Meade LX800 Telescope Mount 37-0800-00 can be the driving force behind the guidance of your LX800 telescope. This telescope accessory is a computerized mount that can be guided to any number of celestial bodies; the telescope mount utilizes the AutoStar II GOTO system, which lists over 144,000 constellations, planets, galaxies, comets, and more in its database. Other telescope mounts have trouble keeping up with objects in the night sky due to the Earth's rotation, our magnetic field, and a host of other factors, but not the Meade LX800 Mount. Meade has equipped this telescope accessory with StarLock, an automatic target acquisition system that makes for accurate target guidance, even over long exposures. The two camera sensors and 80mm f/5 optic of StarLock use the drift method to align digitally with the Earth's poles. StarLock then guides the telescope in real time, even making period error corrections on its own. With StarLock, your Meade LX800 StarLock Telescope Mount can guide the Meade telescope to stars as faint as 11th magnitude with a tracking accuracy of up to a single arcsecond.
DC servo motors on the Meade LX800 Motorized Telescope Mount can power each axis to a maximum slew speed of 3 degrees per second, allowing you to swing your telescope 180 degrees in just a minute. You can adjust the slew rate up to 16x, and manual adjustment controls are available for both axes. Manual controls are also available on the Meade telescope accessory, allowing you to control the mount even if it somehow loses power. The Meade LX800 Drift Align Telescope Mount is constructed out of machined stainless steel and can hold up to 90 pounds with absolute stability and a minimum of vibration. Precision roller bearings on each axis give the telescope mount smooth rotation, and the tripod is height adjustable up to 45" on its sturdy, 3" diameter tripod legs. The mount also features an illuminated reticle output port and an RS-232 serial interface port to upload your telescope's observations to a computer (a USB adapter is also available, sold separately). For a reliable telescope mount with a high precision motorized guidance system, an in depth catalog of galaxies, satellites, and planets, and sturdy construction, place your LX800 telescope on a Meade LX800 Computerized Telescope Mount.