Meade LX80 SC-8 OTA (optical tube assembly). This 8" SC Schmidt-Cassegrain model includes the Meade 8" (203mm) f/10 optical tube with industry leading Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) achieving 15% better light transmission than standard coatings, thermally stable oversized primary mirror, and water-white glass corrector plate unlike the inferior plate glass used by some other telescope manufacturers. The result is a spectacular viewing experience not available on competitors' SC telescopes.
Asso includes a Vixen-style mounting rail, a Meade Series 4000 26mm eyepiece, an 8x50 viewfinder with quick release dovetail mount, and a quality 1.25" Diagonal Prism. Compatible with all Meade and other brand 1.25” barrel size eyepieces including Series 4000 and Series 5000.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).
Jun 21, 2014
Good optics, light weightPros:
Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction,Lightweight,Compact,AccurateCons: Comments:
After wrestling with the back breaking weight of a 10" LX200, I decided to to get an equatorial mount and use this 8". I am very pleased. Tiny fraction of the weight and 90% of the performance. Not having goto is no biggie for me as I know what I want to see and where to find them. I've mounted a focuser, a 2" diagonal, and a bino viewer and it just works great.
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|Telescope Aperture||8" (203.20mm)|
|Telescope Aperture||5in - 8in|
|Telescope Series||Meade LX80|