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Meade LS Series Telescopes Specifications

Model / Part NumberLS-6 / Schmidt-Cassegrain: 0610-03-12
Advanced Coma-Free: 0610-03-10
LS-8 / Schmidt-Cassegrain: 0810-03-12 Advanced Coma-Free: 0810-03-10
Optical DesignAvailable with Advanced Coma-Free or Schmidt-CassegrainAvailable with Advanced Coma-Free or Schmidt-Cassegrain
Clear Aperture6" (152mm)8" (203.2mm)
Focal Length, Focal Ratio1524mm, f/102000mm, f/10
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) IncludedIncluded
Optical Tube Dimensions (diameter x length)7" x 14.2"9" x 15.75"
ViewfinderRed dotRed dot
Telescope MountingAluminum, single arm alt-azimuthAluminum, single arm alt-azimuth
GoTo Pointing Precision (approx.)5-arc mins.5-arc mins.
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode3-arc mins.3-arc mins.
Slow-Motion ControlsElectric, RA and Dec.Electric, RA and Dec.
AutoStar III Hand ControllerToshiba® microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlitToshiba® microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit
Batteries (user-supplied)8 x C-cells8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.)3 to 5 hours3 to 5 hours
Onboard Celestial Object DatabaseOver 100,000 objectsOver 100,000 objects
Slew SpeedsRA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
Tracking RatesSidereal, lunar, or custom-selectedSidereal, lunar, or custom-selected
Tube BodyAluminumAluminum
Mount CastingsAluminumAluminum
Primary, Secondary MirrorsPyrex® glassPyrex® glass
Correcting Plate/LensSchott clear water white glassSchott clear water white glass
Telescope Weight28 lbs.30 lbs.
Tripod Weight9 lbs.9 lbs.
Field Tripod Height25.5" to 43.5" variable25.5" to 43.5" variable
OTA Master Carton
(Size / Weight)
21" x 14.5" x 30" / 43 lbs.21.2" x 16.5" x 31.75" / 48 lbs.

Tripod Master Carton
(Size / Weight)

29.1" x 10.6" x 10.6" / 12 lbs. 29.1" x 10.6" x 10.6" / 12 lbs.
Price -
Advanced Coma-Free
$1,499$1,999
Price -
Schmidt-Cassegrain
$1,399$1,799