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LX80 Multi-Mount with 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope [1010-08-01] - DISCONTINUED
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 Meade LX80 Multi-Mount with 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope [1010-08-01] - DISCONTINUED
Retail Price: $2,441.00 CDN

About the Meade LX80 Multi-Mount with 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope...

This 10" SC Schmidt-Cassegrain model includes the Meade 10" (254mm) 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. These telescopes were voted as #1 top product for 2012 by Germany''s leading astronomy publication, "Interstellarum Magazine".

The LX80 Multi-Mount on the Meade LX80 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope operates in three modes: German equatorial, single OTA alt-az and dual OTA alt-az. Setting up in any mode is quick and easy, while tapered roller bearings in each axis ensure rock solid performance with a total payload of up to 40 pounds in German EQ or single OTA alt-az modes and an amazing 75 pounds in the dual OTA configuration. Mount weight is 35 pounds. The all new fully height adjustable (30.5" to 47") tripod features built in leg levelers at the top of each leg, 2" diameter stainless steel legs for ultimate stability and durability and weighs an additional 31.5 pounds. Latitude range in polar mode is 25 to 90 degrees.

The Meade LX80 Multi-Mount with 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope is a complete GOTO computerized scope which comes fully equipped with the Meade AudioStar handbox with over 30,000 object library, 10 arcminute pointing accuracy (5 arcminutes with High Precision mode active) and Astronomer Inside digital audio technology with audio files on over 500 objects. Meade SmartDrive periodic error correction (active in Polar mode only) dramatically reduces errors providing performance only available on much more expensive mounts, taking your astro imaging to a new level of precision. The complete mount is powered by 8 user supplied "AA" batteries. An optional 12V DC power supply is available for separate purchase. Includes two RS-232 serial interface ports (USB Adapter available separately). An optional plug-in Autoguider port is also available and sold separately.

The Meade LX80 Multi-Mount with 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope package includes a Meade Series 4000 26mm eyepiece, 8x50 viewfinder with quick release dovetail mount, a quality 1.25" Diagonal Prism, 11 pound steel counterweight, and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomy software DVD. Compatible with all Meade and other brand 1.25" barrel size eyepieces including Series 4000 and Series 5000.

Meade LX80 Multi-Mount with 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Features...

  • Vixen-style dovetail OTA mounting. The die-cast aluminum, industry-standard dovetail provides compatibility with most OTAs.

  • Heavy-duty mount. Rock-solid, stable platform with precision worm gear drives on both axes for both visual and astrophotographic requirements.

  • Sectional counterweight shaft. Allows for selecting the ideal shaft length for counterbalancing or dual-tube configurations.

  • Multi-mount adjustment. Quickly change between alt-az mode and German Equatorial mode.

  • Control panel. Includes power connector, handbox port and two auxiliary ports for connecting optional equipment.

  • Audiostar computer-control handbox. Meades revolutionary AudioStar computer controller finds and points your telescope to over 30,000 objects in the night sky. With its Astronomer Inside digital audio technology, everyone around the telescope can listen and learn about the 500-plus celestial objects contained in its database, including planets, nebulae, star clusters, the Moon and much more.

  • Fine-tune tripod adjusters. Quickly and easily level your tripod for optimum pointing accuracy.

  • Stainless-steel tripod legs.Two inch diameter legs provide a stable foundation.

Meade LX80 Multi-Mount with 10" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Specifications...

Optical Design: Schmidt Cassegrain
Clear Aperture: 10 in.
Focal Length: 2540mm
Focal Ratio: f/10
Optical Coating: Ultra High Contrast (UHT)
Optical Tube Dimensions: 11.75 in. diameter x 22 in. long
Viewfinder: 8x50mm w/ Reticle
Telescope Mounting: LX80 Multi Mount
Go To Pointing Precision (approx): 10 arc minutes
Pointing Precision in High Precision Mode: 5 arc minutes
Batteries: (user supplied) (8) AA
Onboard Celestial Object Database: 30,000
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 2,000 incremental rates
Tube Body: Aluminum with Matte Blue Finish
Mount Castings: Die Casr Aluminum with ABS Panels
Total Net Telescope Weight: 107 lbs.
Field Tripod Height: 30.5 to 47 in.
Meade Product Number: 1010-08-01