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Meade Series 6000 130mm ED Triplet
Wide Field Observing and Imaging
To order this item outside mainland Britain or Highlands & Islands, please contact us.
Meade Series 6000 ED 130mm Triplet
  • Optical Design: ED Triplet refractor
  • Aperture: 130mm
  • Focal Length: 910mm (f/7)
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • Resolving Power: 0.890954
  • Dual speed 2.5" Rack-and-Pinion focuser
  • Aluminium Hard Carry Case
  • Meade SKU: 261003
  • 1 year UK warranty
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Meade Series 6000 130mm ED Triplet
Package includes:
  • Meade Series 6000 130mm ED Triplet optical tube.
  • Dual speed 2.5" focuser.
  • Mounting rings and dovetail bar.
  • Aluminium hard carry case.
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty.
  • OFFER: Please refer to the right hand column on this page.
Optional Accessories
Meade Series 6000 x0.8 Focal Reducer / Field Flattener 3" + £378.00
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MED261003 £ 3185.00 £ 0.00
Meade Series 6000 ED
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Outline
The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors are some of the best crafted refractors on the market. Each refractor is individually constructed and tested to ensure that they meet our highest standards, both optically and mechanically.

These telescopes were built with the observer and imager in mind. With the three or four element optical design using the highest grade extra-low dispersion optical glass, false colour is virtually eliminated, yielding astonishing colour correction, contrast, and sharpness.

Meade Series 6000 ED 130mm Triplet
In addition to the deluxe focuser the Series 6000 Apochromatic Refracting Telescopes now have an optional 0.8x Focal Reducer/Field Flattener for photographic purposes. For wide field images the 2” focal reducer/flattener will reduce the 80mm refractor from f/6 to an f/4.8 and the 3” model will reduce the f/7 115mm and 130mm refractors to f5.5. The new reducer will optically flatten the images yielding pin-point stars to the edge of your photographic frame.

Meade Series 6000 ED Refractors


Dual-Speed Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
New to the Series 6000 APOs is the proprietary 2.5” dual-speed rack-and-pinion focuser. The focuser comes with a 10:1 fine focus knob for precise focusing. It includes millimeter markings on the drawtube to assist with focusing accuracy and is also rotatable which allows for easy framing of the photographed object. New for this focuser is the 2” self-center locking ring that allows diagonals or cameras to be well centered to the optical train every time the locking ring is engaged.

Aluminium Hard Carry and Storage Case
Aluminium Hard Carry and Storage Case.



Standard equipment also includes a fully extendable dew shield, mounting rings, a Vixen-style dovetail, and an aluminium hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use.



Meade Series 6000 ED APO Models
Model 70mm ED
Quadruplet
80mm ED
Triplet
115mm ED
Triplet
130mm ED
Triplet
Product Code 261000 261001 261002 261003
Aperture 70mm (3.1") 80mm (3.1") 115mm (4.5") 130mm (5.1")
Focal Length 350mm 480mm 805mm 910mm
Focal Ratio f/5 f/6 f/7 f/7
Optical Elements 4 3 3 3
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Fully Multi-Coated Fully Multi-Coated Fully Multi-Coated
Resolving Power Dawes' Limit TBC 1.4478 1.007 0.890954
Focuser 2.5" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion, Zero Image-Shift, Dual Speed 10:1 Focuser
Dovetail Vixen-style Vixen-style Vixen-style Vixen-style
Dewshield yes yes yes yes
Carry Case Aluminium hard carry and storage case
Optional Field Flattener not applicable 2" x0.8 Reducer / Corrector
(SKU: 661000)
3" x0.8 Reducer / Corrector
(SKU: 661001)
Star Diagonal optional optional optional optional
Viewfinder optional optional optional optional
Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Assembeld Weight 2.04 kg (4.5 lbs) 3.2 kg (6.9 lbs) 5.6 kg (12.2 lbs) 8.03 kg (17.7 lbs)
Assembled Dimensions 31.12cm x 11.43cm x 14cm
(12.25" x 4.5" x 5.5")
40cm x 11.5cm x 15.3cm
(15.5" x 4.5" x 6")
75cm x 13.4cm x 13.4cm
(29.5" x 5.25" x 5.25")
84.6cm x 15.5cm x 15.5cm
(33.3" x 6.1" x 6.1")
Meade Series 6000 ED APO models.

Notice
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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