This is a discontinued item. We recommend the Meade 8" LX200-ACF Optical Tube Assembly as a replacement.
By popular demand this OTA is now sold by itself! This OTA is F/10 and includes UHTC coatings, a Vixen-style Dovetail with orthogonality adjustments, 8x50 viewfinder, 1 ¼” visual back, 1 ¼” star diagonal and 26mm Super Plössleyepiece.
LX80 MULTI-MOUNT FEATURES The LX80 brings together an astonishing array of technological and mechanical achievements that provide the kind of innovation and quality that only Meade can deliver. This one-of-a-kind, three mode system features:
Industry-standard dovetail OTA mounting The die-cast aluminum, industry-standard dovetail provides compatibility with most OTAs.
Heavy-duty mount Rock-solid, stable platform with precision worm gear drives on both axes for both visual and astrophotographic requirements.
Sectional counterweight shaft Allows for selecting the ideal shaft length for counterbalancing or dual-tube configurations.
Multi-mount adjustment Quickly change between alt-az mode and German Equatorial mode.
Control panel Includes power connector, handbox port and two auxiliary ports for connecting optional equipment.
Audiostar™ computer-control handbox Meade’s revolutionary AudioStar computer controller finds and points your telescope to over 30,000 objects in the night sky. With its Astronomer Inside™ digital audio technology, everyone around the telescope can listen and learn about the 500-plus celestial objects contained in its database, including planets, nebulae, star clusters, the Moon and much more.
Fine-tune tripod adjusters Quickly and easily level your tripod for optimum pointing accuracy.
Stainless-steel tripod legsTwo inch diameter legs provide a stable foundation.
|Name||Meade - 8" LX80 F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) w/ UHTC - DISCONTINUED|
|Aperture||10" Clear Aperture|
|Dimensions||11.75 inch diameter x 22 inches|
|Eyepieces||26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl|
|Optical Coatings||Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)|
|Payload Capacity||Multi-OTA = 70 lbs, Alt-Az or German Equatorial = 40 lbs|
|Power||12v DC, 5 amp power supply|
|Primary Mirror||Low-expansion borosilicate glass|
|Prisms||1.25" diagonal prism|
|Resolving Power||0.456 arcseconds|
|Secondary Mirror||Low-expansion borosilicate glass|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||11.9|
|Viewfinder||8x50mm with cross-hair reticle|