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Meade 8" LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain


Keywords: Schmidt Cassegrain Visual

Note  This item is being serviced and it is not available for check out.

8 Inch GoTo Schmidt-Cass Telescope (SCT)

Not Available for Loans

This is a heavy, bulky telescope . The optical tube assembly includes the fork mount and weighs 43 lbs. It is stored in a plastic tub that is 30" x 20" x 16" (L,W,H).  

Contact the Equipment Manager (equipment@seattleastro.org) for more information.

This is a Meade eight Inch aperture, fork mounted,  f/10 GoTo Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. The GoTo pointing accuracy is very good but the setup and alignment directions contained in the Quick Start guide must be carefully followed. Note that this kit does not include an optional equatorial wedge, since this is not required for visual observing.


  1. Optical design: Schmidt-Cassegrain
  2. Optical diameter: 8" (203 mm)
  3. Focal length: 2000 mm
  4. Focal ratio: f/10.0
  5. Tripod with fork mount


Currently Loaned out

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