Meade DS-2080AT 80mm GoTo Computer AutoStar Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
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Meade Instruments introduces the New DS-2000 Series Telescope line. This new line of the Meade DS-2080AT 80mm GoTo Telescope 3.1" Refractor is the next generation of the Meade DS-2080AT Telescope and includes newly enhanced features.These upgraded features include:
New Finder Scope
- 20089: Red Dot projection viewfinder - for easy target acquisition
DS-2000 Generation II Mount
- Better Pointing Accuracy - The newly re-engineered DS-2000 mount provides greater accuracy on automatic "Go-To"; bringing stars even closer to the exact center of the eyepiece.
- More Precise Tracking - The new DS-2000 mount tracks objects to a higher precision. Objects will stay centered in the eyepiece for hours at a time, without the need for adjustment.
- New Industrial Design - A new two toned mount with Blue highlights make the telescope more refined. These colors are unique to Meade making the design prominent and elegant.
- Oversized Declination Lock Knob - A new larger lock knob is very easy to grip and tightens in places with ease. The knob has an aluminum design that gives the mount a distinctly solid, heavy duty feel.
- More Sturdy and Robust - With thicker and more solid legs, the New DS2000 Tripod is more sturdy, and feature a modern ergonomic design.
- Short Dampening Time - With shorter dampening time, the New DS-2000 Tripod keeps objects in the eyepiece clear and steady.
In addition to these new features, the Meade DS-2080AT 80mm GoTo Telescope 3.1" Refractor also includes the same high quality optics and mechanisms as the previous generation DS-2080AT Telescope. The Meade DS-2080 AT-TC Telescope 20089 features Red Dot projection viewfinder for easy
Meade Auto-Align gives Meade DS Telescopes the same precision, ease-of-use, and accuracy of Telescopes costing hundreds and even thousands of dollar more. Using Automatic Alignment could not be easier. There is no time and date to enter, and no scrolling through a long list of locations. Just enter your Zip Code into the Meade AutoStar and Auto Align automatically aligns your Meade Telescope and finds two fine-tuning stars for you. Center these two stars and you are ready to tour the universe.
The Meade AutoStar Computer Controller #494 comes with a 9-speed controller and automatic GO TO capability to any of over 1400 celestial objects. The unique Meade Red Dot Finder lets you look at a wide field of the sky with both eyes open. You simply center the red dot on the object you want to see. Then move to your telescope 's eyepiece for a closer
Available models of Meade DS-2080AT Telescopes:
- 20089: Meade DS-2080AT-TC 80mm GoTo Computer AutoStar Altazimuth Refractor Telescope with Red-Dot Finder
Specifications for Meade DS-2080 AT 80mm GoTo Refractor Telescope 20089:
|Optical Design: || Refractor|
|Optical Diameter: || 80mm (3.1")|
|Focal Length: || 800mm|
|Focal Ratio: || F/10|
|Mounting Type: || Altazimuth, DS-2000 Mount|
|| Red Dot
|| Aluminum; full-length; adjustable with accessory tray
|Eyepieces (1.25"): || Super Plossl; 9.7mm, 26mm|
|Software: || AutoStar Suite, PC-compatible DVD|
Features of Meade DS 2080 AT Telescopes:
- AutoStar 494 Computer Control
- Upgraded SmartFinder Red Dot Finder
- Planetarium software
- Gen-II DS-2000 Altazimuth mount
- Meade DS-2080 80mm GoTo Computer Telescope w/ AutoStar, SmartFinder:
- Optical Tube Assembly: 80mm (3.14") diameter (f/10), 800mm focal length refractor. Silver tube.
- Meade Autostar Control System: Includes #494 Autostar with 9-speed controller and automatic GO TO capability to any of over 1400 celestial objects. Includes internalized motors, cords, gears and battery compartment (requires 8 AA-sized user-supplied batteries).
- 2nd Gen. DS-2000 Altazimuth Mount: Streamlined single-tine fork mount provides smoother, more rigid motions in altitude and azimuth.
- Accessories: Includes SP26mm and SP9.7mm 1.25" eyepieces, red dot finder, diagonal, free planetarium software.
- Tripod: Quick release adjustable tripod assembly with accessory shelf.
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