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Meade LS 8 in Schmidt Cassegrain Lightswitch Telescope f/10 w/ UTHC 0810-03-12 Product Info

Meade LS 8 inch Schmidt Cassegrain Lightswitch Telescope 0810-03-12 takes what you love about LightSwitch technology by Meade and ups the ante with an 8 inch SchmidtCassegrain telescope that provides a observing experience like no other. Now you can enjoy the ability to flip a switch to automatically align with an object in the sky, plus the impressive light gathering performance of an 8" Schmidt Cassegrain (SC) aperture telescope. Meade telescopes have long been famous for refined optical quality with advanced functionality features to make space observation a joy.

The Meade LS-8 SC LightSwitch telescope includes Auto Star III GOTO computer keypad loaded with over 100,00 objects which can be automatically centered and aligned on! This impressive telescope package also includes a Meade ECLIPS color CCD camera which allows you to capture images for impressive astrophotography that really stands out. The Meade LS8 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope 0810 03 12 also includes a automated tour function with Meade's Astronomer Inside multi-media guided tour of the night sky. You can choose between the Tonight's Best tour and based upon your location and time, you will see the best views available, along with detailed descriptions, facts and history in rich audio with the built in speaker and video if you connect to your TV or monitor (not included). You can also use the Astronomer Inside to select your favorite object and learn more about it!

With the Meade LS 8" 08100312, you get the power of an 8" f/10 (2000mm focal length) telescope with GPS telescope technology, magnetic north sensors, level sensors and a CCD camera to do all of the grunt work unlike with conventional telescopes; all you have to do is sit back and observe!

Specifications for Meade LS8 SC Light Switch Telescope:

Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain (SC)
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 810-03-12:

  • 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 Schmidt-Cassegrain Lightswitch Telescope 0810-03-12
  • 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 Lightswitch Technology is Lights Out Amazing by Legacy Reviewer, September 25, 2013
This is a great telescope for beginners... and big enough that you aren't going to wish you upgraded 2 months later! The enjoyment of all the night sky has to offer is immediate... NO MORE INITIATION BY TRIAL AND ERROR. I cannot tell you how much I...
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