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Meade 8 LX200 ACF UHTC Advanced Coma-Free Astronomical Telescope 0810-60-03
Code: ME-TS-LX200ACF-8IN-0810-60-03
MPN: 0810-60-03
UPC: 709942500240
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Meade 8-inch LX200 ACF UHTC Telescope w/ GPS, Smart Drive Mount Product Info

Meade 8 LX200 ACF UHTC Telescope 0810-60-03 is a Hubble for your Backyard! The family of Meade LX200 ACF Telescopes puts Advanced Coma Free optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. With the Meade 8" LX200ACF Computerized Telescope you can own what the professionals own. The Meade LX200-ACF 8" GOTO Telescope includes all the field-proven features of the Meade LX200 and Meade LX200GPS Telescopes, including GPS, LNT, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive, Smart Mount, Meade AutoAlign, Meade AutoStar II navigation and more. The Meade LX200-ACF 8in. Advanced Coma Free Telescope - it's the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.

Available Models:

  • 0810-60-03: Meade LX200 ACF UHTC 8in Telescope w/ 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece

For more information on Meade LX200 ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescopes see the Meade LX200ACF Telescopes page.

Specifications for Meade 8 LX200 ACF UHTC Telescope 08106002:

Optical Design: Advanced Comafree
Clear Aperture: 203mm (8")
Focal Length Focal Ratio: 2000mm f/10(8")
Maximum Practical Visual Power: 600X (8")
Telescope Mounting: heavy-duty fork type; double-tine
Primary Mirror Lock: included (progressive tension) All models
Zero Image-Shift Micro Focuser: included in model 0810-60-02 only
Eyepiece: Series 5000 26mm 5-Element Plossl (included in model 0810-60-02), Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (included in model 0810-60-03)
Viewfinder: 8 x 50mm
GPS, True-level and North sensors: included (16-channel GPS receiver) All models
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode: 1-arc min. All models
Meade Autostar II Hand Controller: included (147,541 object database) All models
Batteries (user-supplied): 8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.): 20 hrs
Slew Speeds: RA and Dec - 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 8°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments All models
Tracking Rates: sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates All models
Primary, Secondary Mirrors: Pyrex glass
Correcting Plate/Lens: water white glass
Total Net Telescope Weight: 73 lbs.
Field Tripod Height all models: 30" to 44" variable
Meade UHTC Coatings: Included

Features of Meade LX200ACF Telescopes 0810 60 03:

  • Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Meade Advanced Coma free design is a huge jump over the traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain for sharpness of image, flatness of field, and color. Meade Advanced Coma Free Telescopes delivers the same sharp, flat, comafree field from edge to edge as a typical Ritchey-Chretien. The use of the corrector plate in the Meade ACF system creates a closed and protected optical tube, reduces astigmatism and eliminates the diffraction spikes inherent in the traditional RC design. ACF optical system by Meade perform at the same high level as comparable RC systems costing thousands more.
  • Meade UHTC Ultra-High Transmission Coatings: (model 0810-60-02 for Meade 8 LX200ACF) increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter. For more information on Meade UHTC, please, click here.
  • Zero Image Shift Microfocuser allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement. Included with model 0810-60-02 only.
  • Primary Mirror Lock locks the mirror in place during long exposure astrophotography.
  • Oversize Primary Mirror diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the Meade 8" LX200-ACF is actually 8.25"). This additional 1/4" yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
  • Meade Smart Mount constantly refines pointing accuracy each time an object is centered and updated. Compatible with both equatorial and altazimuth mounts.
  • Meade Smart Drive provides permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) on both axes by learning and averaging error over the course of one or more training periods, thereby minimizing guiding corrections during long-exposure photographs. PPEC is available on both axes and functions in both polar and altazimuth modes.
  • Sony GPS Receiver Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align a LX 200 ACF Meade Telescope.
  • Meade AutoAlign: Telescopes with Meade Auto Align come pre-aligned. They are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Meade AutoAlign picks two fail-proof alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.
  • Meade AutoStar II Hand Controller features "Hot Keys" for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database. Meade AutoStar-II can be updated with the latest software upgrades, guided tours, and timely objects like comets, all for free at

Package Contents:

  • Meade 8 LX200 ACF UHTC Telescope 0810-60-03:
    • Meade LX200 8" ACF Telescope - OTA with Meade UHTC
    • Heavy Duty Double-Tine Fork Mount
    • AutoStar II GO TO Computer Controller w/ LNT and Smart Mount Technology
    • 16-channel GPS Automatic Alignment System
    • Metal Field Tripod
    • AutoStar Suite Software
    • Meade Series 5000 26mm 5-Element Plossl Eyepiece (included in model 0810-60-02)
    • Meade Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (included in model 0810-60-03)
    • 1.25" Star Diagonal
    • 8 x 50mm Finder Scope
    • 7-port control panel (w/ two RS-232 serial interface ports)

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Meade 8-inch LX200 ACF UHTC Telescope w/ GPS, Smart Drive Mount Comments

Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review Don't need a bigger or better scope, this will one do me fine. by Legacy Reviewer, March 3, 2008
This scope is a dream to use even though it takes about a half hour to set up and align. Once done it will go to the object selected from the menu. Stars are in focus right to the edge of the supplied 26mm wide field eyepiece. Tracking is good enough...
74/74 found this helpful
Most Recent Review 6 LX200 by Legacy Reviewer, November 4, 2011
I wish I had purchased the lighter one, this one is too heavy Pros: easy to use Cons: too heavy
3/6 found this helpful
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