Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX Observer continues that legacy.
The return of the extremely popular ETX 125 takes mobile astronomy to the next level. This large 125mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope marries 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 ETX 125 Observer is a fully-featured GoTo telescope that includes the AudioStar controller, the heart of this computer guided telescope. In addition to finding and tracking objects in the night sky for you, the AudioStar controller boasts a number of features of its own, including a 30,000+ object database and a built-in speaker that educates you about objects you observe.
Whether you?re observing on the go or from your backyard, the ETX 125 Observer will make exploring the night sky easy, educational, and exciting.
The beloved ETX 125 telescope is back. Go ahead, start exploring. Meade ETX Observer
Super Plossl eyepieces and compass are included as standard.
It’s a perfect scope to accompany you during camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. Exploring and night-sky stargazing is made fun, easy and educational. With the ETX, you’ll see planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae at the push of a button. The legacy of the ETX Series continues.
The ETX125 Observer has a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation at high magnifications.
The Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) give maximum light transmission, ensuring the brightest images and the highest contrast.
It has a flip mirror included to let light focus to the rear of the telescope (instead of the mirror reflecting the light 90 degrees to the eyepiece), allowing attachment of a camera on the back of the scope (adapters not included). The ETX125 Observer comes with a bubble Level/Compass to make sure your tripod and mount are level.
Includes a portable but extremely stable full size steel tripod, and comes with an equatorial tilt plate, allowing for polar alignment which is critical for long exposure astrophotography.
The ETX125 Observer comes with a number of features and accessories, including:
AudioStar handbox controller with over 30,000 objects and a built-in speaker.
Full Size Steel Tripod with EQ tilt plate.
Internal flip function Barlow lens to increase the magnification of the eyepiece in use.
Flip mirror to let light focus to the rear of the telescope allowing attachment of a camera on the back of the scope.
Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with Ultra-High Transmission Coatings.
45 degree roof prism for a more comfortable viewing position.
Bubble level/compass to make sure your tripod and mount are level.
Specifications ETX125 Observer
Meade SKU 205005
Clear Aperture 127mm (5")
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical Coatings UHTC™ - Ultra High Transmission
Focal Length 1900mm
Focal Ratio f/15
Viewfinder Red Dot
Eyepiece(s) Two 1.25” Super Plössl Eyepieces:
26mm (73x magnification), 9.7mm (196x magnification)
Barlow Internal Flip-Function 2x Barlow
Dew Shield no
Mount Type Fork type; double-tine
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Tripod Full Size Steel Tripod with EQ tilt plate
Time Chip Yes
Software Planetarium software on DVD
Assembled Product Weight 11.2 kg (24.7 lbs)