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Meade LT 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain w/UHTC

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Meade LT-8 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope featuring a high quality all metal single fork mount, precision drives, AutoStar 497 GOTO computer handbox with over 30,000 object library, and full accessories.

Legendary Meade Optics
The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade Instruments offers you the finest optics...period. Our advanced, proprietary processes deliver the highest quality professional grade optics available.

AutoStar Computer Controller
After a quick and easy alignment, the AutoStar computer controller guides the telescope to any of the over 30,000 objects in its comprehensive library, automatically. Don't know what to see Simply choose the "Tonight's Best" tour, and AutoStar will show you the evenings finest objects. Planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, double and variable stars, asteroids, comets, earth satellites, the International Space Station and more, are all included in the 30,000 plus database. AutoStar is updateable with downloads from our web site.

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.

Features of this advanced model include with the heavy duty and extremely rigid LT aluminum single fork arm mount with massive 4.875" precision worm-gears. Eight (user supplied) D cell batteries will run the telescope for up to several full nights of observing, with a Meade Universal A/C power supply available optionally for seperate purchase. The included fully height adjustable tripod with tubular steel legs provides for comfortable viewing, either seated or standing, while offering great stability and vibration damping. The LT telescope is compatible with all Meade and other brand 1.25" barrel size eyepieces including Series 4000 and Series 5000.


Optical Design:

Clear Aperture:
8" (203mm)

Focal Length, Focal Ratio:
2034mm f/10

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™):

Optical Tube Dimensions (diameter x length):
9" x 17"

Red dot

Telescope Mounting:
Aluminum, single arm alt-azimuth

GoTo Pointing Precision (approx.):
5-arc mins.

Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode:
3-arc mins.

Slow-Motion Controls:
Electric, RA and Dec.

AutoStar #497 Handbox

Batteries (user-supplied):
8 x C-cells

Battery Life (approx.):
20 hours

Onboard Celestial Object Database:
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:

Mount Castings:

Primary, Secondary Mirrors:
Pyrex® glass

Correcting Plate/Lens:
Clear water white glass

Telescope Weight:
30 lbs

Tripod Weight:
9 lbs

Field Tripod Height:
25.5" to 43.5" variable

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