Meade 5" LXD75 AR-5 Achromatic Refracting Telescope
Meade 5" LXD75 AR-5 Achromatic Refracting Telescope provide a new level of sophistication and precision at a moderate price. A revelation of advanced electronic and software design, the exclusive patented Meade Autostar system, included as standard equipment for Meade 5" LXD55 AR-5 Achromatic Refracting Telescope, such advantage permits an amazing range of capabilities never before offered on telescopes in this price and aperture class. Meade 5" LXD55 AR-5 Achromatic Refracting Telescope comes with objective lenses that resolve to the theoretical limits for their apertures, Meade 5" LXD55 refractors present all of the diffraction-limited optical performance obtainable from the classical 2-element achromat design. Deep-space images, in particular, are rich in resolution and contrast, with a minimum of chromatic aberration.
Specifications for Meade 5" LXD55 AR-5 Achromatic Refracting Telescope:
"Optical Design: Achromatic refractor
Clear Aperture: 127mm (5"")
Focal Length, Focal Ratio: 1143mm; f/9
Resolving Power (arc secs.): 0.9
Optical Coatings: multi-coated
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings: Upon purchasing
Limiting Visual Magnitude (approx.): 12.8
Limiting Photographic Magnitude (approx.): 15.3
Image Scale (degs./inch): 1.26°/inch
Maximum Practical Visual Power: 350x
35mm Angular Film Coverage: 1.19° x 1.70°
Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length): 6.3"" x 41""
Counterweights: 1 x 10 lbs.
Tube Body: aluminum
Mount Castings: aluminum
Objective Lens: BK7; F2
Total Net Telescope Weight: 49 lbs.
Telescope Shipping Weight (approx.): 73 lbs.
Field Tripod Height all models: 27"" - 43"", variable
Telescope Mounting: LXD55, German-type
Setting Circle Diameters, RA and Dec.: 2.25""
Polar Illuminated Viewfinder: included
RA Control System: 9-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 12v DC, 72mm (2.83"") worm gear
Declination Control System: 9-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 12v DC, 72mm (2.83"") worm gear
Hemispheres of Operation: North and South
GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.): 15 arc mins.
Slow-Motion Controls: electric, both axes
Bearings: journal bearings: RA: 1 x 55mm, 1 x 35mm; Dec: 1 x 62mm, 1 x 33mm
Autostar Hand Controller: PIC 16C57 microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit
Main Telescope Controller: Motorola 68HC11 microprocessor; 1-Megabyte flash memory (field reprogrammable) 32K RAM
Batteries (user-supplied): 8 x D-cells
Battery Life (approx.): 40 hours
Onboard Celestial Object Database: 30,223 objects
Slew Speeds both axes: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 4.5°/sec.
Tracking Rates: sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates"