Meade’s New LX600 is Faster, Smarter and Easier to Setup

This Meade 16" LX600 is state of the art astronomy equipment
This Meade 16″ LX600 is state of the art astronomy equipment

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The New LX600 f/8 ACF with StarLock Advanced Technology is easy to transport and setup at your next dark sky viewing spot.

Meade’s amazing LX600 f/8 with StarLock Advanced Technology takes a giant leap forward by making Astro-imaging easier and transportation and setup of your new LX600 a breeze. Meade’s new LX600 makes taking eye-popping images of Jupiter as easy as focusing the camera and opening the shutter.

StarLock Advanced Technology

  • Provides astronomers with full-time completely automatic guiding and closed loop precision pointing.

New f/8 Advanced Coma-Free Optical System

  • New mirror mounting and internal Crayford-style focusing system achieves true zero image-shift and includes a two-speed focuser.

All New X-Wedge

  • Precision machined aluminum for maximum stability with smooth, accurate altitude and azimuth adjustments on the fly. The new X-Wedge is the essential astronomy accessory for polar mounting your new LX600 for long exposure Astro imaging.

Meade’s new LX600 is the next generation in state-of-the-art, high-end astronomy telescopes for the serious sky watcher willing to invest more than just time. Drop by a Meade store today to have a look at an LX600. You won’t be disappointed and you could find yourself flying to Jupiter this November on your new Meade LX 600 16″ telescope to take images you’ll never forget.

Watch this YouTube video on opening the box to your new Meade LX600. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWilcYzK0D4.

Want to see more on great telescopes from Meade? Read this article on the Meade LS6 ACF telescope, https://spaceshipearth1.wordpress.com/category/astronomy-equipment/telescopes/schmidt-cassegrain-telescopes/meade-ls-6-acf-telescope/.

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Meade LS-6 go-to Telescope

One of the best time-machine-to-the-stars you can buy

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Flip the switch on your Meade LS-6 and being your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”

Astronomy Products – Just set up your time-machine-to-the-stars, flick the ignition switch, and your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time” begins. Incorporating GPS satellites, internal leveling sensors, a magnetic north compass, and a built-in ECLIPS CCD imager capable of displaying vibrant astroimages on the scope or filing them away so you can send them to all of your astronomy buddies, later, the Meade LS-6 ACF Telescope includes the industry’s most advanced go-to astronomy system, for truly hands-free star-gazing.

Flick the switch, connect to GPS

The Light Switch Technology included with the Meade LS-6 go-to telescope goes to work with the flick of the switch, turning over the job of connecting the global positioning system with overhead satellites to a built-in Integrated Sensor Module (ISM). The global positioning system pinpoints the exact location and local time of your time-machine-to-the-stars on the planet’s surface and then the Level North Technology sensors silently search for two alignment stars and automatically start charting out a real-time sky map of the night sky in its memory banks for the present time and your location on the Earth’s surface.

The perfect telescope for the educated amateur astronomer heading out into the universe for their first “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”. The Meade LS-6 will automatically take you to points in space and time you’ll never forget and you can take a few pictures of your unforgettable views to show your friends, when you get back.

Perfect telescope for both amateur and professional astronomers

Experienced astronomers will love not having to remember the name of alignment stars or having to worry about the view being blocked by a tree or house, which can be frustrating and time-consuming to solve. The Meade LS-6 go-to telescope solves these problems and gives you more time for what you really want to do, “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”.

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iOptron MiniTower Pro go-to Mount

Lightweight and always ready to go, the iOpton MiniTower Pro is one of the best models around

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Lightweight go-to mount for the astronomer on the go

Astronomy Products – Tipping the scale at just 9 pounds, the iOptron MiniTower Pro is a portable alt-azimuth mount that can support a time-machine-to-the-stars weighing as much as 33 pounds, only takes 10 minutes to set on the launch pad, and has everything you need to “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time” to view the universe. Totally portable, the iOpton MiniTower Pro fits in the included alloy metal carrying case like a glove, except for the tripod, and can be easily stored in the trunk of your car, or airline luggage, so you’re always ready to continue your journey at a moments notice, no matter your location on the Earth.
 

The perfect launch platform for your telescope

The iOptron Mini Tower Pro is equipped with two dovetail adapters capable of supporting the majority of standard telescopes on the market today. Includes metal worm gears with typical 1 arcminute accuracy, strong 2″ alloy legs and GPS capability that allows you to select the dark sky spot you desire to view the universe from. Add in a standard 8401 SmartStar hand controller with information that quickly allows you to locate over 130,000 celestial objects in the night sky, a USB port that allows you to easily connect to a wide variety of planetarium programs, an 8-inch LCD back-lit display, and you’re always ready to continue your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time at a moments notice.
 

