Meade 8" LX90 Schmidt-Cassegrain Auto Star LTN SmartFinder
This Meade LX90 is Like-New and retailed with telescope and case of eyepieces for $2800 in 2007.
It would make a stunning gift for a loved one dreaming of seeing the heavens close up like the professionals do.
Telescope is a dark blue with no flaws and is perfect working order.
It comes with the case of eyepieces and manuals. Included are:
Eyepieces: 16 mm, 24 mm, 34mm.Meade Super Plossl: 26mm, 56mm.Meade 1" and 2" Eye Piece Adapter.
Optical design: Schmidt-CassegrainClear Aperture: 8"Focal Length: 2000mmFocal Ratio (photographic speed): f/10Resolving Power: 0.56 arc secsViewfinder: 8 x 50 finderSmartFinder: Red dot projected onto finder's lens.LNT module: High accuracy, temperature-compensated oscillator, updatable using Meade's optional ATUM accessory.Coatings: Meade EMC Super MulticoatingsMounting: Cast-Aluminum, double tine forksGears: 4.9"- dia worm gears, both axes Altazimuth or equatorial w/ optional wedge, 5 arc-minutes in Go To modeTripod: Variable height field tripodAccessories: Super Plossl 26 mm eyepiece
Autostar Specs:Processor: 68HC11, 8MHzFlash Memory: 1 mb, reloadableKeypad: 20 key alphanumericDisplay: 2 line, 16 character LCDBacklight: Red LEDUtility light: yesRS-232: YesCoil cord: 24"Database: 30,223 objects
Length: 6.56" (16.6cm)Width (LCD end): 3.19" (80 cm)Width (connector end): 2.25" (57 cm)Depth: 0.81 (21 cm)AutoStar new weight: 1.12 lbs (0.51 kg)
Telescope and accessories weigh 91 lbs without the box. If you prefer a different or cheaper shipping method than what is listed, please contact me and I can arrange this for you.
My son bought this telescope new in 2007. I remember the fun of having him focus it on the moon one night. Seeing it up close was amazing. Unfortunately for me, he didn't use it much, and the stargazing stopped. I got the idea that using such a capable telescope requires a learning curve, if this is your first. So be prepared to take the time to learn something new. Also, he tells me the scope mount is missing. The scope is pictured standing vertical in the gear box. The mount to fasten it to the telescope is missing. I'm sure Meade will have the part, and is hopefully a minimal expense.
This amazing telescope has been packed for years. This Meade is Like-New and has decades of faithful use to give to the right owner.
The LX90 is listed as No Returns. Please be sure it matches your needs and wants before you buy. Ask me all your questions about it and I'll get your answers. We both want you to be happy before you pay.
In the event of a forced return, buyer pays return shipping and a 20% restocking fee.
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)