Meade - 8" f/10 LX90 ACF with Standard Field Tripod - 0810-90-03

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  • The Meade 8" LX90 ACF Telescope yields similar optical brilliance to Meade's more advanced telescopes, but in a package providing better value for those primarily observing rather than imaging.
  • Advanced Coma Free optics provide a flatter field than traditional Schmidt-Cassegrains making the 8" LX90 ACF by Meade a portable, powerful and versatile telescope.
  • The Meade LX90 is a medium duty AZ mount equipped with Meade's smart AudioStar GoTo system.
  • Includes a standard field tripod, 26mm eyepiece, 8x50 finderscope, 1.25" diagonal with eyepiece holder, AudioStar controller.
  • 1 year warranty.

Meade - 8" f/10 LX90 ACF with Standard Field Tripod - 0810-90-03

The Meade 8" LX90 ACF UHTC Catadioptric Telescope yields optical brilliance similar to the Meade LX200 flagships, but in a package providing better value for those primarily observing rather than imaging.  The quality, workmanship, design and features will satisfy novices and experienced professional astronomers alike.  This is the ACF version of the Meade LX90, which stands for "Advanced Coma-Free".  Meade has employed advancements beyond the traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain optics for the LX90-ACF, gaining significant resolution increases as you move away from the center of the field towards the edge, meaning stars are sharp to the far edges of your view.  

The Meade 8" LX90-ACF telescope with UHTC multi-coated optics provides enough aperture for some serious deep space viewing, but is a size that can be managed simply enough by one person, even to a remote location remaining a portable telescope.  Meade's combined high-quality optics, stable double fork mounting, computerized control, and streamlined appearance in a single unit.  The list of technology included is long and exhaustive:  a rigid mount with sturdy tripod, an oversized primary mirror, truly diffraction-limited optics, and the very finest of simple and accurate GPS-enabled alignment.

The Meade LX90 AutoStar computer controller connects to the telescope's control panel and permits viewing and tracking of 30,223 database objects.  That's 50 objects in the solar system, 8 major planets from Mercury to Pluto, the Moon, 26 asteroids & 15 comets.  An apparent endless supply of galaxies, diffuse nebulae, planetary nebulae and star clusters are present, including the complete Messier, Caldwell, IC, and NGC catalogs.  You'll also enjoy looking at 50 satellites, including the International Space Station and the Hubble telescope.

You can do some light-duty lunar/planetary imaging, of up to ~5 minute exposures, with the LX90 through the eyepiece using a digiscoping adapter or with a DSLR via a standard t-adapter and t-ring for your specific lens bayonet.  For deep space images of exposures much longer than a few minutes, you'll need Meade's dedicated #07002-1 Wedge to turn the LX90 Alt-Az mount into an equatorial-type mount eliminating the stair stepping motion created by an Alt-Azimuth's natural movement.

Power for the LX90-ACF is supplied by 8 "C" batteries, but via optional accessories you can also adapt to an AC wall unit or a vehicle's cigarette lighter. 

Scope weight is 33 pounds with a 19 pound tripod. 


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UPC 709942370225
Brand Meade Instruments
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Aperture 8"
Case Included No
Focal Length 2,000mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Finderscope Included 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Diagonal Included 1.25" diagonal mirror
Resolution - Dawes 0.570 arc-seconds
Accessory Tray Included? No
Adjustable Legs? No
Slew Speeds RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
Includes Autoguide Port Yes
Power Requirements (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
Computerized Hand Controller AudioStar
Database 30,000 objects
Periodic Error Correction Yes
Warranty 1 Year
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