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Meade 8" ACF Light Switch Computerized Telescope - 0810-03-10
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Meade 8" ACF Light Switch Computerized Telescope




When Meade announced LightSwitch Technology in early 2009, the amateur astronomy game changed. Simply flip a switch on a Meade 8 LightSwitch and it automatically aligns itself in the night sky. Built-in GPS, magnetic north sensors, level sensors and a CCD camera do all the work - within minutes you're observing with your Meade LS 8 ACF telescope!



Meade Astronomer Inside Technology:



Let your Meade 8 LightSwitch take you on a multi-media guided tour of the night sky. Choose the Tonight's Best tour and the Astronomer Inside automatically moves the telescope to the best objects in that night's sky. At each object, listen as the Astronomer Inside describes in detail, fascinating facts and history. Attach the optional LCD Color video monitor to your Meade LS 8 ACF and you now have a dazzling multi-media presentation that integrates rich audio and video. Or select your favorite object and your Meade 8 LightSwitch takes you to it and tells you all about it. It's like having an astronomer at your side!



Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) Optical System:



Since 1972, Meade has consistently manufactured the finest optics available. Now, for the truly discerning individual who demands the very best, - the optical system of the Meade LS 8 ACF (advanced coma-free) telescope delivers the sharpest, brightest image available. Optical systems are made with superior materials, featuring Schott water white glass front correctors, oversized Pyrex primary mirrors, and include Meade's UHTC coatings for optimum light transmission. You get Meade's legendary optics.

Description
Description

Meade 8" ACF Light Switch Computerized Telescope

When Meade announced LightSwitch Technology in early 2009, the amateur astronomy game changed. Simply flip a switch on a Meade 8 LightSwitch and it automatically aligns itself in the night sky. Built-in GPS, magnetic north sensors, level sensors and a CCD camera do all the work - within minutes you're observing with your Meade LS 8 ACF telescope!

Meade Astronomer Inside Technology:

Let your Meade 8 LightSwitch take you on a multi-media guided tour of the night sky. Choose the Tonight's Best tour and the Astronomer Inside automatically moves the telescope to the best objects in that night's sky. At each object, listen as the Astronomer Inside describes in detail, fascinating facts and history. Attach the optional LCD Color video monitor to your Meade LS 8 ACF and you now have a dazzling multi-media presentation that integrates rich audio and video. Or select your favorite object and your Meade 8 LightSwitch takes you to it and tells you all about it. It's like having an astronomer at your side!

Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) Optical System:

Since 1972, Meade has consistently manufactured the finest optics available. Now, for the truly discerning individual who demands the very best, - the optical system of the Meade LS 8 ACF (advanced coma-free) telescope delivers the sharpest, brightest image available. Optical systems are made with superior materials, featuring Schott water white glass front correctors, oversized Pyrex primary mirrors, and include Meade's UHTC coatings for optimum light transmission. You get Meade's legendary optics.

Specifications
Specifications
Model Number 0810-03-10
Telescope Series Meade LS
Telescope Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free
Telescope Aperture 8"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/10
Telescope Focal Length (mm) 2032
Optical Coatings UHTC
Telescope Tripod Included? Yes
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included? Yes - 1 Eyepiece Included
Finder Included? Yes - Red Dot Finder Included
Telescope Power Adapter Included? No - Sold Separately
Focuser Style Internal Moving Primary
Focuser Size Internal Focuser with 1.25" Rear Cell Adapter
Focuser Speed Single Speed
Telescope Mount Type Alt-Azimuth
Objects in Telescope Database 100,000
Includes GPS Technology? Yes
Telescope Power Source C Batteries
Telescope OTA Diameter (in.) 9
Telescope OTA Length (in.) 17
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 29
Telescope Tripod Weight (lb.) 8.5
Telescope Total Weight (lb.) 37.5
Telescope Warranty Period 1 year
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Meade 8" f/10 LightSwitch ACF Telescope
  • ECLIPS CCD Imager
  • Super Plössl 26mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Red Dot Finder
  • AutoStar Suite Software
  • Autostar III Hand Controller with Coiled Cable
  • Field Tripod with Spreader Bar
  • Front Fitted Dust Cap
  • Rear Cell Dust Cap
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Holder
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