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Meade LS 6" ACF LightSwitch telescope. This award-winning 6" f/10 (1524mm focal length) powerhouse telescope is feature packed and portable. Meade's Patented automatic self alignment system aligns with just one touch of the power switch. Just flip the switch and walk away. It aligns itself. It's that simple.
Meade's best Advanced-Coma Free optics deliver performance only seen previously in systems costing thousands of dollars more. With its standard Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) the LS gives you the sharpest, brightest optical system for its size available at any price.

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Meade ETXLS Fully Automated Telescope Systems

Meade Instruments are pleased to announce the Meade ETX LS 6" Telescope with it's groundbreaking technology. Building on the popularity of Meade's ETX series telescopes, the new ETXLS' innovative LightSwitch Technology alignment system eliminates the frustration experienced by users when aligning traditional telescopes, as it automatically aligns itself, at the flip of a switch, for optimum night sky viewing.
By combining LightSwitch Technology, Advanced Coma Free Optics (ACF) and multimedia output, the revolutionary ETX-LS features the most advanced electronics and optics ever applied to a consumer telescope.
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Specifications
Optical System
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Primary Mirror Diameter 6" (152mm)
Primary Mirror Material Pyrex® Glass
Focal Length, Focal Ratio 1524mm, f/10
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (arc seconds) 0.76
Limiting Visual Steller Magnitude 14
Mount
Mount Type Aluminum Single-Arm Fork Altazimuth
Drives 4.875 inch precision worm-gear
Power 8 "C" cell batteries or AC adapter
Battery Life 3 to 5 hours
Tripod New Adjustable-height Steel Leg Tripod
Electronics
Controller Hand Box Autostar III
Processor 400 Megahertz Blackfin
Memory 256 Megabytes of NAND Flash
Storage Micro SD Card (user supplied)
Input/Output USB 2.0
Speaker Built in Mount
Connections USB, AutoStar Hand Box, 12v Power In, Electric Focuser, Audio Out, Video Out


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Meade announced its new ETX-LS telescope is now shipping. The telescope is fully automated and uses LightSwitch technology to orient the telescope for viewing in the users specific location. The device also features a built-in speaker, video-out jack, and a multi-media Astronomer-inside that takes the user on a tour of the night sky.

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Meade Announces That Its Highly Anticipated, Award-Winning ETX-LS Automated Telescope Is Now Shipping

Named One Of CES 2009's Best New Products, The ETX-LS' Advanced Features And Revolutionary LightSwitch Technology Brings The Universe To Everyone At The 'Flip Of A Switch'


Meade Instruments®, the leading designer and manufacturer of telescopes and optical accessories for both professional and amateur astronomy enthusiasts worldwide, announced today that it has begun shipping its award-winning ETX®-LS automated telescope to its retail channels.
Honoured as one of 2009's best new consumer electronics by the Consumer Electronics Association, the ETX-LS is the first and only completely hands-off self-aligning telescope. Meade's patented LightSwitch Technology automatically determines telescope location, time, date and orientation in order to deliver complete alignment with the "flip of a switch." With the built-in speaker and video-out jack, the multi-media Astronomer-Inside takes the user to the best objects in the sky and delivers a celestial encyclopaedia of audio and video content that takes the user on an interactive guided tour of hundreds of night sky objects. And if a video monitor is attached, the user will see images and video presentations for the object.

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Need a reason to go camping? Here's a great one. Meade Instruments showed off its new telescope at CES 2009, a 30-pound mean machine makes the night sky come alive. It's astronomy for dummies.
The ETX-LS telescope automatically aligns itself to major celestial objects. The device's built-in magnetic compass, GPS, level sensor and CCD camera means users just have to turn it on and let the telescope do its work to zero in on the starry night. The device offers a tour of the night sky based off the pre-loaded information in its database.
Want to see Saturn's rings? Just type the planet's name into the telescope's remote control, press the 'Go To' button and it will automatically locate the planet and align itself to the right position in the sky.

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Until now, the stargazer's two biggest challenges to enjoying the night sky have been aligning their telescope and finding objects. Meade's new ETX Premier Edition eliminates these two challenges and makes astronomy as easy as pushing a button - right out of the box. Want to see a hard-to-find deep space galaxy? Simply push a button. The same goes for planets, stars, nebulae and more. Just pick an object you want to observe, press a button, and then AutoStar® will automatically point your telescope and put it right in your eyepiece.

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