About this item
Feel free to shop the market, but make no mistake; the Meade LX90GPS is the top Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on the market today. Features an ultra-accurate drive system and world-class optics that annihilate competing scopes. Plus, the integrated GPS puts this scope out of range for the competition.
Please note: telescope ships in two boxes.
- Model: LX90GPS 8"
- Optical Design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
- Clear Aperture: 203mm (8")
- Focal Length: 2,000mm
- Focal Ratio: F/10
- Optical Coatings: MgF2 on correcting plate (2-sides); standard aluminum on primary and secondary mirrors
- Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length): 9.1" x 16.75"
- GPS: Sony
- GPS LNT Module: Patented Level-North Technology with electronic level sensor, electronic magnetic north sensor, high-precision clock
- Smart Finder: Red Dot viewfinder
- Viewfinder: 8 x 50 Telescope
- Mounting: fork-type; double tine
- Setting Circle Diameters, RA and Dec.: RA: 8"; Dec: 5" Zero-Image Shift Electric
- 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 (not included): 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
- Field Tripod Height: 30" - 43" variable
- Telescope Dimensions with Tripod: 52''L x 49''W x 77''H
- Telescope comes in 2 boxes.
|Feature:||GPS LNT Module: Patented Level-North Technology with electronic level sensor, electronic magnetic north sensor, high-precision clock, AutoStar Hand Controller: PIC 16C57 microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit, Onboard Celestial Object Database: 30,223 objects|
|Multi Pack Indicator:||No|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||73.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||16.75 x 16.75 x 48.0|
|Assembled in Country of Origin:||USA or Imported|
|Origin of Components:||USA or Imported|
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