Meade LT 8" SC (f/10) 203.2mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with UHTC Aperture, 2034mm Focal Length

SKU: MDLT8SCU MFR: 0810-04-12
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About the Meade LT 8"" SC

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.

Meade LT 8"" SC Includes

  • Meade LT 8" SCT Telescope
  • AutoStar
  • Mount
  • Tripod
  • Red Dot Finder
  • Meade 1 Year Warranty

Meade LT 8"" SC Features

  • The Meade LT 8 SCT telescope is a fully featured, computer controlled 8" Schmidt Cassegrain.
  • The Meade LT 8" SCT telescope includes UHTC - Ultra High Transmission Coatings for distortion-free, tack sharp images.
  • AutoStar guides the telescope to 30,000 objects in its comprehensive library, automatically.
  • The Meade LT 8" SCT includes a diecast aluminum mount which supports the optical tube in any sky configuration.
  • Level North and Easy-Align Technology makes LT-8's easy to use.

Meade LT 8"" SC Specifications

Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Clear Aperture 8" (203mm)
Focal Length, Focal Ratio 20-34mm f/10
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) Included
Viewfinder Red Dot
Telescope Mounting Aluminum, single arm alt-azimuth
GoTo Pointing Precision (approx.) Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode:
5-arc mins
3-arc mins
Slow-Motion Controls Electric, RA and Dec
AutoStar Hand Controller Toshiba microcontroller
2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display
20-button keypad, Red LED backlit
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 Aluminum
Mount Castings Aluminum
Primary/Secondary Mirrors Pyrex glass
Correcting Plate/Lens Clear water white glass
Field Tripod Height 25.5" to 43.5" variable
Optical Tube Dimensions 9" x 17" (diameter x length)
Telescope Weight 30 lbs
Tripod Weight 9 lbs
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