Important Information By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Be the first to review this item. This combination of glass, lenses, and coatings virtually eliminates chromatic and spherical aberrations for clear and bright high-contrast images without distortion across the entire field of view, with true color rendition. Would love to hear what you think if you buy one of those! Thank you for visiting, and please come back again soon! Gonna phone telescope house today and see if they confirm the price of the series flattener paul.

Machined aluminum affords strength and durability while the 3″ diameter allows a wide range of accessories. Everything about the scope looks to be top-quality and well built – except that the right-angle adapter I got, although of good quality materials and finish, had a puzzling looseness and slop on the eyepiece connector. It’s equivalent to Ohara FPL It is enhanced with picture-perfect, pinpoint star images and a near absence of color fringing. They do not make good all-round performers. This nearly eliminates any color aberration or fringing around objects Dual Speed Crayford Focuser Zero image-shift, dual speed

All good info about the glass types and lens matching, some that that I’ve read here or on other forums. I agree with John, it’s better to have high quality lens made from lesser quality glass than low quality lens made from high quality glass.

The complete guide to the Telescope: But please note that the field flattener is not required for visual use, where it might slightly reduce the sharpness of visual views. If you plan to use your scope in the suburbs or anywhere there is light polution, you’d be wise to consider a nice refractor like this over a large mirror scope – you get great contrast with these optics and the light-gathering power of a reflector won’t give you a much better picture past 8 inches mirror or so anyway if you don’t have a really dark location.

Meade Series mm f/7 ED Triplet APO Refractor B&H

You can use the most pure fluorite crystal to make the crown, but the lens will still be rubbish if you match it to flints made from window glass. I tend to concur with First Light Optic’s serirs Send a link to this item so recipient can review, customize or exchange for an alternate of equal or lesser value.


Sign up for a new account in our community. Its two-speed Crayford-style ap helps make fine-focusing fast and precise, while de the image-shift or backlash common with rack-and-pinion style focusers. I believe their optical characteristics are similar.

The main disadvantage is that cheaper refractors can suffer from chromatic aberration color fringing of the image. But overall I’m really pleased with a great looking and functioning scope.

The owner wouldn’t split. The FK61 in the Meade is a Chinese glass.

Featuring Extra-low Segies ED glass and a 4. Posted January 21, The 3″ Crayford Dual Speed Focuser ensures smooth and repeatable focusing with zero image shift.

115mm Series 6000 ED Triplet APO

Or sign in with one of these services. Of all the telescope designs available today, the apochromatic refractor is the architecture that supplies the greatest contrast and resolution. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

I took it apart to see if I could fix it, but it looks to be just how 115mmm is made. Short Tube refractors are available, with a focal ratio of about f5. A fully-extendable dew shield is integrated into the aluminum optical tube.

Order in the next 0: It is enhanced with picture-perfect, pinpoint star images and a near absence of color fringing. Using the field flattener helps a lot.

As you say the quality control process is very important. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. The Series Apochromatic Refractors will fill the need of the most discerning astronomer. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. These telescopes were built with the observer and imager in mind. Thank you for visiting, and please come back again soon!


But this scope will give you absolutely sharp, color-fringe free images. What matters more is the mating ,eade that are used and seriss well the objective lenses are figured, polished and mounted. Register a new account.

Meade Series mm ED Triplet APO Refractor B&H

That’s fine up to about 4 inches diameter or so. Has anyone on the forum used one or found a review that might help? Very happy with itbut then it’s my first refractor.

But it ends in a t-mount thread. I’ve been considering this latest Meade series triplet which now appears to be available, but can’t find any reviews to give me some confidence. I use the App series Please check your local sales tax laws.

This telescopes glass quality is insanely sharp, trlplet lets you capture the finest detail in not only your visual observations, but also in photographing the night sky. Meade Series Reviews. It’s not a big deal but I may throw some epoxy or something in there to keep it from wiggling as it bugs me.

They do provide the most enviable views, with the darkest of background skies, the sharpest widest fields and the highest contrasts that are virtually free of chromatic aberration. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Series 6000 115mm APO Review- S&T

So this is whhere the Apochromatic Apo Refractor comes in. Meade Series Overview. It won’t provide the light gathering capacity per dollar of Dobsonians or Newtonian reflectors nor the portability per aperture of Schmidt-Cassegrains. Both have Abbe number of Be the first to review this item. Already have an account? Everything is quality, mechanical parts, optics, service