm)
Primary Mirror Material Pyrex® Glass
Focal Length, Focal Ratio 1524mm, f/10
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™)
Resolving Power 0.76 arc seconds
Limiting Visual Stellar Magnitude 14
Mount Type Aluminum Single-Arm Fork Altazimuth
Drives 4.875 inch precision worm-gear
Power 8 "C" cell batteries or AC adapter
Battery Life 3 to 5 hours (mains / power station recommended)
Tripod New Adjustable-height Steel Leg Tripod
Controller Hand Box Autostar III
Processor 400 Megahertz Blackfin
Memory 256 Megabytes of NAND Flash
Storage Micro SD Card (user supplied)
Input/Output USB 2.0
Speaker Built in Mount
Connections USB, AutoStar Hand Box, 12v Power In, Electric Focuser, Audio Out, Video Out
Content Descriptions of the Planets, Moon, Stars, Clusters, Nebulae, Galaxies and More
Audio Over 4 Hours Featuring the Voice of Sandy Wood From "Star Date"
Video 30 Minutes of Movies and Annimations Plus Hundreds of Still Images

We are constantly checking the accuracy of the technical data. We are prepared to provide more detailed information on request. Technical data is subject to change without notice.

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updated: 1st August 2017
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posted: 13th March 2009
Sample image.
The M20 nebula shot by John Haunton with the Opticstar DS-145M ICE.
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Sample image.
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A&M 80mm f/6 A&M/TMB.
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New DS-616C XL+ Model
posted: 24th August 2017
Opticstar DS-616C XL+.
Star product, improved.

The new Opticstar DS-616C XL+ deep-sky CCD is the successor to the popular DS-616C XL that earned the annual star product award back in 2013. It maintains all the features of the original model as well as other improvements.

DS-616C XL is Astronomy Magazine's Star Product
posted: 12th September 2013
Opticstar DS-616C XL is Astronomy magazine's product of the year.
Star product.

The Opticstar DS-616C XL deep-sky CCD camera has earned the annual star product award from Astronomy, the world's best-selling astronomy magazine. Read about it in the September 2013 issue.

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