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Meade - 8" LX80 F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) w/ UHTC - DISCONTINUED


Discontinued Product

Manufactured by: Meade


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.







Product Series

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.

Additional Information

Name Meade - 8" LX80 F/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) w/ UHTC - DISCONTINUED
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-0810-08-00
Manufacturer Part No MEA-0810-08-00
Discountinued Yes
Telescope Aperture 7.1" - 8"
Aperture 8"
Finderscope 8 x 50 Finderscope
Focal Length 2032 mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Mount Vixen-style dovetail saddle
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Tube 9 x 17" (22.9 x 43.2 cm)
Power None
Star Diagonal 1.25" star diagonal
Tripod None