Meade LT 8" f/10 Advanced Coma Free ACF Telescope # 0810-04-10

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Meade LT 8" f/10 Advanced Coma Free ACF Telescope # 0810-04-10

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Quick Overview

  • 8" Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2030mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • AudioStar system with Astronomer Inside

Product Details

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).

Manufacturer Meade
LT 8"
Product Number ACF: 0810-04-10
Clear Aperture 8" (203.2mm)

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain or Advanced Coma Free (ACF
Focal Length 2000mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Mounting Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.570 arc seconds
AutoStar Controller AudioStar
Object Database 30,000 objects
Viewfinder Red-Dot
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.

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


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

Schott Water-white Glass

Optical Tube Aluminum
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