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Meade LXD75 SN-8AT 8.0"/203mm Reflector Telescope Kit

Meade LXD75 SN-8AT 8.0"/203mm Reflector Telescope Kit

Meade LXD75 SN-8AT 8.0"/203mm Reflector Telescope Kit

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Meade LXD75 SN-8AT 8.0"/203mm Reflector Telescope Kit

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  • 812mm f/4.0 Schmidt-Newtonian
  • Motorized Equatorial Mount
  • "GO-TO" Capacity

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Meade's 8" LXD75 Schmidt-Newtonian reflector features a strong, motorized German-type equatorial mount with nine movement speeds, as well as a 2.00" focuser to accept 2.00" diagonals, prisms and eyepieces. Having a 2.00" focuser greatly adds to the versatility of the viewing.

The Schmidt-Newtonian telescope design is exclusive to Meade and represents a great breakthrough for those with a burgeoning interest in amateur astronomy. The battle for market share between telescope types has always involved tradeoffs of the size, value and optical quality of the unit. Optical purists usually endure the enormous refractors for their stellar optical quality, beginners often select Newtonian reflectors for their great light gathering capacity per dollar, and those in between often chose the Schmidt-Cassegrain type for its combination of the two attributes.

The Newtonian has always had two large drawbacks, which are that the bright images it produces loses significant optical quality as one moves towards the edge of the field of view and the open design requires a high degree of maintenance. The Schmidt-Newtonian solves both of these problems, offering a much larger usable viewing field thanks to a corrective lens which also seals the unit to prevent the habitual entry of dust, dew and debris. In one fell swoop, the Newtonian's appeal roars back to the forefront.

This version also includes Meade's UHTC Ultra High Transmission Coatings, an important feature to optimize the performance of your Meade telescope. Technologies developed at the Meade Irvine coatings facility have optimized the visual and photographic performance of Meade telescopes. The UHTC coatings, employed upon all optical surfaces, result in a 20% decrease in light loss and a dramatic enhancement in detail of deep space objects.

Individually-inspected optics manufactured entirely at Meade's Irvine, California facilities
Continuously comfortable eyepiece location leads to longer observing sessions
Autostar computerized controller makes watching several items in one session a simple reality
Incredibly strong German-type equatorial mount with two 10-lb counterweights
Smooth movement through worm gears and stainless steel ball bearings
In the Box
Meade LXD75 SN-8AT 8.0"/203mm Reflector Telescope Kit
  • 26mm (29x) Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • #545 Viewfinder 8x50mm White Tube with Bracket
  • #497 Autostar Computer
  • Adapter (to Accept 1.25" Eyepieces)
  • External Battery Pack(accepts 8 user-supplied "D" batteries)
  • LXD75 Motorized Equatorial Mount Telescope Mount with Tripod
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Optical Design Schmidt-Newtonian reflector
    Optical Lens Diameter 8.0" (203mm)
    Focal Length 812mm
    Focal Ratio f/4.0
    Maximum Useful Magnification 500x
    Resolving Power 0.56
    Optical Tube Dimensions 10.0 x 29.5" (25.4 x 74.9 cm) WxL
    Mount Type Equatorial
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2" (includes adapter accepting 1.25" eyepieces)
    Finderscope 8x50 Straight
    Tripod Fullsize aluminum
    Motor Yes
    GO-TO Capability Yes
    PC Compatible Yes (software not included)
    Power Source Eight 1.5-Volt "D" batteries = 40 hours
    Optional #547 115-v AC cord
    Optional #607 Cigarette lighter cord
    Weight 69.0 lbs (31.30kg)
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