Features an 8" aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) and a resolving power of 0.456 arc-seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (96x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25" Diagonal Mirror, and Standard Field Tripod. OTA and Mount Weight: 28 lbs. OTA Dimensions/Mount Dimensions: 25.5" x 14" x 19". Tripod Weight: 19 lbs. Tripod Dimension: 30" to 44" Variable.
The patented Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offers coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. This system also reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. This telescope also features Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). UHTC are specialized multi-layered coatings that are precisely designed to improve the performance of your telescope's optics. You'll see brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and additional surface features on planets. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%.
LX90 electronics include: advanced AudioStar computer system with a 30,000+ object-library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16-channel genuine Sony GPS receiver.
Feature a solid and stable aluminum double-fork mount with fast slew speed adjustable from 1.5 degrees to 6.5 degrees per second. Mount and electronics are internally powered by (8) x C-cell (user-supplied) batteries, which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter can be used).
With high-quality features and performance, this model is a staple for your astronomy ventures. Make it your time to own "The Legend".
Type: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Clear Aperture: 8"
Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings: UHTC
Focal Length: 2,000mm
Focal Ratio: f/10
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.570 arc-seconds
Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes
Viewfinder: 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece(s): 26mm Series 4000 Super Plössl
Focuser Mechanism: Single Speed Focuser
Diagonal: 1.25" diagonal mirror
Hand Controller: AudioStar
Object Database: 30,000 objects
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode): 1.5 arc-minute (+/-)
Periodic Error Correction: Polar mode only (RA)
Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock: < 1 arc-second
Slow Motion Controls: Electronic
Slew Speeds: RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5 degrees/sec., 3 degrees/sec., 6.5 degrees/sec.
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
Control Panel: 12v Power port, On/Off Switch, Handbox port, 2x Aux ports
Tripod: Standard Field Tripod
Power Source: (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
Batteries (User-Supplied): 8 x C cells
GPS Receiver: Yes
Electronic Focuser: Optional
Smart Drive: Yes
Astronomer Inside: Yes
Anti-vibration Pads: Optional
Designed and manufactured in North America.
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provide by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.
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