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Meade LS 8 in Advanced Coma-Free Lightswitch Telescope f/10 w/ UTHC 0810-03-10
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Code: ME-TS-0810-03-10-EE
MPN: 0810-03-10
UPC: 709942353020
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Meade LS 8 in Advanced Coma-Free Lightswitch Telescope f/10 w/ UTHC 0810-03-10 Product Info

Meade LS 8 inch Advanced Coma-Free Lightswitch Telescope 0810-03-10 has advanced automated functionality plus exceptional optical capabilities. Building upon the Meade LS-6, the Meade LS-8 isimage a high grade telescope that packs a punch with 78% more light gathering power for greater viewing ability of the night sky. With LightSwitch Technology from Meade, you simply flip on the power switch and the automated telescope adjustments will get you observing stars in no time. Like all Meade telescopes, you come to expect a high standard in optical performance; now with Meade Light Switch technology, you can expect a great deal more.

Meade LS8 ACF Telescope 0810 03 10 includes "Astronomer Inside" feature, delivering over four hours of fun and information audio presentations which can be heard over the build in speaker, and 30 minutes of video presentations and animations plus hundreds of still images which can be watched over an external (not included) TV or monitor. The Meade LS 8" LightSwitch Telescope ACF 810-03-10 also includes the Auto Star III GOTO computer keypad, which is stored with the locations of over 100,000 notable objects in the sky. Targeting, centering and focusing on an object is no longer the hard part with this telescope; now its deciding which object you want to see! With this computerized telescope, you can always use the "Tonight's Best" feature which takes information from the built-in GPS, magnetic north sensors, and level sensors to take in the best views that night has to offer.

The Meade LS-8 Advanced Coma Free Telescope makes an incredible astronomy experience much easier to accomplish; spend more time observing and less time adjusting your telescope!

Specifications for Meade LS8 ACF Light Switch Telescope:

Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Clear Aperture: 8" (203.2mm)
Focal Length, Focal Ratio: 2000mm, f/10
Optical Coatings: Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Optical Tube Dimensions (diameter x length): 9" x 15.75"
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 III Hand Controller: Toshiba microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit
Batteries (not included): 8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.): 3 to 5 hours
Onboard Celestial Object Database: Over 100,000 objects
Slew Speeds: RA and DEC
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected
Tube Body: Aluminum
Mount Castings: Aluminum
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
OTA Master Carton (Size / Weight): 21.2" x 16.5" x 31.75" / 48 lbs.

Features of Meade LS-8" LightSwitch Telescope 810-03-10:

  • Full of features but extremely portable
  • Genuine Meade Advanced ComaFree optics with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) the ETX-LS gives you the sharpest, brightest optical system for its size available
  • AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions
  • "Astronomer Inside" feature delivers over four hours of fun and informational audio presentations which can be heard over the built in speaker, and 30 minutes of video presentations and animations plus hundreds of still images which can be watched over an external (user supplied) TV or monitor
  • Compatible with all Meade and other brand 1.25" barrel size eyepieces

Package Contents:

  • Meade LS 8 inch Advanced Coma-Free Lightswitch Telescope 0810-03-10
  • AutoStar III GOTO computer keypad
  • Meade ECLIPS CCD camera
  • Series 4000 Meade 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece (77X magnification)
  • Adjustable height tripod with steel legs

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Helpful Positive Review Great Optics, Not so great usability by Legacy Reviewer, March 4, 2011
This scope is has great optics. Meade meet expectation of everyone buying a coma free optics. But the tripod given is kinda poor in quality. It vibrates easily with just slight touch. Computer system integrated is no so user friendly. But it does inc...
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