Meade ETX-LS Telescope

Meade ETX-LS

Meade ETX-LS Details

The Meade ETX-LS is a two model range of telescopes featuring Meade's Lightswitch Technology which aligns the telescope at the simple flick of a switch. The Astronomer Inside feature can then take the observer on a multi-media tour of the night sky.

The two models have differing optical design, the cheaper model ($1299) sports a Schmidt-Cassegrain design whilst it's more expensive brother ($1499) shows off Meade's Advanced Coma-Free optics. ACF provides distortion free images for the observer.

Both models also have Autostar III a hand-held controller for the telescope which has a database of over 100,000 celestial objects to choose from. Simply select one of these objects and press the 'GoTo' button and the Autostar controller will align the telescope to the object.

  • Details
  • Specs
  • Reviews
  • Lightswitch Technology for easy, automatic self-alignment
  • Meade's Astronomer Inside
  • Advanced Coma-Free Optics
  • AutoStar III
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) or
Schmidt-Cassegrain (SC)
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 Stellar Magnitude 14
Mount Type Aluminum Single-Arm Fork Altazimuth
Drives 4.875 inche precision worm-gear
Power 8 "C" cell batteries or AC adapter
Battery Life 3 to 5 hours
Tripod New Adjustable-height Steel Leg Tripod
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

A short article on the ETX-LS at DVice

OptCorp have a couple of user reviews of the Meade ETX-LS