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Meade LX90-ACF 8" / 2000  w/UHTC Cassegrain
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Meade LX90-ACF 8" / 2000 w/UHTC Cassegrain

Meade's LX90 ACF is a favorite of astronomers making the jump to their first, serious, large aperture telescope. Long after they have read the reviews, compared specifications, visited the blogs and talked to wizened astronomers, all roads point to the LX90. Performance, quality, value and ease of use are the hallmarks of a great telescope. Now’s your chance to own the legend.
NZ $3,999.00
incl GST
Qty.
 


Telescope Description

 The patented Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offers the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. This system also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates the diffraction spikes found in classical Ritchey-Chrétien designs. No competing Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope can make those claims.
 
The 8" LX90 has an 8” 253mm diameter f/10 ACF optical system (focal length 2000mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Electronics include the advanced Meade AudioStar™ computer system with over 30,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.
 
Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16 channel genuine Sony GPS receiver. The AudioStar™ is flash-updatable via free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable required).
 
All LX90 models feature the solid and stable LX90 aluminum double fork mount, with fast slew speed adjustable from 1 to 7 degrees per second. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount also has mechanical locks in both axis allowing adjustment even without power.
 
The LX90 comes fully equipped with a heavy duty height adjustable Meade Field Tripod, 1.25" diagonal prism, Series 4000 26mm 5-Element Plössl eyepiece, and Meade AutoStar® Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC and an 8x50 optical viewfinder with quick release bracket. Scope weight is 33 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes.
 
Recommended Usage – Astronomy
 
*1 Year factory warranty covered by Meade*

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Awards & Reviews 

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  "High portability, easy setup and high-quality optics make this scope a winner"
  •  Astronomy.com  December 2008 - Equipment Review
 


Specifications

Clear Aperture 8" / 203mm
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings UHTC™
Focal Length 2,000mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.570 arc-seconds
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece(s) 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl
Focuser Mechanism Single Speed Focuser
Diagonal 1.25" diagonal prism
Mount Type Fork type; double-tine
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 1.5 arc-minute (+/-)
Periodic Error Correction Polar mode only (RA)
Slow Motion Controls Electronic
Slew Speeds RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
Control Panel 12v Power port, On/Off Switch, Handbox port, 2x Aux ports
Tripod Standard Field Tripod
Power (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x C cells
GPS Receiver Yes
Electronic Focuser Optional
Smart Drive™ Yes
Astronomer Inside™ Yes
Anti-vibration Pads Optional
Wedge Optional
   
 



 



 

 

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