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Meade 8 LX200 EMC


Keywords: Advanced Schmidt Cassegrain


Due back in 8 days on April 30, 2019 (Tuesday).

The Meade 8 LX200 EMC Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is suitable for members experienced with medium to large sized computerized telescope.  This telescope is great for the visual astronomer to observe the moon, planets as well as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.

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.


  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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