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Meade LX80 Telescope Specifications

LX80 6" SC LX80 8" SC LX80 10" SC
Product Number 0610-08-01 0810-08-01 1010-08-01
Clear Aperture 6 inches 8 inches 10 inches

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain
Focal Length 1524mm 2034mm 2540mm
Focal Ratio f/10 f/10 f/10
Telescope Mounting LX80 Multi-Mount
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.760 arcseconds 0.570 arcseconds 0.456 arcseconds
Secondary Obstruction (%) 21.18 13.65 11.9
AutoStar Controller AudioStar
Object Database 30,000 objects
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
Diagonal 1.25" diagonal prism
Total Instrument Capacity Multi-OTA = 70 lbs
Alt-Az or German Equatorial = 40 lbs
Optional AC Power 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
Materials LX80 6" SC LX80 8" SC LX80 10" SC
Primary and Secondary Mirror Low-expansion borosilicate glass
Correcting Plate/Lens

Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Shott AG Germany

Optical Tube

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum
Weights and Dimensions LX80 6" SC LX80 8" SC LX80 10" SC
OTA Weight 13 lbs. 14.1 lbs. 29.5 lbs.
OTA Only Dimensions 7 inch diameter x 14.2 inches 9 inch diameter x 17 inches 11.75 inch diameter x 22 inches