Meade ETXLS Fully Automated Telescope Systems
Meade Instruments are pleased to announce the Meade ETX LS 6" Telescope with it's groundbreaking technology. Building on the popularity of Meades ETX series telescopes, the new ETXLS innovative LightSwitch Technology alignment system eliminates the frustration experienced by users when aligning traditional telescopes, as it automatically aligns itself, at the flip of a switch, for optimum night sky viewing.
Engineered with a built-in Integrated Sensor Module (ISM) which includes GPS and Level North Technology (LNT) sensors and the ECLIPS CCD Camera, the patented LightSwitch Technology alignment system replaces the human eye for the only hands-free alignment available in any consumer telescope. Upon activation, the scopes electronic sensors calculate the current time, date and location for the telescope and then verify the locations of two stars to build a real time map of the night sky.
The telescope is now aligned and ready to use without any input from the user. Equipped with an easy-to-use interface and a sensitive, wide-angle digital imager for taking vibrant, highresolution, low-noise images of objects in the night sky, users are able to store images on the SD card or view them immediately by using the scopes video output function. With the built-in speaker and video-out jack, the Astronomer-Inside guides the user to the best objects in the sky and delivers a celestial encyclopedia of audio and video content that takes the user on an interactive guided tour of hundreds of night sky objects.
The new ETX LS is built with Meades patented Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) Optics, the ETX-LS delivers the same sharp, flat, coma-free field of view found in professional Ritchey-Chrétien telescopes, but without the price tag.
The ACF technology found in the ETX-LS outperforms the Schmidt-Cassegrain optical system found in many traditional consumer telescopes.
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 (arc seconds) 0.76
Limiting Visual Steller 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
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
Please contact your Meade dealer for more information on this groundbreaking new telescope system.