Very Nice Meade LX10 DELUXE ...8" Telescope. Excellent Condition... every thing works great....From apx 1998.
Deluxe model...with the special EMC coatings.. the optional 8X50 Finder, the optional DEC Motor, and the optional Magellan Computerized location system( fore-runner of the go-to systems.). Complete with Meade 26mm super plossl eyepiece, field tripod, motorized mount, EQ Wedge, hand controls.. everything in pics included, plus one power cord and boxes.
Optics Clear and Sharp! ... no scratches, chips , fungus or haze. Works excellent ..
This is not a true go- to telescope.. you align it to two different stars of your choice( like a go- to), then once you've aligned, the Magellan system knows your location in the sky and saves it and then lets you select any of thousands of objects. However, when you select a object, the telescope does not slew to the object.. it instead gives you the Digital coordinates on the hand control and other info, and you then user manually slews to the object.It tells you which way to slew, ect... and shows in real time on the Hand control your progress .. kind of like Digital setting circles, but with a PC to save objects,and info You can also use the scope manually too by relaxing the clutches, and manually slewing to any object of your choice. Also, clock drive works all the time( with power cord on ) to follow sky objects...regardless of if you use the Magellan. EQ wedge adjustable to any latitude.
I have some of the original foam lined boxes.( OTA)
Magellan hand control is missing the plastic 9V battery door, but battery is secured with Velcro.
Sorry, but I must insist on local pickup only on this large item... pickup in Harvest AL( Huntsville AL Area)
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