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Meade 6 Inch LS Telescope with LightSwitch Technology

Item # HN-MEAD379

Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
152mm
Battery Life
3-5 Hours
Battery Type
8 C Batteries
Brand
Meade
Component
14 Limiting Magnitude, 0.76 Resolving Power
Configuration
UHTC Optical Coating
Eyepiece 1
26mm (58x)
Features
GoTo, Alt-AZ Mount, GPS
Finderscope
Red-Dot Finder
Focal Length
1524mm
Focal Ratio
f/10
GPS
Yes
GoTo
Yes
Lens Coating
UHTC
Mount Design
Altazimuth
Object Database
100000 objects
Optical Design
Advanced Coma Free
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon
Star Diagonal
1.25 diagonal prism
Telescopes Series
Meade ETX-LS LightSwitch Telescopes
User Level
For the Enthusiast, For the Beginner
Warranty
Weight
37 lbs.

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  • Simply flip the switch and watch it align itself!
  • ACF Advanced Coma Free or SC Schmidt-Cassegrain Optics
  • Heavy-Duty Adjustable Tripod
  • GPS Built In
  • Using a telescope does not get any easier than this
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Meade 6 Inch ETX-LS Telescope with LightSwitch Technology
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (16)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Quality lenses (14)
  • Compact (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (17)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (10), Avid adventurer (4), Professional guide (3)

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome telescope

By astronomy boy

from greenacers, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Meade 6 Inch ETX-LS Telescope with LightSwitch Technology:

    you are looking at something so awsome you should die by looking at it if you ever buy anything buy the meade etx ls 6 with uhtc coatings. i just flip a swtch and it aligns its self just like a light switch. awsome moon views

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality vision

    By Robert

    from The Show Me State... Missouri

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Meade 6 Inch ETX-LS Telescope with LightSwitch Technology:

    ...while being a backyard astronomer this Meade 6 Inch LS Telescope with LightSwitch Technology gives me the feel of being in a observatory. If I was to come up with a con: for this telescope it would have to be that it is heavy. But the tripod set up is so easy, position the scope on top and a slight movement and it is in position to tighten.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    With some updates it is great!

    By Pintado

    from Elkhart,tx

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Quality Lenses

    Cons

    • Needs firmware upload

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Meade 6 Inch ETX-LS Telescope with LightSwitch Technology:

    Great scope so far, updating firmware was a bit tricky. Autostar seems to be off a minor bit, but I am sure I just havent figured out how to fix that yet.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing but true!

    By BC Viewer

    from CA 91307

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade 6 Inch ETX-LS Telescope with LightSwitch Technology:

      Got the LS-6 ACF with attached monitor and Celestron power supply. After reading reviews on the net, I expected it NOT to work, but to my surprise it has done the auto alignments perfectly every time!
      The AV guide is great and adds alot of fun to the viewing. Next I'm getting a DSI too. Very happy with this piece of equipment. Well done Meade!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome, but it does demand patience

      By Astronomer in training

      from Tracy, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction
      • Technologically enhanced

      Cons

      • Needs much startup time

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade 6 Inch ETX-LS Telescope with LightSwitch Technology:

      The GPS and CCD add so much to automatically align this scope, that even an amateur like me can easily find heavenly bodies right after assembly. It can take a while to lock onto enough GPS satellites - 10-15 minutes, then another 5-10 minutes to level, find north, and align on two stars. Once that is done the ride is MAGNIFICENT! It is kind of heavy, so not as portable as the ETX-125, and it doesn't use an equatorial mount, so I'm not sure how good it will be for photography, but for viewing and finding it is wonderful.

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