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8" Meade ETX-LS LightSwitch self-aligning telescope with tripod and accessories
From a very wealthy estate where there was more money than time...this baby is in mint condition, possibly never used.  All in original factory packaging.
Complete kit including a bunch of extras:
3.5" LCD TFT monitor07182LF eyepiece holder 1.25"Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl 1.25" 07175-02LFDiagonal prism 07202LF 1.25"4 further eyepieces and one filterCar adapterAutostar Software
See my other listings for companion hard case.
Ships in 2 boxes

from the web....

Meade LS 8" ACF LightSwitch telescope. This award-winning 8" f/10 (2000mm focal length) powerhouse telescope is feature packed. Meade's patented automatic self alignment system aligns with just one touch of the power switch. Just flip the switch and walk away. It aligns itself. It’s that simple.

Meade's best Advanced-Coma Free optics deliver performance only seen previously in systems costing thousands of dollars more. With its standard Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) the LS gives you the sharpest, brightest optical system for its size available at any price.

The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions. Includes Meade ECLIPS color CCD camera (640x480 resolution) which lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external (user supplied) monitor or store them on a (user supplied) SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out.

The included “Astronomer Inside” feature delivers over four hours of fun and informational audio presentations which can be heard over the built in speaker, and 30 minutes of video presentations and animations plus hundreds of still images which can be watched over an external (user supplied) TV or monitor. Imagine being given a brief and entertaining video presentation on Saturn while viewing that planet and its fabulous rings for the very first time. This telescope truly does it all.

Eight (user supplied) C cell batteries will run the telescope for 3-5 hours, with a Meade Universal A/C power supply available separately for longer observing sessions. (See recommended accessories, below.) Includes a highly rigid single fork mount featuring aluminum construction with massive 4.875" precision worm-gears. Standard equipment also includes a sturdy, adjustable height tripod with steel legs for great stability and vibration damping and a Series 4000 Meade 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece (77X magnification). Additional eyepieces available separately, compatible with all Meade and other brand 1.25” barrel size eyepieces.

Meade LightSwitch technology- bringing the fun back to Astronomy. This changes everything. 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

SeriesLightSwitch (LS) TelescopesUPC709942353020Warranty1 YearEyepieces TypePLOSSLFocus SystemBASICPayload Capacity (lb)70Experience LevelBeginner, IntermediateObjective LensYBattery Quantity8Battery TypeC CELLSecondary Obstruction (% by area)13.7Clear Aperture8"Optical CoatingsUHTCFocal Length2032mmFocal Ratiof/10Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)0.57ViewfinderRED DOTEyepiece(s)26Diagonal2” Diagonal with 1.25” adapterPointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)PECTypical Guiding Performance with StarLock< 1 arc-secondSlew SpeedsRA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x sidereal and 0.25°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, and 3°/sec (max)Tracking Rates01x to 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 1/4°, 1/2°, 1°, 3°Control PanelYTripodLS TRIPODPower SourceBATTERY OR 12V AC/DC

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