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Meade 8 LX200 EMC

Lx200

Keywords: Advanced Schmidt Cassegrain

Description

Loan ends in 1 days on June 25, 2019 (Tuesday).

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. It is large and heavy and may not fit easily into smaller cars.

It is loaned out fully equipped with a wide selection of eyepieces and filters as well as a JMI motofocus, an Astro chair, and astronomy books.

Details

  1. Best for viewing: moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies
  2. User level: intermediate and advanced
  3. Optical design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  4. Optical diameter: 8" (203 mm)
  5. Focal length: 1000 mm
  6. Focal ratio: f/10.0
  7. Weight, just the OTA: 37 lbs
  8. Alt-Azimuth fork mount
  9. Meade Ultra Wide Angle 4.7mm 1.25” eyepiece
  10. Meade Super Plossl 1.25" eyepieces - 6.4mm, 9.7mm, 12.4mm, 26 mm, 40mm
  11. Meade Super Plossl 56mm 2” eyepiece
  12. Tele Vue Nagler 12mm 1.25” eyepiece

 

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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