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Meade LS-8 ACF LightSwitch Telescope

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Meade LS-8 ACF LightSwitch Telescope

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  • Advanced Coma Free Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Aperture: 8.0" / 203mm
  • Focal Length: 2000mm f/10.0
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings
  • LS Field Tripod
  • Single Arm Altazimuth Mount
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • AutoStar III Hand Controller
  • ECLIPS CCD Camera
  • Red-Dot Finderscope
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This LS-8 ACF LightSwitch Telescope from Meade is a computer-controlled 2000mm f/10 catadioptric telescope with an 8.0"/203mm clear aperture. The ACF (Advanced Coma Free) optical system provides critically-sharp edge-to-edge clarity 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 allow 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 ACF 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 Advanced Coma Free Schmidt-Cassegrain 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
  • ACF - Advanced Coma Free optics for system for edge-to-edge distortion-free imaging
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
Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • AFOV: 52°
  • Eye relief: 18 mm
  • 77x Magnification with LS-8
  • Fully multicoated lens elements
  • Comfortable bayonet-mount rubber eye cup
  • Sophisticated parfocal 4-element lens design
ECLIPS CCD Camera
  • Resolution: 640 x 480
  • Stores images to miniSD card
  • Allows telescope to align itself
  • Provides a wide field of view when attached to video monitor
Field Tripod
  • Steel 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.
UPC: 709942353228
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 8.0" / 203.2 mm
Focal Length 2000 mm
Focal Ratio f/10.0
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal 45°
Finderscope Red-dot
Visual Back Included
Resolving Power 0.57 (Dawes)
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
Package Weight 57.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 44.0 x 31.0 x 22.0"
Meade LS-8 ACF LightSwitch Telescope
  • Computerized Single Arm Mount
  • Steel Tripod
  • AutoStar III Hand Controller
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • Universal AC Adapter
  • Finderscope
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    Duracell - C Alkaline Coppertop Battery (1.5V, 2 Pack)
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    Filters are a great enhancement for lunar and planet viewing.

    Meade - Series 4000 Moon Filter ND96 (1.25") - For Viewing Brighter Moons
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    • Instant Savings: -$5.04
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    Books & Tutorials

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