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Meade 8 LX200 EMC


Keywords: Advanced Schmidt Cassegrain


Loan ends in 29 days on August 06, 2020 (Thursday).

 NOTE: This Telescope package is bulky and heavy and may not fit easily into smaller cars.

The Meade 8 LX200 EMC Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is suitable for members experienced with medium to large sized computerized telescope. This telescope will give good views of the moon, planets as well as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. However, it is an older design that is more complex to operate than newer telescopes and is not a good telescope for beginners.


  1. User level: intermediate and advanced
  2. Optical design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  3. Optical diameter: 8" (203 mm)
  4. Focal length: 1000 mm
  5. Focal ratio: f/10.0
  6. Weight, just the OTA: 37 lbs
  7. Alt-Azimuth fork mount


Note: This is a NOT a good telescope for beginners because of it complexity, size and weight.  It is very heavy and bulky.  You'll need a vehicle larger than a sub-compact to transport it.

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