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Meade 8 Inch LX90-ACF Advanced Coma Free w/GPS w/UHTC Coatings
The 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. The LX90-ACF optical system delivers wide, coma-free images with pinpoint stars all the way out to the edge of the field.
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.
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, a Meade LX90-ACF 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.
LX200 - SERIES TRIPOD – The LX90-ACF comes standard with the same sturdy field tripod as the LX200-ACF series telescope.
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.
SMART DRIVE – Meade’s AutoStar provides Periodic Error Correction (in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training periods your LX90-ACF will minimize guiding corrections during long exposure astrophotography.
HAND CONTROLLER – Meade AudioStar™ computer system with over 30,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability.
SMARTFINDER(RED DOT) & 8 X 50 VIEWFINDER – Quickly and easily locate and center deep sky objects.
Optical Design:Advanced Coma-Free
Clear Aperture:203mm (8")
Focal Length Focal Ratio:2034mm f/10(8")
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™):Included
Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length):9.1" x 16.75"
Telescope Mounting:fork-type; double tine
Setting Circle Diameters, RA and Dec.:RA: 8"; Dec: 5"
GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.):5-arc mins.
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode:3-arc mins.
Slow-Motion Controls:electric, RA and Dec
AutoStar Hand Controller: AudioStar™
Batteries (user-supplied):8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.):60 hrs.
Onboard Celestial Object Database:30,223 objects
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
Tube Body: aluminum
Mount Castings: aluminum
Primary, Secondary Mirrors: Pyrex® glass
Correcting Plate/Lens: clear water white glass
Telescope Weight: 33 lbs.
Tripod Weight: 19 lbs.
Field Tripod Height all models: 30" to 44" variable