Meade 8" LX90-ACF f/10 Advanced Coma-Free ACF Telescope with UHTC # 0810-90-03
- 8" f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics - 2000mm focal length
- Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
- Standard Field Tripod
- AudioStar™ handbox with speaker and Astronomer Inside™
For the truly discerning astronomer who will not tolerate anything but the very best, there is Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system. ACF takes all of the features of our SC models and then ups the ante. With it's technologically superior optical design, ACF gives a flatter, coma-free field of view with pinpoint images all the way to the edge of the field, rivaling Ritchey-Chrétien performance at a fraction of the cost. ACF is the perfect solution for the serious astroimager or visual astronomer looking for observatory-class optics.
GPS – LX90 can do more than track satellites. It talks to them as well. Turn it on and the built-in Sony GPS sensor immediately determines your precise date, time and location. AutoAlign then uses this info to align your scope for a tour of the most spectacular sights in the universe.
OVERSIZED PRIMARY MIRROR – Only Meade manufactures their primary mirrors in diameters larger than their listed aperture (e.g. the diameter of the 8″ LX90’s primary mirror is actually 8.25″). This additional 1/4″ yields a wider, fully illuminated field-of-view, and allows you to see the light other telescopes leave behind.
8 X 50 VIEWFINDER – Quickly and easily locate and center deep sky objects.
SLEW SPEED – The LX90 slews (moves) from star to star at 7 degrees per second. That is more than twice as fast as the competition. This means that over the course of an evening, a Meade LX90 will show you two to three times more objects.
RIGID CAST ALUMINUM FORK MOUNT – The Meade LX90's Optical Tube Assembly is mounted on two sturdy fork arms giving you a rock solid platform for astrophotography.
LX200 SERIES TRIPOD – The LX90 comes standard with the same sturdy field tripod as the LX200-ACF series telescope.
SMART DRIVE – Meade’s AutoStar provides Periodic Error Correction (in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training periods your LX90 will minimize guiding corrections during long exposure astrophotography.
AUDIOSTAR CONTROLLER – Meade's new AudioStar Controller with Astronomer Inside is included with each LX90 telescope. It guides you through the universe, describing in detail the objects you are seeing in the eyepiece. With over four hours of audio descriptions of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and more, the AudioStar brings astronomy to life.
SONY GPS RECEIVER SENSOR + AUTOALIGN – Telescopes with Meade's new AutoAlign are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips. Sony GPS Receiver Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).