Meade Instruments 0810-90-03 LX90-ACF 8-Inch (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope
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The patented Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical style provides the coma-free identify star images and flatter image fields significantly desired by critical amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and expert observatories alike. This system also reduces the astigmatism and removes the diffraction spikes discovered in classical Ritchey-Chrétien styles. No completing Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope can make those claims. The 8″ LX90 has an 8″ size f/10 ACF optical system (focal length 2000mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast.
Electronics include the innovative Meade AudioStar computer system with over 30,000 things library, several directed tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Exact and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16 channel real Sony GPS receiver.
The AudioStar is flash-updatable through totally free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable required). All LX90 designs include the solid and stable LX90 aluminum double fork install, with quick multitude speed adjustable from 1 to 7 degrees per second. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be changed from.01 x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments.
The install and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will usually run the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal Air Conditioner adapter likewise readily available). The install also has mechanical locks in both axis permitting adjustment even without power.
The LX90 comes totally equipped with a strong 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 8×50 optical viewfinder with quick release bracket. Scope weight is 33 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes.
Item brings complete one year Meade factory minimal warranty.