Made in the U.S.A. and Performance Tested: All Meade
Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optics are manufactured at
Meade's state-of-the-art facility in Irvine, Calif., then performance
tested on an Interferometer.
This telescope comes with the #497 Autostar GoTo Hand Controller with over 30,000 object database.
Premium Meade® LXD75 Optics
Meade's Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optics yield
pinpoint stellar images over an extremely wide field-of-view with only
half the coma of standard Newtonians of the same focal ratio.
Optical Tube Construction
Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optics are mounted in
precision-machined aluminum cells, which are then mounted in sturdy
steel tubes that are baked with high-grade textured enamel paint. The
optical tube assembly is closed, reducing air currents inside the tube.
This prevents distortion of an otherwise sharp image. Plus, a closed
tube significantly helps keep the optics clean.
Fully corrects for spherical aberration and provides pinpoint star
images. Water-white glass is used in all Schmidt-Newtonian and
Schmidt-Cassegrain corrector lenses to maximize light transmission. The
use of water-white glass increases light transmission by more than 10%,
as compared to competitive telescopes using soda-lime glass.
Individually Figured Optics
Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain corrector lenses and
mirrors are individually figured to create a superior optical system
that is renowned for its exquisite smoothness and performance.
Pyrex® Primary Mirror
Premium-grade Pyrex mirrors are used in all Schmidt-Newtonian and
Schmidt-Cassegrain optical systems, providing exceptional thermal
stability versus competing models using standard plate glass.