The Meade LT8 telescope is a fully featured, computer controlled Schmidt Cassegrain telescope. Its legendary optics, along with precision worm gear drives, sturdy diecast aluminum mount and robust steel tripod make this the ultimate platform for high resolution visual observation and imaging. Simply put the Meade LT8 is the ideal telescope for any astronomer who demands superior optics, mechanics and computer control in a compact, high-performance package.
The heart of any telescope is in its optics. Meade Instruments offers you the finest 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain optics... period. Their advanced, proprietary processes deliver the highest grade, professional quality optics available. For those who want more, they offer the patented Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optical system, delivering distortion free, "sharp as a tack" resolution from edge to edge. Meade invites comparison of their ACF systems to RC systems selling for thousands of dollars more. Meade's ACF quality will astound you.