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Meade LX90 Telescope Specifications


Specifications 8" 10" 12"
Optical Design Available with
Advanced Coma-Free
or
Schmidt Cassegrain
Available with
Advanced Coma-Free
or
Schmidt Cassegrain
Available with
Advanced Coma-Free
or
Schmidt Cassegrain
Clear Aperture 203mm (8") 254mm (10") 305mm (12")
Focal Length Focal Ratio 2034mm f/10 (8") 2540mm f/10 (10") 3048mm f/10 (12")
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) Included Included Included
Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length) 9.1" x 16.75" 11.75" x 22" 13.6" x 25"
GPS Sony GPS Sony GPS Sony GPS
Viewfinder 8x50 8x50 8x50
Telescope Mounting fork-type; double tine fork-type; double tine fork-type; double tine
Setting Circle Diameters, RA and Dec. RA: 8"; Dec: 5" RA: 8"; Dec: 5" RA: 8"; Dec: 5"
GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.) 5-arc mins. 5-arc mins. 5-arc mins.
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode 3-arc mins. 3-arc mins. 3-arc mins.
Slow-Motion Controls electric, RA and Dec electric, RA and Dec electric, RA and Dec
AudioStar Hand Controller PIC 16C57 microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit
Batteries (user-supplied) 8 x C-cells 8 x C-cells 8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.) 60 hrs. 60 hrs. 60 hrs.
Onboard Celestial Object Database 30,223 objects 30,223 objects 30,223 objects
Slew Speeds: RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
Tracking Rates sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
Tube Body aluminum aluminum aluminum
Mount Castings aluminum aluminum aluminum
Primary, Secondary Mirrors Pyrex glass Pyrex glass Pyrex glass
Correcting Plate/Lens clear water white glass clear water white glass clear water white glass
Telescope Weight 33 lbs. 50 lbs. 60 lbs.
Tripod Weight 19 lbs. 19 lbs. 19 lbs.
Field Tripod Height all models: 30" to 44" variable 30" to 44" variable 30" to 44" variable
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