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Meade LS-8 LightSwitch Telescope

Meade LS-8 LightSwitch Telescope

Meade LS-8 LightSwitch Telescope

B&H # MELS8SC MFR # 0810-03-12
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Product Highlights

  • Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture: 8.0" / 203mm
  • Focal Length: 2000mm f/10.0
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings
  • LS Field Tripod
  • Single Arm Altazimuth Mount
  • AutoStar III Hand Controller
  • Red-Dot Finderscope
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This LS-8 Telescope from Meade is a computer-controlled 2000mm f/10 catadioptric telescope with an 8.0"/203mm clear aperture. The optical system features a Schmidt-Cassegrain design for edge-to-edge sharpness and distortion-free viewing.

The LightSwitch series of telescopes employ advanced technologies to eliminate the standard hassles of using a telescope. GPS, LNT, and ECLIPS CCD imaging systems allot the viewer to simply flip a switch to achieve instant alignment. Once the telescope is in position, The Astronomer Inside feature provides a guided multimedia tour of the sky's best objects.

The LS-8 comes with an aluminum altazimuth mount that is lightweight, portable, and extremely rigid. It is configured with precision work-gear drives for enhanced viewing precision.

Note: Batteries not included - 8 'D' cell batteries are required to power up the AutoStar system.

LS-8 Telescope
  • Aperture: 8.0"/203 mm
  • Focal length: 2000 mm, f/10
  • Pyrex glass primary and secondary mirrors
  • UHTC/Ultra-High Transmission Coatings for enhanced light throughput
AutoStar III Controller
  • On-board database of 100,000 objects
  • Go-To function: view celestial objects by just pushing a button
  • Provides full access to all of The Astronomer Inside multimedia features
Field Tripod Altazimuth Mount
  • Aluminum construction
  • Weight: 9.0 lb / 4.0 kg
  • Height: 25.5-43.5" / 65-111 cm
Single Arm Altazimuth Mount
  • Aluminum, single arm altazimuth
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, lunar, custom
  • Precision worm drives with 4.875" gears in both axes
  • Slew speeds, RA & Dec: 1/2/8/16/64/128x sidereal. 1.5°/6.5°/sec.
In the Box
Meade LS-8 LightSwitch Telescope
  • Autostar III Controller
  • 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
  • 1.25" Diagonal Prism
  • Red Dot Finderscope
  • Tripod
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
    Aperture 8.0" / 203.2 mm
    Focal Length 2000 mm
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
    Diagonal Not included
    Finderscope Red-dot
    Visual Back Not specified by manufacturer
    Resolving Power Not specified by manufacturer
    Maximum Useful Magnification Not specified by manufacturer
    Tripod Aluminum
    Mount Type Single arm altazimuth
    Power Source 8 C-cells
    Optical Tube Dimensions 15.75 x 9.0" / 40 x 23.0 cm
    Weight Assembled: 37 lb / 16.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 42.0 x 42.0 x 30.0"

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