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- 8" Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2030mm focal length
- Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
- AudioStar system with Astronomer Inside
The LT series is a fully featured Go To telescope that sets a new high-performance standard for telescopes starting under $1,000. Its legendary Meade SC optics, along with precision worm gear drives, sturdy die-cast aluminum mount and robust steel tripod make this the ultimate platform for high-resolution visual observation and imaging. Simply put, an LT series is the ideal telescope for any astronomer who demands superior optics, mechanics and computer control in a compact high-performance package.
Legendary Meade Optics. The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade Instruments offers you the finest optics...period. Meade's advanced, proprietary processes deliver the highest quality professional grade optics available. For those who want more, we offer Meade's patented Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF) system, delivering distortion free, sharp-as-a-tack optical resolution from edge to edge. Compare Meade's Advanced Coma-Free system to Ritchey-Chrétien systems selling for thousands of dollars more. ACF's quality will astound you.
AudioStar™ Computer Controller. The AudioStar computer controller with speaker helps you quickly find and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky.
View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, comets and more-all at the push of a button. Don't know what you want to view this evening? Then go to the Tonight's Best™ tour in your AudioStar. It automatically selects the best objects in the sky for that particular time and location.
Precision Construction. A rigid, die-cast aluminum mount solidly supports the optical tube in all sky orientations. Precision 4.875" diameter worm gears in both axes provides smooth Sidereal tracking of objects in the night sky. The stable, fully adjustable steel tripod delivers all the rigidity required in sensitive field applications.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).
|Product Number||ACF: 0810-04-10|
|Clear Aperture||8" (203.2mm)|
|Schmidt-Cassegrain or Advanced Coma Free (ACF|
|Telescope Mounting||Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm|
|Optical Coatings||Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)|
|Resolving Power (Dawes Limit)||0.570 arc seconds|
|Object Database||30,000 objects|
|Eyepiece||26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl|
|Diagonal||1.25" diagonal prism|
|Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)||3-arc min.|
|Go-To Pointing Precision (Approx.)||5 arc-min.|
|Slow Motion Controls||Electronic|
|Slew Speeds|| |
RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
|Batteries (User-Supplied)||8 x C cells|
|Power||12V DC, 5 amp power supply (optional)|
|Additional Features||LT 8"|
|Oversized Primary Mirror||Yes|
|AutoStar Suite Planetarium Software|| |
|Primary/Secondary Mirror||Low expansion borrosilicate glass|
|Correcting Plate/Lens|| |
Schott Water-white Glass
|Weights and Dimensions||LT 8"|
|OTA Dimensions||9" x 17" L|
|Telescope Weight||30 lbs.|
|Tripod Weight||9 lbs.|
|Tripod Dimensions||25.5" to 43.5" variable|
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