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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
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
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.