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Orion Telescopes
Intermediate
Meade LS 8" ACF F/10 LightSwitch Telescope
$1,999.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 11/09/2018

  • 8" Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2000mm focal length
  • Meade's best Advanced-Coma Free optics deliver performance only seen previously in systems costing thousands of dollars more
  • LightSwitch Automatic Self-Alignment Technology
  • AutoStar III GOTO system with Astronomer Inside and 100,000 object library
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)


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Item #  55882
Mfg Model #  0810-03-10

Meade LS 8" ACF LightSwitch telescope. This award-winning 8" f/10 (2000mm focal length) powerhouse telescope is feature packed. Meade's patented automatic self alignment system aligns with just one touch of the power switch. Just flip the switch and walk away. It aligns itself. It's that simple.

Meade's best Advanced-Coma Free optics deliver performance only seen previously in systems costing thousands of dollars more. With its standard Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) the LS gives you the sharpest, brightest optical system for its size available at any price.

The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions. Includes Meade ECLIPS color CCD camera (640x480 resolution) which lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external (user supplied) monitor or store them on a (user supplied) SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out.

Eight (user supplied) C cell batteries will run the telescope for 3-5 hours, with a Meade Universal A/C power supply available separately for longer observing sessions. Includes a highly rigid single fork mount featuring aluminum construction with massive 4.875" precision worm-gears. Standard equipment also includes a sturdy, adjustable height tripod with steel legs for great stability and vibration damping and a Series 4000 Meade 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece. Additional eyepieces available separately, compatible with all Meade and other brand 1.25" barrel size eyepieces.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    204mm
  • Focal length
    2000mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
  • Resolving power
    115.80arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    29x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    408x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    14.2
  • Finder scope
    None
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Number of objects in database
    100,000
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal
  • Motor speeds
    01x, 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x sidereal
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Additional included accessories
    Meade ECLIPS color CCD camera, Astronomer Inside
  • Other features
    Red Dot viewfinder, 70 LB Capicity mount
  • Warranty
    One year

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses, US territories/protectorates or Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

Returns

The Return Policy & Procedure for this product is different than Orion's standard return policy. Click here to learn more.

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