MEADE 08100310 LS 8" ACF F/10 Lightswitch Telescope (0810-03-10)

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Item Description:
  • 8" Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2000mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • LightSwitch Automatic Self-Alignment Technology
  • AutoStar III GOTO system with Astronomer Inside and 100,000 object library

    Meade LS 8" ACF LightSwitch telescope. This award-winning 8" f/10 (2000mm focal length) powerhouse telescope is feature packed. Meade's patented automatic self alignment system aligns with just one touch of the power switch. Just flip the switch and walk away. It aligns itself. It’s that simple.
    Meade's best Advanced-Coma Free optics deliver performance only seen previously in systems costing thousands of dollars more. With its standard Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) the LS gives you the sharpest, brightest optical system for its size available at any price.
    The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions. Includes Meade ECLIPS color CCD camera (640x480 resolution) which lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external (user supplied) monitor or store them on a (user supplied) SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out.
    The included “Astronomer Inside” feature delivers over four hours of fun and informational audio presentations which can be heard over the built in speaker, and 30 minutes of video presentations and animations plus hundreds of still images which can be watched over an external (user supplied) TV or monitor. Imagine being given a brief and entertaining video presentation on Saturn while viewing that planet and its fabulous rings for the very first time. This telescope truly does it all.
    Eight (user supplied) C cell batteries will run the telescope for 3-5 hours, with a Meade Universal A/C power supply available separately for longer observing sessions.  Includes a highly rigid single fork mount featuring aluminum construction with massive 4.875" precision worm-gears. Standard equipment also includes a sturdy, adjustable height tripod with steel legs for great stability and vibration damping and a Series 4000 Meade 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece (77X magnification). Additional eyepieces available separately, compatible with all Meade and other brand 1.25” barrel size eyepieces.
    Meade LightSwitch technology- bringing the fun back to Astronomy. This changes everything. 
    Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.



    Series:                             Lightswitch (LS) Telescopes
    UPC:                                709942353020
    Warranty:                            1 Year
    Eyepiece Type:                     PLOSSL
    Focus System:                      BASIC
    Payload Capacity (lb):          70
    Experiences Level:                Beginner, Intermediate
    Objective Lens:                     Y
    Battery Quantity:                  8
    Battery Type:                         C Cell
    Obstruction (% by area):      13.7
    Clear Aperture:                       8"
    Optical Coatings:                    UHTC
    Focal Length:                          2032mm
    Focal Ratio:                              f/10
    Resolving Power
    Dawes' Limit:                           0.57
    Viewfinder:                              Red Dot
    Eyepiece(s):                             26
    Diagonal:                                 2" Diagonal with 1.25" adapter
    Pointing Percision
    (High-Percision Mode):          PEC
    Typical Guiding
    Performance with Star Lock:  <1 arc-second
    Slew Speeds:                            RA and Dec: 1x,2x,8x,16x,64x sidereal and                                                                                     0.25°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec and 3°/sec (max)
    Tracking Rates:                         01x to 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 1/4°, 1/2°, 1°, 3°
    Control Panel:                            Y
    Tripod:                                        LS Tripod
    Power Source:                            Battery or 12V AC/DC
    Meade LS-8ACF LightSwitch 8" f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope
    Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
    Red Dot Finder
    2" 90° Star Diagonal
    2"-to-1.25" Reducer Adapter
    AutoStar III Controller
    Motorized Altazimuth Mount
    Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod
    This Kit Includes: