Meade LXD75 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope SC-8AT f/10 UHTC

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Meade LXD75 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope SC-8AT f/10 UHTC

Meade LXD75 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope SC-8AT f/10 UHTC

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Meade LXD75 Telescopes are high-quality equatorially mounted telescopes by Meade with computerized GoTo-type operation (or electronic operation with computer upgrade optional). Meade Telescopes from LXD-75 Family include Schmidt-Newtonians, Schmidt-Cassegrains, achromatic refractors and a single Meade Newtonian telescope model. The new Meade telescopes feature a high-performance equatorial mount, heavy-duty, all-metal field tripod and precision drive system. Meade Telescopes from LXD75 Series are great combination of highly usable electronic features, solid and relatively light weight mount, and very reasonable cost.

Meade LXD-75 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope SC-8AT f/10 UHTC offers Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain optics on the portable LXD75 mount with 497 AutoStar, over 30,000 object library, and heavy-duty tripod. The LXD75 series telescope by Meade sets new standards in its price class.

Focal length of this Meade Telescope is 2000mm, focal ratio of f/10, with Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness, sharpness, contrast, and coma-free flat fields. The included Meade LXD75 telescope mount features heavy duty metal castings, dual axis drives, a #497 AutoStar handbox with over 30,000 object library, Meade Smart Drive periodic error correction, fully computerized GO TO pointing, a 3-Star High-Precision polar alignment, heavy-duty tripod, and required counterweights. This complete telescope package by Meade also includes an 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket, Meade 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepiece, 2" focuser w/1.25" adapter and 1.25" diagonal.

Optical Tube Construction Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optics are mounted in precision-machined aluminum cells and mounted in sturdy steel tubes which are baked with high grade textured enamel paint. The optical tube assembly is closed, reducing air currents inside the tube. This prevents distortion of an otherwise sharp image. Plus, a closed tube significantly helps keep the optics clean. Corrector Lens fully corrects for spherical aberration and provides pinpoint star images. Water white glass is used in all Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain corrector lenses to maximize light transmission.

The use of water white glass results in an increase of light transmission in excess of 10%, as compared to competing telescopes using soda lime glass. Individually Figured Optics Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain corrector lenses and mirrors are individually figured to create a superior optical system which is renowned for its exquisite smoothness and performance. Pyrex Primary Mirror Premium-grade Pyrex mirrors are used in all Schmidt-Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain optical systems, providing exceptional thermal stability versus competing models using standard plate glass. Fast f/Ratios Meade's Schmidt-Newtonians have extremely fast, well corrected f/Ratios for short photographic exposure times and wide fields-of-view. 2" Focuser Rack and pinion focuser allows the user to achieve a precise focus. This Meade Telescope accepts both 1.25" & 2" Eyepieces.

Specifications for Meade LXD75 SC-8 AT Telescope:

Optical Design:   Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) with UHTC
Clear Aperture:   203mm (8")
Focal Length:   2000mm
Focal Ratio:   f/10
Viewfinder:   8 x 50mm
Eyepieces:   Meade 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepiece
Batteries (user-supplied):   8 x C-cells
Mount:   LXD-75 GOTO German Equatorial with Autostar
UPC Code - UHTC:   709942370218
Meade UHTC Optical Coatings:   Included

Features of Meade LXD-75 Telescopes:

  • Stable Meade LXD75 Computer Controlled German Equatorial Mount with Heavy-Duty Castings Designed by Meade's engineers and manufactured for high-performance observing and astrophotography.
  • Meade AutoStar - The AutoStar controller helps you quickly find, and GO TO over 30,000 objects in the night sky. View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and comets...all at the push of a button.
  • Input date, time and location - then let AutoStar take you on a guided tour of the best objects that night. Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) Increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade's standard coatings.
  • Telescope Mounting: LXD75, German-type
  • Setting Circle Diameters, RA and Dec.: 2.25"
  • Polar Illuminated Viewfinder: included RA
  • Control System: 9-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 12v DC, 72mm (2.83") worm gear
  • Declination Control System: 9-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 12v DC, 72mm (2.83") worm gear
  • Hemispheres of Operation: North and South
  • GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.): 15 arc mins.
  • Slow-Motion Controls: electric, both axes
  • Bearings: 2 - Ball
  • Bearings RA: outer - 1x58mm, 1x47mm; inner - 1x45mm, 1x35mm
  • DEC: outer - 1x72mm, 1x47mm; inner - 1x55mm, 1x30mm
  • AutoStar Hand Controller: PIC 16C57 microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit
  • Main Telescope Controller: Motorola 68HC11 microprocessor; 1-Megabyte flash memory (field reprogrammable); 32K RAM
  • Batteries (user-supplied): 8 x D-cells. LXD75-Series models may alternatively be powered from an automobile cigarette lighter plug, using the #607 Power Cord, or from a 115v AC home outlet, using the #547 AC Adapter; both the #607 and the #547 include 25 ft. cords. (not included)
  • Battery Life (approx.): 40 hours
  • Onboard Celestial Object Database: 30,223 objects
  • Slew Speeds both axes: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1.5/sec., 3/sec., 4.5/sec.
  • Tracking Rates: sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates

Package Contents:

  • Meade LXD 75 SC-8AT Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope f/10 UHTC, 0810-75-02
  • 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket
  • Meade 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepiece
  • 2" focuser w/1.25" adapter and 1.25" diagonal

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