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Meade LightSwitch LS 6.0" ACF Catadioptric Telescope Kit


Meade's revolutionary LS LightSwitch series of telescopes use advanced technologies like GPS, LNT and ECLIPS CCD imaging to do what no other consumer telescopes have done before: take all the hassle out of using a telescope. Simply flip the switch and the LS automatically aligns itself. Astronomer Inside then takes you on a guided multimedia tour of the best objects in your sky. The aluminum mount is lightweight and portable, yet has a rigid structure with precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy. All this combined with Meade's Advanced Coma-Free or Schmidt-Cassegrain optical systems provide the stargazer with the most sophisticated, yet easiest to use telescope ever.

LightSwitch Technology. The LS knows where it is in time and space even if you don't. Just flip the switch and be ready to explore the cosmos. Innovative technology is applied to make using the LS simple, easy and fun.

ECLIPS Module. The ECLIPS color CCD camera (640x480 resolution) lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external (user supplied) monitor or store them on a (user supplied) SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out.

AutoStar III. The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions.

Optional 3.5" Video Monitor. The Meade 3.5 inch LCD display monitor will enhance the use of any Meade telescope with Astronomer Inside technology by allowing the user to view the informative video presentations built into the telescope. With the display monitor connected to the telescope, you can learn the secrets and details of the objects you observe while you are viewing them. The Astronomer Inside will tell you about the planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more in a fun and interesting way. With the Meade 3.5 inch display, you will explorer the universe in a way you never have before.

  • LS 6"  
    Product Number SC: 0610-03-12 ACF: 0610-03-10  
    Clear Aperture 6" (152mm)  

    Optical Design

    Schmidt-Cassegrain or Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
    Focal Length 1524mm  
    Focal Ratio f/10  
    Telescope Mounting Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm  
    Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
    Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.760 arc seconds  
    AutoStar Controller Autostar III
    Object Database 100,000 objects
    Viewfinder Red-Dot
    Eyepiece 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl  
    Diagonal 1.25" diagonal prism  
    Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 3-arc min.  
    Go-To Pointing Precision (Approx.) 5 arc-min.  
    Slow Motion Controls Electronic  
    Slew Speeds

    RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.

    Tripod LS Tripod
    Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x C cells  
    Power 12V DC, 5 amp power supply (optional)
    Additional Features LS 6"
    GPS Receiver Yes
    True Level & North Sensors (LNT) Yes
    Time Chip Yes
    Electronic Focuser Optional
    Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
    AutoStar Suite Planetarium Software


    Astronomer Inside


    Eclispe Finder


    Materials LS 6"
    Primary/Secondary Mirror Low expansion borrosilicate glass
    Correcting Plate/Lens

    Schott Water-white Glass

    Optical Tube


    Weights and Dimensions LS 6"
    OTA Dimensions 7" x 14.2"L
    Telescope Weight 28 lbs.
    Tripod Weight 9 lbs.
    Tripod Dimensions 25.5" to 43.5" variable

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