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5 Element Plossl Series 5000   Super Wide Angle Series 5000   Ultra Wide Angle Series 5000
         
  The new Series 5000 Plössl eyepieces represent a milestone in design and engineering. The five and six element designs feature tack sharp optical performance which delivers a 40% improvement in corrections for chromatic aberration and edge-distortions over traditional plössl. They yield the widest possible fields-of-view, consistent with pinpoint edge-of-field sharpness and contrast. Compare their unparalleled 60° apparent field-of-view to any Plössl on the market today. Take a look through the new Meade Series 5000 Plössls and rediscover your favorite celestial objects.     The new Series 5000 Super Wide Angle eyepieces boast a 68° apparent field-of-view and image resolution that is razor sharp from edge-to-edge. Because of its innovative six and seven element design the objects you observe will be rich in detail and contrast with virtually no chromatic aberration. These eyepieces are made of the finest materials available, and are a perfect optical match for Schmidt-Cassegrains, fast Newtonians and Schmidt-Newtonians. First light with the new Series 5000 Super Wide Angle eyepieces will be an event you always remember.     The Representing the ultimate in eyepiece design and technology, the new six and seven element Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces deliver extremely high resolution, contrast and full-field sharpness over an astounding 82° apparent field-of-view. Only the highest quality materials were selected to create these extraordinary eyepieces. The designs required several different types of exotic glass in order to achieve the highest level of optical performance. Looking through a Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.
 
Wide 60° apparent field-of-view
Premium grade optical glass
Individually tuned, multi-layered coatings for maximum light transmission
Lens edges and all internal metal surfaces are blackened to maximize image contrast
Parfocal - little or no refocusing required when switching eyepieces
Long eye relief
Adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguards
   
Super Wide 68° apparent field-of-view
Premium grade optical glass
Individually tuned, multi-layered coatings for maximum light transmission
Lens edges and all internal metal surfaces are blackened to maximize image contrast
Parfocal - little or no refocusing required when switching eyepieces
Long eye relief
Adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguards
   
Ultra Wide 82° apparent field-of-view
Premium grade optical glass
Individually tuned, multi-layered coatings for maximum light transmission
Lens edges and all internal metal surfaces are blackened to maximize image contrast
Parfocal - little or no refocusing required when switching eyepieces
Long eye relief
Adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguards
 
$89 5.5mm
$89 9mm
$89 14mm
$89 20mm
$149 32mm
$199 40mm

   
$179 16mm
$199 20mm
$249 24mm
$279 28mm
$299 34mm
$399 40mm

     
$199 4.7mm
$199 6.7mm
$199 8.8mm
$199 14mm
$279 18mm
$399 24mm
$449 30mm



 

#777 Off-Axis Guider: The #777 Off-Axis Guider provides a means, during long-exposure astrophotography, for the photographer to monitor the tracking of the telescope, to assure that the telescope remains precisely positioned on the object being photographed. Like the T-Adapter, the Guider couples the camera body to the telescope but it also causes a small amount of the guidestar's incoming light to be diverted at a right angle, where the star's position can be examined for tracking errors with an illuminated reticle eyepiece; position corrections can then be effected using the telescope's hand controller or drive corrector. Off-Axis Guider
#777 Off-Axis Guider
$79.95
(7.50)

Series 4000 8-24 Zoom Eyepiece

 

Series 4000 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiecer
$219.95
(6.25)
Series 4000 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece: High-resolution, 7-element multi-coated optics with 55° field at 8mm. Graduated scale in 1mm units indicates exact focal length in use. An excellent complement to all Meade LX-Series telescope models. Field De-rotaters: Available for all Meade LX200 and LX200GPS models, Meade Field De-rotaters permit long-exposure photo or CCD imaging in the altazimuth mode. Field De-rotaters

Field De-rotater
$389
($7.50)

140 Series 4000 2x Apochromatic Barlow Lens

 

#140 Series 4000 2x Apochromatic Barlow Lens
$79.95(5.25)

#140 Series 4000 2x Apochromatic Barlow Lens: Now widely copied, the Meade #140 2x Barlow was the first 3-element apochromatic (color-free) and air-spaced Barlow lens to be made commercially available. The #140 doubles each eyepiece power while maintaining uncompromised image resolution, color correction, and contrast. Multi-coated. 1.25" O.D. #62 T-Adapter: The T-Adapter is the basic means of prime-focus photography through all Meade LX-Series models. Thread the T-Adapter on to the rear cell of the telescope, followed by a T-Mount for your 35mm camera, and the camera body is thereby rigidly coupled to the telescope.

