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Meade LightSwitch(LS) 8" f/10 ACF Telescope

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  • Advanced 8" Coma Free Optics
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • LightSwitch Automatic Self-Alignment Technology
  • AutoStar III GOTO keypad and Astronomer
  • "Astronomer Inside" Features
  • 3 Years Australia Limited Warranty
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    Summary
    Meade LightSwitch LS 8" ACF f/10 LightSwitch Telescope

    Incorporating both fun and technological aspects, this award-winning Meade LightSwitch Telescope Series has been turning heads around with its innovative and convenient features. The Meade LightSwitch LS 8" ACF f/10 LightSwitch Telescope utilizes the series' patented "LighSwitch Automatic Self-Alignment Technology". With just a flip on the switch, the telescope would automatically align itself to its current optimal position. The telescope also features Advanced Coma-Free Optics with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), resulting in bright and crystal clear images. The integrated AutoStar III GOTO Keypad offers guided tour functions, with approximately 100,000 objects in its database. The built-in "Astronomer Inside" with speakers gives out audible, detailed information on celestial objects which you are observing.

    Meade LightSwitch LS 8" ACF f/10 LightSwitch Telescope Features:
  • Advanced 8" Coma Free Optics
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • LightSwitch Automatic Self-Alignment Technology
  • AutoStar III GOTO keypad and Astronomer
  • "Astronomer Inside" Features
  • 3 Years Australia Limited Warranty
  • Meade LightSwitch LS 8" ACF f/10 LightSwitch Telescope

    Incorporating both fun and technological aspects, this award-winning Meade LightSwitch Telescope Series has been turning heads around with its innovative and convenient features. The Meade LightSwitch LS 8" ACF f/10 LightSwitch Telescope utilizes the series' patented "LighSwitch Automatic Self-Alignment Technology". With just a flip on the switch, the telescope would automatically align itself to its current optimal position. The telescope also features Advanced Coma-Free Optics with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), resulting in bright and crystal clear images. The integrated AutoStar III GOTO Keypad offers guided tour functions, with approximately 100,000 objects in its database. The built-in "Astronomer Inside" with speakers gives out audible, detailed information on celestial objects which you are observing.

    Meade LightSwitch LS 8" ACF f/10 LightSwitch Telescope Features:
  • Advanced 8" Coma Free Optics
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • LightSwitch Automatic Self-Alignment Technology
  • AutoStar III GOTO keypad and Astronomer
  • "Astronomer Inside" Features
  • 3 Years Australia Limited Warranty
  • Specifications
    Specifications
    Clear Aperture 8"
    Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
    Optical Coatings UHTC™
    Focal Length 2000mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.570 arc-seconds
    Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
    Eyepiece 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plossl
    Focuser Mechanism Single Speed Focuser
    Diagonal 1.25" Diagonal Prism
    Mount Type Rigid Cast-Aluminium Single-Arm
    Hand Controller AutoStar® III
    Object Database 100,000 objects
    Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 1.5 arc-minute (+/-)
    Slow Motion Controls Electronic
    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
    Control Panels 12v Power Port, USB-A port, USB-B port, Video Out, Audio out, Focuser Port, Handbox Port
    Tripod LS Tripod
    Power (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp power supply
    Batteries (User Supplied) 8 x C cells
    GPS Receiver Yes
    True Level & North Sensors (LNT) Yes
    Time Chip Yes
    Electronic Focuser Optional
    Astronomer Inside™ Yes
    Anti-Vibration Pads Optional
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Advanced Coma-Free
    Aperture Size 152mm
    Focal Length 1524mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Highest Practical Magnification 300x
    Finderscope Red Dot
    Eyepieces Series 4000 Super Plossl 26mm
    Mount Type Computerized Mount
    Tripod Steel
    Warranty 3 Years Limited Warranty

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