Meade Series 6000 70mm Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor


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70mm ED Quadruplet Apochromatic Refractor

350mm (f/5) Focal Length with Fully Multi-Coated Optics

Vixen-Style Dovetail & Fully Extendable Dew Shield

2.5” Dual-Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser

Aluminum Hard Carry Case INCLUDED

Our Product #: M600070
Meade Product #: 261000
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Product Description

NOTE: This refractor is an astrograph built for photographic purposes and cannot be used visually.

Meade’s Series 6000 70mm Astrograph is a 70mm aperture, Quadruplet Apochromatic (APO) Refractor with 350mm (f/5) Focal Length. This extra-low dispersion (ED) Quadruplet APO offers fully multi-coated optics for crisp, clear images. The fully illuminated image circle is 42mm and will cover a 35mm full frame sensor. Includes adapters for 48mm and 42mm standardized T-thread. Safely secure and transport your APO with the included hard aluminum hard carry case. Assembled product weight: 4.5 lbs. Assembled product dimensions: 12.25” x 4.5” x 5.5”.

The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors are some of the best crafted refractors on the market. Each refractor is individually constructed and tested to ensure that they meet our highest standards, both optically and mechanically.

These telescopes were built with the observer and imager in mind. Using the highest grade extra-low dispersion optical glass, false color is virtually eliminated, yielding astonishing color correction, contrast, and sharpness.

Upgraded in the Series 6000 Triplets APOs is the proprietary 2.5” dual-speed rack-and-pinion focuser. The focuser comes with a 10:1 fine focus knob for precise focusing. It includes millimeter markings on the drawtube to assist with focusing accuracy and is also rotatable which allows for easy framing of the photographed object. New for this focuser is the 2” self-center locking ring that allows diagonals or cameras to be well centered to the optical train every time the locking ring is engaged.

Standard equipment also includes a fully extendable dew shield, mounting rings, a Vixen-style dovetail, and an aluminum hard carry case to protect your investment when not in use.

The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors will fill the needs of the most discerning astronomer. For crisp wide-field observing and imaging, nothing can beat a true four-element Apochromatic Refractor (APO). Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are among the finest available optically at any price.

Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.

Tech Details

Aperture 70mm
Focal Length 350mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Weight 4.5 lbs
Warranty 1 year


Review by:
I assume this only fits on Meade mounts as it doesn't work on the Celestron AVX and assume same for all other Celestron mounts. Also the Vixen mount plate is to short and scope cannot balance correctly. Need to buy filter adapter and have the mount modified in order to work on AVX. Total cost to make it work cost me an extra $300. The mount needs a riser as the focusing knob bangs into the base of the Vixen mount and also hits the knobs so unable to use. I assume it may be ok with Meade mounts. Imaging ok and not perfect but for inexpensive quad ok but nothing to write home about. This requires very long exposure times of course even though it is F5 but too small aperture. So you better have a good mount and perfect polar align and guide scope because you will only have one object to take at night if it is dim like the Veil. My Sky watcher at 72mm doublet with flattener beats this and my 81mm WO blows this away out of the water but you do get pretty good star shapes at the edges but not perfect. This scope can only be used for very wide fields for large portions of the sky. The Veil even appears small in this scope. (Posted on 3/7/2021)
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