62 T-Adapter

#62 T-Adapter
$24.95(3.95)

Series 4000 Photo-Visual Color Filters


Series 4000 Photo-Visual Color Filters: Color filters significantly enhance visual and photographic image contrast of the Moon and planets. Each filter threads into the barrel of any Meade 1.25" eyepiece, and into the barrels of virtually all other eyepiece brands as well. Meade filters are available in 12 colors for lunar and planetary applications, and in Neutral Density as a lunar glare-reduction filter

$14.95(3)
#8 Lt Yellow
$14.95(3)
#11 Yellow Green
$14.95(3)
#12 Yellow
$14.95(3))
#21 Orange
$14.95(3)
#23a Lt Red
$14.95(3)
#25a Red
$14.95(3)
#38a Dk Blue
$14.95(3)
#47 Violet
$14.95(3)
#56 Lt Green
$14.95(3)
#58 Green
$14.95(3))
#80a Blue
$14.95(3)
#82a Lt Blue
$49.95(4.50)
Set 1
#12, #33a, #58, #80a
$49.95(4.50)
Set 2
#12, #33a, #58, #80a
$49.95(4.50)
Set 3
#12, #33a, #58, #80a

. Series 4000 Nebular Filters



#908X: Threads into the barrels of all Meade 1.25" eyepieces and most other 1.25" brands. Clear aperture: 26mm.

$79.95(4.50)


#911X: Threads onto the rear cells of Meade LX-series mirror-lens telescopes and onto Meade ED Apochromatic Refractors, using the Universal Thread Adapter. Also threads to other brands of SCT's as well. Clear aperture: 36mm.

$99.95(5.50)

  905 Variable Polarizer; 1A Skylight Filter



#905 Variable Polarizer; #1A Skylight Filter: The #905 system includes 2 Polarizer filters mounted in a specially-machined cell, for glare-reduction in observing the Moon. Rotate the thumbscrew at the side of the unit to achieve light transmission between 5% and 25% of its original value. The #905 inserts into the diagonal prism of the telescope, followed by an eyepiece. The #1A Skylight Filter threads onto the rear cells of all Meade LX-Series telescopes and effectively seals the interior of the telescope from dust. All other rear cell accessories may then be threaded to the #1A filter. The filter increases visual and photographic contrast, decreases glare, and helps to penetrate haze.

#905 Variable Polarizer
$51.95
(4.50)

 



Variable Tele-Extender

 

Variable Tele-Extender
39.95
(4.50)

 

Variable Tele-Extender: For eyepiece-projection photography of the Moon and planets through any Meade LX-Series telescope, a Tele-Extender is required. The Variable Tele-Extender threads onto the telescope's eyepiece-holder, into which is inserted an eyepiece of typically about 26mm focal length; the 35mm camera body couples to the Tele-Extender by means of a T-Mount. The Meade Variable Tele-Extender permits a range of projection magnifications. Series 4000 f/6.3 Focal Reducer/ Field Flattener; Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece: Threaded on to the telescope's rear cell in front of the #62 T-Adapter or Off-Axis Guider, above, and the camera body, the f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Field Flattener 1) reduces the main telescope's focal ratio by a factor of 0.63 (e.g., from f/10 to f/6.3), thereby reducing photographic exposure times by about 50%. The Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece 2), with its crossline reticle pattern red-illuminated for easy night visibility, permits the observer to confirm the telescope's tracking accuracy during an extended exposure.

Series 4000 f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Field Flattener; Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece

SSeries 4000 f/6.3 Focal Reducer/ Field Flatteners
$129.95
(5.25)


Series 4000 f/3.3 CCD Focal Reducer/Field Flattener

Series 4000 f/3.3 CCD Focal Reducer/ Field Flattener
$149.95(5.25)
Series 4000 f/3.3 CCD Focal Reducer/ Field Flattener: Permits ultrafast CCD imaging; reduces CCD exposure times by up to 80%. Threads on to the rear cell of all Meade LX-Series mirror-lens telescopes. Converts f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrains to f/3.3. CCD Photo-Visual Flip-Mirror Systems: An important accessory for CCD imaging or for 35mm astrophotography with any Meade LX-Series telescope. Flip mirror "down" to center the image while viewing with an eyepiece at 90°; flip mirror "up" to pass light on to the CCD chip or 35mm camera film plane.

CCD Photo-Visual Flip-Mirror System

CCD Photo-Visual Flip-Mirror Systems
$149.95(5.25)

 


Electronic Focuser

ETX-90 or 105
$119.95
for ETX-125
$119.95

Electric Focusers: Meade electric focusers are uniquely designed to yield smooth, precise microfocusing of the image, without disabling the manual focus knob, which may be used for rapid coarse focusing. Two focuser models are available: #1205-Includes pushbutton hand controller with self-contained (user provided) battery for Meade LX10 or LX90 models; #1206-Plugs directly into the control panels of Meade LX200 models, or into the #909 Accessory Port Module of the LX90, with actuation from the hand controllers of these telescopes. (Not for use with LX200GPS models.) #1209 Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser: As included with all LX200GPS telescopes, but provided with a separate handbox for use with all other Meade (non-LX200GPS) SCT models (e.g., LX10, LX90, or LX200), or for Schmidt-Cassegrains of other brands. Operates at four speeds; accepts both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece barrels. #930 2" Diagonal Mirror; #928 45° Erect-Image Diagonal Prism: The #929 2" Diagonal Mirror (provided as standard equipment on 12", 14", and 16" LX200GPS's, available optionally on other models) attaches to the rear cell of all Meade LX-Series telescopes and permits the use of wide-field 2" O.D. eyepieces. Each diagonal includes a Meade optical-flat mirror of Pyrex glass, UHTC-coated for maximum reflectivity. Diagonal mirrors and prisms result in images that are correctly oriented up-and-down but reversed left-for-right. For terrestrial observing a fully correctly oriented telescopic image is desirable; the #928 Diagonal Prism accomplishes this image correction and places the eyepiece at a convenient 45° viewing angle. Use the #928 with the 1.25" Eyepiece-Holder.

