Meade Instruments Corp.
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Meade Instruments Corp. is a consumer products company that designs, manufactures, imports and distributes telescopes, telescope accessories, binoculars, spotting scopes and other consumer products. Meade is dedicated to bringing innovative, cutting-edge, consumer-friendly products to the consumer products marketplace. The company's brands, which include Meade and Coronado, are recognized throughout the world and are associated with innovation in the amateur astronomy, consumer optical and sporting goods markets. Its products include the new LX850, LX600 and LX80, as well as the venerable LX200 series of telescopes that combine the advanced features of the LX200 with the precision of Advanced Coma Free optics; the LX90GPS that brings GPS capabilities to a moderately priced Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope; LS, Meade's fully computerized telescopes using Lightswitch technology, which provides a revolutionary self-alignment routine, allowing users with no astronomy experience to enjoy a multi-media guided-tour of the night sky; the new LT series, which is its value platform, using the same high-quality mechanics of the LS, but with Meade's more traditional computer control; and the Deep Sky Imager series of high-performance charge-coupled device cameras that have advanced astro-imaging to near point-and-shoot simplicity, help sustain the Meade brand as a brand known for innovation in amateur astronomy and other consumer products. Meade Instruments was founded by John C. Diebel in 1972 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.