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Meade LT 8" SC (f/10) Schmidt-Cassegrain 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" SC (f/10) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/UHTC Product Info

Meade LT 8" SC (f/10) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/UHTC 0810-04-12 is designed to provide unprecedented observation power for hours of enjoyment. The LT 8 Schmidt Cassegrain is a fully featured computer controlled telescope for advanced locating abilities that allow for more time spent viewing objects and less time looking for them. The Meade LT8 Schmidt Cassegrain telescope 08100412 features legendary Meade optics, and exceptional build quality including precision worn gear drives, sturdy die-cast aluminum mount and a robust steel tripod. Be sure to see the collection of fine Meade telescopes for other high performance telescopes for a number of budgets and uses.

Any astronomer looking for the best in optics with the computer control functionality will be extremely pleased with the Meade LT-8 SC Telescope. The AudioStar computer controller, which can guide the telescope to any of the 30,000 objects in the library, plus take you on a guided tour of the best views based upon your location and time of year, and play audio clips with detailed information about those objects.

Specifications for Meade LT 8 SC 0810 04 12:

Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
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 Schmidt Cassegrain 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) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/UHTC 0810-04-12
  • Audiostar Hand Controller

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