Meade LX200 GPS 8” UHTC telescope. Works perfectly and the optics are just incredible! Is a goto mount, meaning once you align the position, just pick the planet, star or nebula target and the telescope automatically points (goes) there! One of the easiest and most satisfying telescopes to use.
Includes the following extras:
Standard field tripod
Base with wheels and platform
Hand controller cover
12v car AC adapter
2” diagonal mirror
Original storage box
Software patched with latest Meade and autostar updates
Note: Does not include eyepieces, but I can recommend some low cost options that will work perfectly.
More about the scope:
The LX200 GPS 8" UHTC ultra high transmission coatings Telescope features a 8" aperture, 2000mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with a resolving power of 0.456 arc-seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a 2” Diagonal Mirror, and Standard Field Tripod. Total Weight: 54 lbs (including Tripod Weight, 19 lbs).
The LX200 GPS includes the AutoStar II computer system with 145,000 object-library, multiple guided tours.
Star alignment is super easy with built in auto level and compass and 16-channel GPS receiver. Drive base of the telescope has multiple input/output ports including (RS-232 PC interface) and can be used for accessories such as a CCD Autoguider, or wireless module for integrated sky safari point and go integration.
LX200 also features a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long-exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescopes main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.
The LX200 GPS has a DC-servo driven, super heavy-duty dual-fork mount, fast slew speeds from 1 to 8-degrees per second, and can be user selected at 0.1-degree per second increments, while fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. Mount and electronics can be internally powered by 8 C-cell batteries (around 20 hours) or 12v car adapter.
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