2" Diagonal Mirror and 45 ° Erect-Image Diagonal Prism

$42.95(3.95)
#928 45° Erect-Image Diagonal Prism
$119.95(3)
#929 2" Diagonal Mirror
$119.95(3)
#930 2" Diagonal Mirror


Zero Image Shifter

Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser
$249.95(9.50)
#1209 Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser: As included with all LX200GPS telescopes, but provided with a separate handbox for use with all other Meade (non-LX200GPS) SCT models (e.g., LX10, LX90, or LX200), or for Schmidt-Cassegrains of other brands. Operates at four speeds; accepts both 2" and 1.25" eyepiece barrels. Dew Shields: In moist climates water particles suspended in the atmosphere may condense on the front surface of the telescope's correcting plate. This dew formation may be inhibited to a significant extent by the addition of a Dew Shield, essentially an extension tube attaching to the front-cell of the telescope. #608-for Meade 7"; #610-for all Meade 10" SCT models; #612-for 12" LX200GPS; #614-for 14" LX200GPS; #620-for 16" LX200GPS.

Dew Shield

for Meade 7"
$139.95
(7.50)
for all Meade 10" SCT models
$149.95(7.50)
for 12" LX200GPS
$139.95(10)
-for 14" LX200GPS
$299.95(10)
for 16" LX200GPS
$329.95(10)

 


Piggyback Brackets

for 7"& 8" LX
$37.95(3.50)
for 10" LX
$37.95(3.50)
for 12" LX
$49.95($4.50)
for 14" LX
$49.95(4.50)
for 16" LX
$64.95(5)

Piggyback Brackets: Piggyback photography is one of the most popular, and easiest, ways to get started in astrophotography. Simply by attaching your 35mm camera, with its own 35mm-to-250mm lens, atop any Meade LX10, LX90, or LX200GPS in the equatorial mode, and guiding the camera through the main telescope, wide-field photos of the Milky Way of remarkable detail and clarity can be taken. Piggyback Brackets are available for Meade 7", 8", 10", 12", 14", and 16" LX-Series telescopes; when ordering, specify the telescope aperture. Tube Balance Weight Systems permit the balancing of heavy or long-lever-arm accessories attached to the eyepiece-end of the telescope. Each weight assembly attaches to factory-threaded holes provided on the underside of every Meade 8", 10", 12", 14", or 16" SCT or 7" Maksutov. Three differing weights are supplied with each unit, permitting considerable variation in the total weight available for balancing.

Tube Balance Weight System
-for all Meade 8" SCT models
$99(6)
for all Meade 10" SCT models
$109(6)
for 12" LX200 or LX200GPS
$114.95(6)
ffor 16" LX200 or LX200GPS
$179.95(10)
for 7" LX200 or LX200GPS
$99(6)

USB to RS-232 Bridge Cable

USB to RS-232 Bridge Cable

$37.95
(3)
USB to RS-232 Bridge Cable: Permits connection of any Meade telescope's RS-232 serial interface to a PC's USB port. The sequence of connection is: telescope/RS-232 port + #505 (for LX90) or #507 (for LX200GPS) Connector Cable + USB Bridge Cable + PC. Driver software is included on a CD-ROM; this driver software creates a virtual serial port within the PC. The driver software is compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP. Power Cords: For field use of LX10, LX90, or LX200GPS telescopes up to 14" aperture from 12v DC automobile cigarette lighter plugs, use the #607 Power Cord. The 16" LX200GPS telescope operates from 18v DC and requires the #1812A Electronic DC Adapter. For operation of LX10 and LX90 models from home 115v AC outlets use the #541 AC Adapter; 7" to 14" LX200GPS models require the #547 AC Adapter. All power cords and adapters include 25 ft. cords.
Power Cord

Power Cord

$24.95
(4.50)

Vibration Isolation Pads


Vibration Isolation Pads(set of 3)

$49.95
(7)
#895 Vibration Isolation Pads: Highly desirable in sensitive imaging applications, Meade isolation pads reduce typical telescope-tripod vibration damping times to less than one second. Place one pad under each tripod leg. Supplied as a set of three pads.

Carrying Cases are available for 7", 8", 10", or 12" LX200GPS telescope models. Each case accepts the optical tube assembly and fork mount of the telescope and is designed to use the molded foam-rubber in which the telescope is originally shipped. All carrying cases are of a heavy-duty Cordura-type material that permits secure storage and field transport of the telescope. Specify telescope model when ordering.


 

 


 

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