Meade LXD75 AR-6 AT telescope

The LXD75 AR-6 AT achromat delivers high-quality performance.
By | Published: May 19, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Meade LXD75 AR-6 AT achromatic refractor
The Meade LXD75 AR-6 AT achromatic refractor system combines ample light-gathering power and accurate, reliable go-to performance from its German equatorial mount.
Astronomy: James Forbes
This review, “Meade’s affordable large refractor,” appeared in the September 2007 issue of Astronomy magazine

When artists want an image to scream “telescope,” all they need to do is draw a sleek tube, put it atop a tripod, and point it at the heavens. Refractors embody the idea of the telescope. And for observers, what’s not to like? Besides the fact that refractors are sleek and compact, they offer crisp images and fewer collimation
troubles compared to large reflectors.

If you yearn for a large-aperture refractor without having to take out a second mortgage, consider Meade’s LXD75-series AR-6 AT achromatic telescope. Like any achromatic refractor, the AR-6 AT’s objective lens — a 6-inch f/8 achromatic doublet — does not correct color distortions as well as pricier apochromatic telescopes. However, this scope, along with its popular LXD75-series equatorial mount, delivers solid performance at a price that won’t bust your equipment budget.

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