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Meade - 8" LX90ACF f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Telescope

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The Meade 8" LX90-ACF Telescope yields similar optical brilliance to the LX200 flagships, 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 by Meade a portable, powerful and versatile telescope.

SKU: MEA-0810-90-03
Manufactured by:
Meade
 

Product Description

Meade 8" LX90 ACF f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Telescope - 0810-90-03

The  Meade 8" LX90 ACF/UHTC Catadioptric Telescope  yields optical brilliance similar to the 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 professionals alike.  This is the "ACF" version of the 8" LX90, which stands for "Advanced Coma-Free".  Meade has employed advancements beyond the traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain catadioptrics for the LX90-ACF, gaining significant resolution increases as you move away from the center of the field towards the edge.

The 8" LX90-ACF with UHTC multicoatings 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.  Meade's combined high quality optics, stable double fork mounting, computerized control, and streamlined appearance in a single unit.  The list of technology within is long and exhaustive:  a rigid mount with beefy tripod, an oversized primary mirror, truly diffraction-limited optics, and the very finest of simple and accurate GPS-enabled alignment.

The 8" LX90-ACF's standard-equipment 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 an SLR via the SLR adapter and your camera system's specific T-mount.  For deep space images of exposures much longer than a few minutes, you'll need either a Meade Deep Sky Imager (which uses software to correct for field rotation) or their dedicated #07002-1 Wedge to turn it into an equatorial-type scope.

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 (which can operate in the field off of a Celestron Power Tank).  Everything needed to begin observing immediately is included except for the power supply.

Scope weight is 33 pounds with 19 pound tripod  

 

 

 

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Specifications

Name Meade - 8" LX90ACF f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Telescope
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-0810-90-03
UPC 709942370225
Custom Stock Status Ships in 3-5 Days
In The Box 8" LX90 ACF Telescope with Alt-Az Mount Base Standard Field Tripod 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece 8x50 Finderscope & Bracket
Telescope Aperture 7.1" - 8"
Aperture 203mm (8")
Batteries 8 X C cells
Focal Length 2000mm
Focal Ratio f/10
GPS Sony GPS
Mount Dual fork GPS equipped mount with GOTO
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) with UHTC
Optical Tube Aluminum
Power (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
Primary Mirror Pyrex glass
Tracking Rates sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
Tripod Standard Field Tripod
Viewfinder 8 X 50

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In the Box

8" LX90 ACF Telescope with Alt-Az Mount Base
Standard Field Tripod
26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece
8x50 Finderscope & Bracket