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Meade LT 8" ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope w/UHTC has been discontinued by Meade and is no longer available. Our product experts have helped us select these available replacements below. You can also explore other items in the Telescopes category yourself to try and find the perfect replacement for you!

Meade LT 8" ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope w/UHTC Product Info

Meade LT 8" ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope w/UHTC 0810-04-10 sets a new high-performance standard for an incredible value. The Meade LT-8 ACF telescope is built with precisionimage worm gear drives, sturdy die-cast aluminum mount and robust steel tripod. Meade offers an incredible level of optics for an outstanding visual experience. The LT 8 ACF telescope 0810 04 10 is ideal for astronomers looking for unbelievable optical performance and advanced object spotting with the computer telescope functionality. Check out the full line of Meade telescopes for some of the finest telescope offerings on the market.

The Meade LT-8 Advanced Coma Free telescope includes the AudioStar computer controller, which can guide the telescope to any of the 30,000 objects in the library. The Audio Star has a built in "Tonight's Best" tour which will automatically show the most visible objects in the sky, taking into account position and time, and it will play audio clips that provide detailed information about the objects. The telescope 's computer can be updated from the Meade web site.

Specifications for Meade LT 8 ACF 0810 04 10:

Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free
Clear Aperture: 8" (203.2mm)
Focal Length, Focal Ratio: 2032mm, f/10
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™): Included
Optical Tube Dimensions (diameter x length): 9" x 15.75"
Viewfinder: Red dot
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
#497 AudioStar 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 hrs.
Onboard Celestial Object Database: 31,298 objects
Slew Speeds: RA and Dec
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
Telescope Weight: 30 lbs.
Tripod Weight: 9 lbs.
Field Tripod Height all models: 25.5" to 43.5" variable
OTA Master Carton (Size / Weight): 30" x 21" x 14.5" / 43 lbs.
Tripod Master Carton (Size / Weight): 29.1" x 10.6" x 10.6" / 12 lbs.

Features of Meade LT8 Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC:

  • Meade Premium Optics: The heart of any telescope is its optics. Our advanced, proprietary processes, combined with the best materials, deliver the highest quality professional grade optics available.
  • Easy Align: LTs are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Just enter your site information, find level and North, and Easy Align picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder. Center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.
  • AudioStar Computer Controller: The AudioStar computer controller helps you quickly find and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky. View planets, stars galaxies, nebulae, comets and more - all at the push of a button.
    • Contains hours of audio descriptions of planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and more
    • Audio Star with Astronomer Inside takes you on a guided tour of the best objects in the night sky from your location at that time, playing audio descriptions of the objections and their details
    • AudioStar controls the telescope to track over 30,000 objects automatically
    • Meade Audio Star provides detailed knowledge of the cosmos on par with a professional astronomer

Package Contents:

  • Meade LT 8" SC (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope w/UHTC 0810-04-10
  • Audiostar Hand Controller

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Helpful Positive Review LT-8 ACF by Legacy Reviewer, March 15, 2012
I like this scope alot. All the features are well worth the money. The light tripod holds it back from a perfect 5. Light winds and focusing play havoc with the views. A bottom brace would probably help. I have tried bolting 15 lbs. of weights to th...
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