Meade - LS LightSwitch 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with UHTC & CCD Color Imager
- Fast and Easy start-up functions with "flip of the switch" Automatic Alignment
- Revolutionary LightSwitch technology automatically delivers telescope location, time, date, orientation and alignment with the sky
- Astronomer Inside™ comprehensive multi-media audio and video content access
- Precision worm-gear drives for the ultimate in tracking and pointing accuracy
- Built-in Electronically Controlled Locate Identify Position System (ECLIPS) CCD imaging module.
LIGHTSWITCH TECHNOLOGY FOR EASY, AUTOMATIC SELF-ALIGNMENT
Meade’s patented automatic self-alignment system — just one touch and it does all of the work for you. No stars to center. No bearings to take. No time or location to enter. Just flip the switch, and the Integrated Sensor Module in combination with the ECLIPS™(Electronically Controlled Locate Identify Position System) CCD imager delivers all the information necessary to automatically align your LS for fast, accurate, hassle-free viewing. All at the flip of a switch.
ECLIPS BUILT-IN IMAGING
The built-in Electronically Controlled Locate Identify Position System (ECLIPS) CCD imaging module lets you capture images of your favorite celestial objects.
The CCD camera is mounted under the optical tube. Its wide-angle short focal length lens is aimed parallel to the optical tube and records wide angle images of the sky centered on the object at which the scope is aimed. It takes full color 8° wide 640 x 480 panoramas through its own wide angle lens and can display them in real-time (via a user supplied) monitor or TV set via the video output jack or save them to an SD card, with no external computer needed. You can even connect and control another DSI CCD camera and view images on an external monitor or save the images to the SD card or an external computer. Either way, you can start astro-imaging on your first night out!
AUTOSTAR III® - TOTAL CONTROL
The easy-to-use hand-held controller (left) lets you select from a huge object database, with over 100,000 celestial objects. Just select an object and push the “GoTo” button and the telescope will automatically put your object in the eyepiece. The AutoStar III also gives you complete control of the Astronomer Inside multimedia features only available from Meade.
MEADE’S ASTRONOMER INSIDE
Take a multi-media guided tour of the universe, or select your favorite object and the LS’ Astronomer Inside gives you fun and informative audio descriptions of over 500 objects while you view them in the eyepiece — or experience the whole dazzling multi-media presentation on an (optional - right) attached video monitor (#07700) — complete with audio, video, still images and text.
|Name||Meade - 8" LightSwitch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope|
|Custom Stock Status||Available - Ships in 3-5 Days|
|Telescope Aperture||7.1" - 8"|
|Focal Length||2000mm (f/10)|
|Mount||Single Fork with GOTO|