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Meade 8" LX80 Telescope - Discontinued
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Meade 8" LX80 Telescope

This product has been discontinued and is no longer available from the manufacturer.  Recommended alternatives, if available, can be found in the "Accessories You'll Need" section on the lower-left side of this page.  If we can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-266-9590 or send us an email, and we will be happy to help you.  Thank you!

The 8" LX 80 is a great telescope for a beginner looking to take that next step in the hobby. With the LX80 you get classic Meade Schmidt Cassegrain Optics and the flexible LX80 Multi Mount. Having built a reputation on optical quality the Meade 8" SCT Optical Tube does not disappoint. Meade uses Water White glass which allows for maximum light transmission. Meade has added UHTC Coatings to each SCT because they provide a 15% increase in light transmission, when compared to standard coatings. Each primary mirror on Meade Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes is over sized for superior light collection, thereby making your view of the night sky the best and brightest it can be.

The Meade LX80 Mount is an innovative and value packed multi-mount with features of mounts two times its price.

Meade LX80 Multi Mount & Tripod with Meade AudioStar:

  • With multiple operating modes the Meade LX80 Mount can operate as a German Equatorial Mount, a Single Alt-Az Mount or a Dual Alt-Az Mount

  • The weight capacity of the Meade LX80 Mount in German Equatorial mode is 40 lb

  • Alt-Az mode weight capacity is 40 lb single, and 75 lb dual

  • The Meade LX80 Multi Mount has a sturdy aluminum build with two large tapered roller bearings

  • Switching mount modes on the LX80 mount is easy

  • The LX80 has precision worm gears with provide for smooth and accurate tracking

  • Meade's Smart Drive technology provides periodic error correction that reduces a majority of tracking errors

  • The computerized tracking system of the Meade LX80 is powered by AudioStar, which offers "Astronomer Inside" audio descriptions of the objects the user is viewing

  • The Meade LX80 Multi Mount comes equipped with large 2" diameter stainless steel legs. Each leg on the LX80 tripod comes with a built in fine tune leg system at the top of each leg. This system allows for small, fine tune adjustments from the top of the tripod

Telescope Series Meade LX80
Telescope Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Telescope Aperture 8"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Focal Length (mm) N/A
Number of Refractor Elements N/A
Refractor Design N/A
Optical Coatings N/A
Limiting Stellar Magnitude N/A
Highest Useful Magnification N/A
Lowest Useful Magnification N/A
Light-Gathering Power Compared to Human Eye N/A
Back Focus N/A
Image Circle N/A
Focuser Size N/A
Focuser Speed N/A
Focuser Style N/A
Telescope OTA Diameter (in.) N/A
Telescope Dew Shield Diameter (in.) N/A
Telescope OTA Length (in.) N/A
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) N/A
Telescope Tripod Weight (lb.) N/A
Telescope Mount Weight (lb.) N/A
Telescope Total Weight (lb.) N/A
Telescope Warranty Period N/A
Telescope Mount Type Dual (Alt-Az & Equatorial)
Telescope Mount Weight Capacity (lb.) N/A
Telescope Counterweights Included N/A
Includes GPS Technology? N/A
Objects in Telescope Database N/A
Telescope Latitude Range (Degrees) N/A
Telescope Power Source N/A
Telescope Power Adapter Included? N/A
Diagonal Included? N/A
Finder Included? N/A
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included? N/A
Eyepieces Included with Telescope N/A
Includes Telescope Case? N/A
Includes Telescope Mount? N/A
Telescope Tripod Included? N/A
Bonus Items in Package N/A
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