Meade LT Series Telescope Specifications

LT 6" LT 8"
Product Number SC: 0610-04-12 ACF: 0610-04-10 SC: 0810-04-12 ACF: 0810-04-10
Clear Aperture 6" (152mm) 8" (203.2mm)

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain or Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
Focal Length 1524mm 2000mm
Focal Ratio f/10 f/10
Telescope Mounting Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.760 arc seconds 0.570 arc seconds
AutoStar Controller AudioStar
Object Database 30,000 objects
Viewfinder Red-Dot
Eyepiece 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
Diagonal 1.25" diagonal prism 1.25" diagonal prism
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 3-arc min. 3-arc min.
Go-To Pointing Precision (Approx.) 5 arc-min. 5 arc-min.
Slow Motion Controls Electronic Electronic
Slew Speeds

RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.

Tripod LS Tripod
Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x C cells 8 x C cells
Power 12V DC, 5 amp power supply (optional)
Additional Features LT 6" LT 8"
Electronic Focuser Optional Optional
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes Yes
AutoStar Suite Planetarium Software



Materials LT 6" LT 8"
Primary/Secondary Mirror Low expansion borrosilicate glass Low expansion borrosilicate glass
Correcting Plate/Lens

Schott Water-white Glass

Schott Water-white Glass

Optical Tube


Weights and Dimensions LT 6" LT 8"
OTA Dimensions 7" x 14.2"L 9" x 17" L
Telescope Weight 28 lbs. 30 lbs.
Tripod Weight 9 lbs. 9 lbs.
Tripod Dimensions 25.5" to 43.5" variable 25.5" to 43.5" variable