Solid, strong and dependable

 
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Grab a Bahtinov Focus-Mask for Your Time-Machine-to-the-Stars

A focusing mask will save you time
A Bahtinov focusing mask will save you time for other things

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An essential focusing tool for your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”

Small but useful if you need to focus a telescope
Achieving perfect focus can be time-consuming and difficult without a focusing mask to help you

Focusing your telescope

Astronomy Products – One of the toughest things to achieve when trying to take timeless pictures during your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time” will be getting a sharp focus on your time-machine-to-the-stars. Professional astronomers and amateur astronomers in-the-know will use a focusing mask over the front of their time-machine-to-the-stars, rather than relying on trial and error to take pictures of unforgettable views during their trip to the stars.
One of the best and easiest to use and setup face masks on the market is the Bahtinov face-mask sold by Focus-Mask. Simply aim your time-machine-to-the-stars toward the star of your hearts desire, take a short 3 to 5-second exposure of your target, and then take a look at the three diffraction spikes on the Bahtinov face-mask. Adjust the focus on your time-machine-to-the-stars, take another 3 to 5-second exposure of your target, and once again examine the diffraction spikes. Continue this process until the middle diffraction spike lies directly between the other two spikes and you should be ready to take a shot of your hearts desire your kids will never forget.
 

Make sure you take your Bahtinov Focus mask with you

 
Before you head out on the next leg of your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time” grab a Bahtinov face-mask or another face-mask, and your view and astrophotography will improve significantly, and you’ll have more time for timeless views, rather than spending time trying to focus your time-machine-to-the-stars.
 
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Explore Scientific’s 80mm Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Takes You Where No Man Has Been Before

Amateur astronomers join the human journey to the beginning of space and time
One night exploring with time-machine-to-the-stars and you won’t want to come home

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Take a journey backward in space and time to a moment distant beyond your imagination

One small and compact package

Great engineering, timeless design and innovative ideas

Astronomy Products – Explore Scientific is one of the new boys on the eyepiece manufacturing block, with both wide field eyepieces and several fine telescopes perfect for young and old amateur star gazers looking for a usable and reliable time-machine-to-the-stars for their “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”.
 
Explore Scientific’s 3.15-inch (80mm) f/6 Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor is built around a triple objective, features a 2-inch dual-speed Crayford focuser, a 8×50 correct-image finder scope, a 2-inch star diagonal with a 1 1/4-inch adapter, and a dovetail mounting plate for securing your time-machine-to-the-stars to many of the most popular alt-azimuth mounts being sold today. The perfect setup for your journey to the stars and one sure to provide you with endless views of space and time you’ll never forget.
 

Your spaceship to the stars is waiting at your local telescope shop

 
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Your Child’s FirstScope Will Open Their Eyes to the Possibilities in the Universe

The Celestron Firstscope is the perfect gift for the little astronomer
This telescope will change your child’s view of the world and universe around them

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Open your child’s eyes to the universe with a Celestron FirstScope

Set up your FirstScope at your favorite dark sky spot and let your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time” begin

Take a child on a journey to the beginning of space and time

Astronomy Products – Take your child into the dark places of the Earth and spend the night staring upward at the night sky they probably didn’t really know existed. This could be your opportunity to open up their mind to the real world and the possibilities of space and time, and turn interest into fascination. This is how astronomers are future game changers of the world and humanity are created. Celestron’s FirstScope will light the fire of discovery in your child’s mind and set them on a course that could lead to great moments in history.

Only $49.95, Celestron’s FirstScope is a 3-inch reflector with a standard 1 1/4 inch rack-and-pinion focuser, 20mm and 4mm eyepieces (which magnify 15x and 75x, respectively), and an amazing steady tabletop mount. Weighing just 4.5 pounds (2 kg), the FirstScope is light enough for your young ones to carry around safely, and sensitive enough to allow them to enjoy viewing the Moon, bright planets, and dozens of deep sky objects. The FirstScope also has the option of a separate accessory kit, which includes a finder scope, two eyepieces, a Moon filter and CD-ROM planetarium program, all for only $20. 

 

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Your Time-Machine-to-the-Stars is Ready to Blast-off

Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time in a Celestron EdgeHD Series Telescope

Astronomy requires a good telescope
Your time-machine-to-the-stars is waiting for you

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You can find the Celestron EdgeHD Series Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at your local astronomy shop

Astronomy Products – Space travellers looking to “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time” need to travel to infinity and back using the best time-machine-to-the-stars they can find. Celestron’s new Celestron EdgeHD Series Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes are the perfect time-machine-to-the-stars for the young traveller looking to “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time, or the veteran space traveller wanting to try out a new spaceship to the stars. Celestron EdgeHD Series Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes are available in sizes ranging from 8 to 14 inches and have a built-in field flattener/coma corrector in the baffle tube that according to the designers and engineers at Celestron eliminates a lot of the unwanted star bloat that can plague photos taken with conventional SCTs. Add in the enhanced focuser that engineers designed for the Celestron EdgeHD Series telescopes to reduce the image shift problems users of SCTs have noted and your time-machine-to-the-stars is ready to blast-off.

The Celestron Edge 2 is astronomy instrumentation for the ages
Instrumentation to make the professional astronomer smile with glee

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