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.
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”.
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.
An essential focusing tool for your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”
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.
Take a journey backward in space and time to a moment distant beyond your imagination
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
Open your child’s eyes to the universe with a Celestron FirstScope
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.
Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time in a Celestron EdgeHD Series Telescope
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.
Astronomy Products – Using a sturdy mount to keep your time-machine-to-the-stars stationary is the difference between spectacular moments during your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”, and less than fabulous views due to poor performance on the part of your telescope. One of the top heavy-duty mounts for your time-machine-to-the-stars is the Celestron’s CGE Pro German computerized equatorial mount. Light enough at 154 lbs to be transported to the perfect dark sky viewing spot, the Celestron CGE Pro German computerized equatorial mount can hold up to 90 pounds of telescope firmly in place, for timeless and unforgettable moments on your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”. Just plug the Celestron CGE Pro into a 12-volt power source and the onboard polar alignment routine quickly and reliably helps you align the mount, even if the celestial pole is hidden from view. Making locating and following the celestial object of your choice across the night sky as easy as initializing the Celestron CGE Pro’s systems and blasting off into the night sky where no man has been before.
Celestron has designed and built some of the best mounts in the business over the years
Astronomy Products – Tracking celestial objects as they travel across the night sky using guided wide-field astrophotography usually requires you set up a heavy telescope mount, even if you just need to support a lightweight camera and lens. The 2.2-pound (1 kg) AstroTrac TT320X-AG is small enough at just 17x3x1.5 inches to be easily folded and tucked into a camera bag. This mount unfolds quickly and reliably, and can be mounted on a camera tripod, and then aligned with the celestial pole using the optional polar scope, to track celestial objects across the night sky precisely. The AstroTrac TT320X-AG is compatible with both the AstroTrac Polar Scope, Pier, Wedge, and Head products and allows you to take longer exposures at extended focal lengths, for bright images with less noise. AstroTrac indicates that the TT320X-AG only has a tracking error of about 5 arcseconds, peak-to-peak, over a period of 5 minutes, perfect for wide-field views.
Astronomers need a good star tracking guide
The AstroTrac TT320X-AG uses 8 AA batteries to provide power for its systems, which provides about 10 hours of use, and AA batteries are pretty easy to pick up, so power usage shouldn’t be a problem. The AstroTrac TT320X-AG also has a right ascension auto guiding feature that’s compatible with popular brands of auto guides, like SBIG SG-4, Orion Starshoot, LVI SmartGuider, and auto guiding software like Maxim DL and Ph.D., but you’ll need to order an additional cable required separately, to use this feature.
Astronomy Products – Fast-focal-ratio Newtonian telescopes are known for a wide field of view ideal for spectacular wide field deep space observing or high contrast views and images of the solar system. The 8″ Astronomy Technologies AT8IN is perfect for taking pictures of spectacular celestial objects from your backyard or favorite dark sky spot. A good choice for your first time-machine-to-the-stars, or as a gift for a young mind looking to expand horizons, the Astronomy Technologies AT8IN includes features that will impress the professional astronomer. Mirrors with a 91 percent enhanced reflectivity, a tube optimized with internal baffles for improved image contrast, a built-in cooling fan, a 2″ dual-speed Crayford focuser, and an 8×50 finderscope in a quick release bracket are all included, for the relatively small price of $449. Just add a suitable mount and you have a time-machine-to-the-stars ideal for a “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”.