Meade LX90 SCT
Meade LX90 SCT 8" F10 UHTC
GPS - LX90 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 LX90 GPS, plus the additon of Advanced Coma-Free optics and the ability to communicate to satellites, the new LX90 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 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 will show you two to three times more objects.
RIGID CAST ALUMINUM FORK MOUNT – The Meade LX90's Optical Tube Assembly is mounted on two sturdy fork arms giving you a rock solid platform for astrophotography.
LX200™ - SERIES TRIPOD – The LX90 comes standard with the same sturdy field tripod as the LX200-ACF series telescope.
SMART DRIVE™ – Meade’s AutoStar® provides Periodic Error Correction (in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training periods your LX90 will minimize guiding corrections during long exposure astrophotography.
AUTOSTAR CONTROLLER – Meade’s AutoStar® can be updated after purchase. Visit the Meade webiste to download software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets, satellites and new discoveries – Free! Keep your AutoStar up-to-date, and your LX90 will grow with you for years to come.
|Clear Aperture||203mm (8")|
|Focal Length Focal Ratio||2034mm f/10(8")|
MgF2 on correcting plate (2-sides); standard aluminum on primary and secondary mirrors
|Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTCT)||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"|
|Zero Image-Shift Micro Focuser||optional|
|GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.)||5-arc mins.|
|Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode||3-arc mins.|
|Slow-Motion Controls||electric, RA and Dec|
|#497 AutoStar Hand Controller||
PIC 16C57 microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit
|Batteries (user-supplied)||8 x C-cells|
|Battery Life (approx.)||60 hrs.|
|Onboard Celestial Object Database||30,223 objects|
RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
|Primary, Secondary Mirrors||Pyrex® glass|
|Correcting Plate/Lens||clear water white glass|
|Telescope Weight (approx)||33 lbs.|
|Tripod Weight (approx)||19 lbs.|
|Field Tripod Height all models:||30" to 44" variable|