Meade Series 6000 80mm APO Refractor

From the time I started observing the sky, outside of a cheap department store refractor, I’ve only used Newtonian reflectors or a variant of one. This is my first refractor, and for wide-field imaging, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to reflectors.

While the price can be significantly more than a reflector, I haven’t found any other downside. The Meade 80mm Triplet APO doesn’t disappoint. Check out the video for details.

This Winter has been the cloudiest on record in the Midwest. I haven’t been able to image in almost 2-months!

Scope Specs:

  • Type: Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
  • Primary Lens: 80mm FPL53 glass
  • Focal Length: 480mm – F6
  • Focuser: Rack and Pinion with 10:1 fine focusing knob
  • Dew Sheild: 70mm extension
  • Weight: 6.9lbs

First few with the Meade 80mm APO

This Winter has been the cloudiest on record in the Midwest. I haven’t been able to image in almost 2-months!

Clear Skies, Bleary Eyes – KA

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