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Meade 8" LX90 ACF Computerized Telescope - No Tripod - 0810-90-03N
Meade 8-Inch LX90 ACF Computerized Telescope without Tripod
The new Meade 8-inch LX90 represents the latest step in the evolution of the LX90, featuring Meade's f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics. Building from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new optical design with the same coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories expect. The NEW LX90-ACF with Meade's Advanced Coma-Free system also reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RCs. No competing Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope can make those claims. The LX90-ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding visual observer and imaging enthusiast with telescopes available in apertures of 8 inches, 10 inches, and 12 inches. When it comes to industry-leading optics, depth of features, and computerized operation, the LX90-ACF is the best all-around telescope value you can find.
AudioStar with Astronomer Inside is the latest addition to many of Meade's world-class telescopes, including this one. In short, AudioStar is like having your very own personal astro guide by your side.
Astronomer Inside can uniquely select the best objects from your sky based on your location and the time of night you are observing. AudioStar then plays descriptions of each object so you can learn about what you are seeing. Astronomer Inside has audio content for planets, stars, constellations, star clusters, nebula, galaxies and much more.
Meade 8-Inch LX90 ACF Features
- GPS - LX90-ACF can do more than track satellites. It talks to them as well. Turn it on and the built-in Sony GPS sensor immediately determines your precise date, time and location. AutoAlign then uses this info to align your scope for a tour of the most spectacular sights in the universe. With all the features of the legendary LX90GPS, plus the addition of Advanced Coma-Free optics and the ability to communicate to satellites, this new 8" Meade telescope now has it all.
- Autoalign - Telescopes with Meade's new AutoAlign come pre-aligned. They are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two fail-proof alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder. Just center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.
- Oversized Primary Mirror - Only Meade manufactures their primary mirrors in diameters larger than their listed aperture (e.g. the diameter of the 8" LX90's primary mirror is actually 8.25"). This additional 1/4" yields a wider, fully illuminated field-of-view, and allows you to see the light other telescopes leave behind.
- 8 X 50 Viewfinder - Quickly and easily locate and center deep sky objects.
- Slew Speed - The LX90-ACF slews (moves) from star to star at 7 degrees per second. That is more than twice as fast as the competition. This means that over the course of an evening, the 8" Meade telescope will show you two to three times more objects.
- Rigid Cast Aluminum Fork Mount - The Meade LX90-ACF's Optical Tube Assembly is mounted on two sturdy fork arms giving you a rock solid platform for astrophotography.
- Smart Drive - Meade's AutoStar provides Periodic Error Correction (in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training periods, your 8" Meade telescope will minimize guiding corrections during long exposure astrophotography.
Meade 8-Inch LX90 ACF Specifications
Telescope Series: Meade LX90
Telescope Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free
Telescope Aperture: 8"
Telescope Focal Ratio: f/10
Telescope Focal Length: 2000mm
Optical Coatings: UHTC
Diagonal Included: Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included: Yes - 1 Eyepiece Included
Finder Included: Yes - 8 x 50 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
Telescope Power Source: C Batteries
Telescope OTA Weight: 33lb
Telescope Warranty Period: 1 year