Refracting Telescopes

When aspiring astronomers look for quality optics that will let them peer into the unknown reaches of void, Meade telescopes are an excellent choice. With a wide variety of telescopes, mounts, and filters available, Meade provides options for the backyard stargazer and the serious student alike. Which is why Meade telescopes are trusted the world over.

Meade grew from very humble beginnings, with nothing but one man, a kitchen table and a 2”x4” ad in Sky & Telescope magazine in 1972. At first offering nothing but a small refracting telescope, Meade discovered that the demand for quality optics and accessories was not being met by the companies who made telescopes. So, with a new ad in the fledgling Astronomy magazine, Meade expanded their offerings and improved their designs, allowing them to stand out from the other telescopes on offer. In fact, by paying attention to details such as spring-loaded gearboxes on the focusers and including eyepieces with wide fields of view, Meade turned itself into a name to be reckoned with.

Meade telescopes continued to become more and more popular every year, thanks to their expanding offerings and commitment to quality. In fact, by 1977, they had become so popular that they had a 6-month backlog of orders for their new line of reflecting telescopes. But, after first offering each of their customers a refund if they desired one, they grew the business to meet the demand and delivered the orders in only three months.

Finally, as Meade continued to gather more and more market share, they opened the 1980Â’s with their line of Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. Because Meade saw that the Schmidt-Cassgrain design could do more than other telescope designs, the engineers and designers stood up to the challenge and delivered a top-notch telescope that took this telescope design to new levels of quality.

Today, there are Meade telescopes for every interest and every budget. Whether it is an inexpensive starter telescope for someone who is just starting their nighttime explorations, a large scope for a dedicated, backyard researcher, a scope for the person who wants to travel light, or even a specialist who wants a telescope to examine sunspots, Meade has the gear that will open up a window to the stars and planets.

Through the years, Meade has expanded its business and extended their product line into new areas. In addition to Meade telescopes, there are Meade mounts, eyepieces, imagers, photographic lenses, and even binoculars and microscopes. And, as their business moves into fresh areas, Meade puts the same stamp of quality on their new products as they have put on their stargazing equipment.

From a small operation run from one manÂ’s kitchen table, Meade telescopes have set new standards of quality by paying attention to details that matter. And by taking care of the details and taking care of their customers, Meade is the name people look for when they are looking for when they look for a telescope. Which means that Meade telescopes are what people look through when they look toward the heavens.

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why do most professional astronomers use reflecting telescopes rather than refracting telescopes?

bcuz its easier to make big mirrors.

later: chromatic aberration can be corrected - this is why ppl spend big money on apo refractors - but this only makes really big refractors even more unwieldy.

How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Refracting Telescopes




Meade 222000 60mm Refracting Telescope Adventure Spotting Scope Kit Eyepieces
Meade 222000 60mm Refracting Telescope Adventure Spotting Scope Kit Eyepieces

$44.95
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APOGEE INC 80mm F 7 REFRACTING TELESCOPE WITH CRAYFORD FOCUSER 125 OR 2
APOGEE INC 80mm F 7 REFRACTING TELESCOPE WITH CRAYFORD FOCUSER 125 OR 2

$319.95
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Meade Refracting Telescope Model DS 90ATA 90mm Aperature 1000mm Focal Length NEW
Meade Refracting Telescope Model DS 90ATA 90mm Aperature 1000mm Focal Length NEW

$100.00
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Meade ETX 70AT Refracting Telescope Controller Electronic EyePieces
Meade ETX 70AT Refracting Telescope Controller Electronic EyePieces

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Meade 216003 90mm Polaris Refracting Telescope Kit with EQ Mount
Meade 216003 90mm Polaris Refracting Telescope Kit with EQ Mount

$149.95
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Meade Polaris 90mm Refracting Telescope Tube 125 Focuser  Red Dot Viewfinder
Meade Polaris 90mm Refracting Telescope Tube 125 Focuser Red Dot Viewfinder

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MEADE REFRACTING TELESCOPE MODEL DS 90AT COMPUTER DRIVEN 90 MM 800mm 88
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Meade Telescope 285 Refracting T with Tripod
Meade Telescope 285 Refracting T with Tripod

$92.95
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Meade 209003 Infinity 70mm Refracting Telescope Kit ALTAZ Mount
Meade 209003 Infinity 70mm Refracting Telescope Kit ALTAZ Mount

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Meade Polaris 80mm Refracting Telescope Optical Tube Assembly Excellent Condit
Meade Polaris 80mm Refracting Telescope Optical Tube Assembly Excellent Condit

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Bresser 70mm Callisto Refracting Telescope Optical Tube with Red Dot
Bresser 70mm Callisto Refracting Telescope Optical Tube with Red Dot

$49.95
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Meade 222001 80mm Refracting Telescope Adventure Spotting Scope Kit Eyepieces
Meade 222001 80mm Refracting Telescope Adventure Spotting Scope Kit Eyepieces

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