Meade ETX125 Observer Telescope
A Legacy Upheld
The ETX series has always been there for novice astronomers, providing the upmost in quality, performance, and value. These treasured scopes are among the best a novice astronomer can aspire to, and are fully capable of retaining their value your entire observing and imaging career through sheer quality. Each new model in the series has always brought new improvements and enhancements, building on the legacy of their predecessors- and the ETX Observer series is the next step of that legacy!
Meade is well aware that many were excited about the 80mm and 90mm apertures, and are excited in turn to announce the return of the ETX 125, taking mobile astronomy to a whole new level. This large 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope marries the portability of the ETX with Meade’s premium optics. Enjoy detailed close-up views of the Moon and planets, and be amazed by the stunning views of star clusters, nebulae, and more!
The Ultimate in Go-To Telescope Technology
The ETX 125 Observer comes equipped with Go-To technology and the top quality Audio-Star controller. This controller is the heart of the telescopes computer guided system, not only finding and tracking objects in the night sky for you, but also boasting a number of features of its own such as a 30,000+ object database, built-in speaker, and over 4 hours of of audio content that educates you about objects you observe. These features make this one of the premier choices for a computer controlled and guided system available, making learning about the night sky a fun and easy experience. Start exploring the night sky now, and behold the infinite possibilities!
A High Value Package
The ETX 125 Observer comes to you loaded and ready for action with an array of useful accessories and additions. From the built in Flip Mirror to the red dot finder and it's mounting bracket, each accessory packaged with this scope is of great use and greater quality! The Flip Mirror lets you use an eyepiece and a camera simultaneously, which is good because this scope isn't just perfect for imaging- it comes with a pair of stellar quality eyepieces! These eyepieces are the 9.7mm and 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossls from Meade, 1.25"" eyepieces that are well worth putting to use. The internal 90 degree diagonal makes for a more comfortable viewing position for you, the user- a convenience that is sure to be appreciated. The red dot finder can easily be mounted with the included bracket, and makes for accurate and reliable guiding. When used in conjunction with the flip mirror, you can actively guide your scope while having your camera ready for your needs at the same time. The ETX 125 Observer also comes with a compass and bubble level that makes setup and alignment quick and easy. And all of this is mounted atop a steel field tripod with a built in EQ tilt plate, a stable and reliable platform to mount your system atop without any worries. This stable tripod is perfect for the telescope it is being sold with, just like the rest of these accessories. As a whole the synergy of each part creates a truly splendid product!
Manufacturer Product Number: 205005
- Additional Information
SKU ME-205005 UPC Code 709942997774 Manufacturer Meade Telescope Series Meade ETX Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 127 mm / 5" Telescope Focal Ratio F/15 Telescope Focal Length 1900 mm Optical Coatings Multi-Coated Eyepiece(s) Included Two (2) 1.25” Super Plossl: 9mm & 26mm Tube Color or Finish Meade Gloss Blue OTA Mount Type Dual Fork Arms Finder Included Red Dot Finder Hand Controller Included? Yes Controller Type AudioStar Objects in Database Over 30,000 Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsPast versions of the ETX-125 had optics which were coated with Mead's UHTC coatings. I see there is no mention of it with regard to the current ETX-125 Observer. How do the Observer's "Premium Multicoated Optics" compare to the UHTC coatings that were used on previous models?Question by: Dennis Gregorio on Jan 16, 2017 11:20:00 AMIt's effectively the same coatings as UHTC at this point. Meade stopped stressing the UHTC coatings in advertising years ago when they stopped offering a non-UHTC option. It costs the factory less to have better coatings on all of their scopes than to offer two different quality levels of coatings.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Jan 16, 2017 12:08:00 PMDoes this scope give you a true image or reversed image when viewing through the provided eyepiece? Can a 45 degree eyepiece be attached if needed to provide a true image?Question by: Scott Alexander on Mar 21, 2017 7:21:00 PMThank you for your inquiry. The ETX 125 Observer gives a mirrored image (left is right, and right is left). To get a corrected image, you can purchase the Meade #932 45 prism. This will thread to the back of the telescope, and it has an eyepiece holder where you can put your eyepiece in https://www.optcorp.com/meade-932-45-erecting-prism-for-etx90-105-125.htmlAnswer by: Ian Lauer (Admin) on Mar 28, 2017 4:31:00 PMBeing that this is a 1900mm f/15 scope, are there any focal reducers available that will fit this OTA for occasions when a wider field of view is desired?Question by: Dennis Gregorio on Apr 25, 2017 12:40:00 PMIn the past, some customers have used a Meade f/6.3 SCT focal reducer with a third party ETX to SCT visual back adapter, but this was mostly for imaging at F/9. It is unclear whether you could reach focus with a 1.25" diagonal after such a reducer.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Apr 25, 2017 4:25:00 PMQuestion by: Verne Winter on Feb 10, 2017 6:13:00 AMHow does the performance of this scope compare with its older version ETX-125? and the new StarNavigator NG 125
Is the internal optical tube essentially the same? Secondary baffle?Question by: John Cudworth on Dec 18, 2016 7:39:00 PMMaksutov-Cassegrains generally have consistent excellent performance due to their optical surfaces typically being nearly all spherical. This scope will hold up well against an older model.
Both the ETX and Star Navigator 125 scopes share the same optics, but only the ETX has the rear cradle design and the internal flip mirror diagonal. The secondary mirror is baffled.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Dec 21, 2016 10:47:00 AMDoes the etx125-Observer telescope keep location, and update time and date while switched off between observing sessions?Question by: Ellen on Jan 23, 2017 3:16:00 PMThere is a setting on the audiostar hand controller that will allow you to save your time, date , and location. There is a park position that allows you to turn your telescope off then come back to it later and it saves the information. If you don't put the telescope in park position then it will not save any of the information.Answer by: Allen mason (Admin) on Jan 24, 2017 11:54:00 AMQuestion by: V. Winter on Feb 10, 2017 6:12:00 AMTracking satellites like the ISS is possible, but it can be very tricky. It helps to connect your telescope to a computer so that you can download the latest ephemerides. You also will want to be set up just past late twilight or right before dawn to have the best chance of seeing the ISS. Page 36 of the manual (available online) details satellite tracking.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Feb 10, 2017 1:21:00 PM
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