The revolutionary Meade ETX-LS (TM) LightSwitch (TM) uses advanced technologies like GPS, LNT and ECLIPS CCD, not available in the past in any telescope in this class. Just turn it on and the telescope will set itself up and take you on a fascinating, multimedia enriched journey through the most wonderful objects of the sky. The new assembly is light and portable, and at the same time durable, equipped with precise gears that allow accurate tracking and precise tracking of objects. In combination with the advanced Meade Advanced Coma Free optical system, it provides the most sophisticated options and simplicity as never before.
Thanks to ETX-LS, using LightSwitch technology, Meade removed all inconveniences when setting up the telescope. The revolutionary LightSwitch technology will automatically parameterize the telescope, providing location, time and setting data at the push of a button. Thanks to the exclusive Optical Coma-Free optical system, you can see clear images like Chrétien's. A multimedia astronomer will give you access to learning about the universe in a simple and quick way like never before. The ETX-LS Meade has combined all the useful qualities to provide undisputed leadership in innovation and quality.
LIGHTSWITCH technology - simple and automatic telescope positioning
Patented self-adjusting system - just one touch and everything is done by itself. No centering stars, no position to take into account. No time to enter. Just switch the button, and the integrated sensors in conjunction with the ECLIPS (Electronically Controlled Locate Identify Position System) CCD provide you with the necessary information to automatically, quickly and easily set your ETX-LS. All you need to do is to mount the telescope.
Launch the multimedia guide of the universe, or select your favorite objects, and the ETX-LS inner astronomer will give you information describing over 500 objects while they are admiring the telescope's eyepiece. You can also use the full multimedia presentation offer by connecting a computer monitor or a TV set.
INTERNAL CCD CAMERA
The internal ECLIPS CCD camera allows you to take photos of your favorite celestial objects and display them in real time *. It also allows you to save them on an SD card **. You can start taking photos the first night.
* - requires connection of an external monitor or TV (receiver is not included)
** - requires connection of an external PC (computer is not included)
ACF (ADVANCED COMA-FREE)
ACF designed by Meade a perfect optical system, eliminating distortion and offering sharp images of rarely achieved resolution. ACFs are the most modern optical systems that allow you to see many more objects and their details than ever before. Comparing ACF with Ritchey-Chrétien, which costs much more, you will be amazed at its quality and abilities.
AUTOSTAR III - full control
Simple and intuitive to use, manual driver with a huge database of over 100,000 blue objects. Just select any object, press GoTo, and the telescope automatically places the object in the field of view of the eyepiece. AutoStar III also provides full control and the ability to control the "inner astronomer" of the telescope.
• ACF 8 "f / 10 tubing, Pyrex optics
• UHTC (Ultra High Transmission Coatings) coating
• 1.25 "spectacle lift
• SP eyepiece 26 mm
• mirrored cap - 1.25 "
• 4 point scopes
• one-hand fork assembly
• loudspeaker - built-in assembly
• sockets / outputs: USB, AutoStar, 12V power supply, for electric focuser, audio, video
• drive in both axes, AutoStar III
• GoTo system with a database of 100,000 objects
• field tripod
• LNT (Level North Technology) system
• GPS system
• ECLIPS CCD system
• Diameter [mm]: 203
• optical system: Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
• focal length [mm]: 2034
• lighted: f / 10
• resolution ["]: 0.56
• maximum star range [mag]: 14
• maximum useful magnification: 400x
• weight [kg]: 19