Meade - LT 8" Advanced Coma-Free Telescope
We are pleased to announce a new addition to the LT family. The new LT-8 is a fully featured computer-controlled 8” telescope that sets a new high-performance standard. Its legendary Meade optics — either classic Schmidt-Cassegrain or our premium Advanced Coma-Free systems — along with precision worm gear drives, sturdy die-cast aluminum mount and robust steel tripod make this the ultimate platform for high-resolution visual observation and imaging. Simply put, the
LT-8 is the ideal telescope for any astronomer who demands superior optics, mechanics and computer control in a compact high-performance package.
Audio Star with Astronomer Inside
Look and listen as the Astronomer Inside guides you through the universe, describing, in detail, the objects you are seeing in the eyepiece. With over four hours of audio descriptions of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and more, the AudioStar brings astronomy to life. It's like having a professional astronomer standing next to you at the telescope.
The NEW AudioStar with Astronomer Inside takes you on a guided tour. Shows you the best objects in your sky from your location and time and then plays audio descriptions of those objects so you learn the details of what you are seeing.
The NEW AudioStar knows the sky so you don't have to. It controls the telescope to find and track any of over 30,000 celestial objects automatically.
The NEW AudioStar with Astronomer Inside and the intelligence integrated into these Meade Instruments' telescopes provides the user with all the experience and astronomical knowledge that a professional astronomer could offer.
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.
LT-8s 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.
#497 AutoStar Computer Controller
The AutoStar 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.
The LT series is a fully featured Go To telescope that sets a new high-performance standard for telescopes starting under $1,000. Its legendary Meade SC optics, along with precision worm gear drives, sturdy die-cast aluminum mount and robust steel tripod make this the ultimate platform for high-resolution visual observation and imaging. Simply put, an LT series is the ideal telescope for any astronomer who demands superior optics, mechanics and computer control in a compact high-performance package.
|Batteries||8 x C cells|
|Dimensions||9" x 17" L|
|Eyepieces||26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl|
|Mounting connections||Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm|
|Optical Coatings||Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)|
|Optical Design||Advanced Coma Free (ACF)|
|Power Requirements||12V DC, 5 amp power supply (optional)|
|Primary Mirror||Low expansion borrosilicate glass|
|Slew Speeds||RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.|
|Star Diagonal||1.25" diagonal prism|