hi guys, i have up for grabs a nice Meade etx-60at
Digital Telescope with Autostar , its in perfect shape
and works perfect only used a few times.
over $200 bucks, i'll take $115 shipped for free.
specs and info:
60MM Optical System
Meade offers superior optics through superior design.
Light travels through a 2-element, air-spaced objective
lens and travels to a focus at the focal plane. Field stops
inside the optical tube prevent off-axis light from reaching
the focal plane, thereby enhancing image contrast.
All of the major planets except Pluto are easily observable
through the 60AT in celestial detail. Now even the most
novice amateur astronomer can locate and explore planets,
asteroids, comets, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and
hundreds of other deep-space objects at the push of a button!
Dual-Axis Drive System and Electronic Controller
Fork mountings include high-torque DC motors on both
telescope axes, permitting electronic operation from the
standard-equipment plug-in hand controller. Use the
pushbutton electronic controller at any of four dual-axis
speeds: 8x sidereal for image centering in the main
telescope at high power; 32x for image centering at
lower powers or for pushbutton object-tracking in the
alt azimuth mode; 0.75 degrees/second for image
centering in the viewfinder or for terrestrial tracking;
5 degrees/second for fast slewing across the sky.
You can instantly select any of these speeds simply
by depressing the SPEED button on the controller.
Autostar Computer Controller (Included)
One of the most important advances in telescope
design in decades, the Autostar Computer Controller
\brings to the amateur astronomer features previously
available only on much more expensive telescopes.
Star catalogs list hundreds of double and multiple
star systems, variable stars, open star clusters,
globular clusters, diffuse nebulosity's, planetary
nebulae, and spiral galaxies within grasp of the
instrument. The Autostar controller can locate all
of these objects automatically, in seconds. Just
plug the Autostar into the telescopes HBX port in
place of the standard-equipment Electronic Controller,
do a quick (less than one minute) telescope alignment,
and you're ready to observe any of the 1,471 objects
in the Autostar's database. If you wish to view an object
that doesn't happen to be in the Autostar's massive data
base, all you need are the object's celestial coordinates
and Autostar will find it for you in seconds and automatically
track it across the sky.
Meade telescopes also make excellent land-view
instruments for the bird watcher, the naturalist,
or for the home with a view. ETX image quality
and resolution typically far exceed the levels
normally expected of terrestrial telescopes.
Terrestrial observers quickly appreciate the
advantages afforded by the Autostar hand
controller. Using Autostar, many land objects
can be readily followed, or tracked, from a
distance using one of nine selectable speeds
from slow to fast.
East to carry to any observing location, whether
a distant mountaintop or your own backyard,
Meade ETX telescopes bring the excitement of
astronomy to users of any age. Just place the
telescope on any flat surface, do a quick, easy
60-second alignment of the telescope's computer
to the sky, and start observing. It's portability
also makes it an attractive choice for viewing
all manner of exciting flora and fauna here on
the home planet.
Electronic control panel & dual axis motor drive
system with #494 Autostar computer controller;
MA9mm (39x) & MA25mm (14x) multi-coated
eyepieces; operating instructions. Internal battery
compartment requires 6 user supplied AA size batteries.
•Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor
•Optical Diameter: 60mm
•Focal length, Focal ratio: 350mm f/5.8
•Near Focus: approx. 15'
•Resolving Power: 1.9 arc secs.
•Limiting Visual Stellar Magnitude: 11.0
•Image Scale: 4.14 degrees/inch
•Max. Practical Visual Power: 200x
•Included eyepieces: MA9mm, MA25mm (14x, 39x)
•Fork type, double tine telescope mount
•DC servo motors with encoders
•Electric 9 speed motion control (both axes)
•North & South hemispheres of operation
•Tube body: High-impact ABS
•Mounting: Reinforced high-impact ABS
•Lens: Grade A optical glass
•Requires 6 "AA" batteries (included)
•Battery life approx. 20 hours
•Autostar Controller included
•Optical tube dimensions: 3.6" x 12"
•Telescope dimensions: 15" x 7.3" x 8.5"