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FULLY WARANTEED! DISPLAY MODEL. We have the original optical tube and mount box but not the tripod box. Comes with the new warranty. Additional extended warrantees are also available.Comes also with 3.5" LCD Monitor

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.

 

Clear Aperture
8"

Optical Design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings
UHTC™

Focal Length
2,000mm

Focal Ratio
f/10

Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)
0.570 arc-seconds

Oversized Primary Mirror
Yes

Eyepiece(s)
26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl

Focuser Mechanism
Single Speed Focuser

Diagonal
1.25" diagonal prism

Mount Type
Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm

Hand Controller
AutoStar® III

Object Database
100,000 objects

Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)
1.5 arc-minute (+/-)

Slow Motion Controls
Electronic

Slew Speeds
RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.

Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates

Control Panel
12v Power port, USB-A port, USB-B port, Video out, Audio out, Focuser port, Handbox port

Tripod
LS Tripod

Power
(Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp power supply

Batteries (User-Supplied)
8 x C cells

GPS Receiver
Yes

True Level & North Sensors (LNT)
Yes

Time Chip
Yes

Electronic Focuser
Optional

Astronomer Inside™
Yes

Anti-vibration Pads
Optional


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 SIMPLE:

1. CCTS Quality Control

Every product we receive is physically and optically 
inspected by our experts for proper collimation and flawless operation. We
take the time to make sure that the product you receive is the best
instrument you can get.

2. Customer Support


At CCTS, the
owners, Jeff and Greta, take a hands-on approach to customer service. They
will  personally make sure that your order is filled promptly and
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unwisely with a company that is too busy to take the time to see that you
are serviced well.

3. The Best Extended Warranty in the
Business

CCTS provides customers with an elite level of service
unlike any other company. Purchasing an Extended Service Contract from us
means that you making an intelligent investment in the future of your
optical equipment.

We offer the most comprehensive AND the lowest priced
warranties in the business:

How about a 3 year extended warranty for only $49.95 on
a $2000.00 telescope or camera?

None of our competitors even OFFER extended warranties!

Protection for your equipment after the manufacturer's
warranty expires. AND...

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