Meade LX90 203mm 10 Catadioptric Telescope
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Meade LX90 203mm 10 Catadioptric Telescope

$1,688.00 3 stores
  • Optical Diameter: 8 in. (203 mm)
  • Mount Type: Altazimuth
  • Optical Design: Catadioptric
  • Focal Length: 78.7 in. (2000 mm)
  • Lens Size: 8 in. (203 mm)
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LX90 is a Great Scope ...BUY IT!!

byscurran007 Sep 25, 2004
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Pros Great Optics, Computer and Quality
Cons Could come with a better Diagonal.
Recommended it? Yes

What an amazing scope! I love the optics and the Autostar computer. The learning curve is not too bad...I never had a SCT computerized scope before, but I learned within a few sessions and have been enjoying myself ever since.
I that kept the scope in Alt/AZ mode and have still not some... Read full review »


Great optics, highly portable GoTo telescope

bygjb49 Jul 22, 2004
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Pros Quality optics, Easy to set up GoTo function is essential
Cons GoTo only works if properly aligned, which can be a problem.
Recommended it? Yes

This is my 4th telescope.

My first telescope was a 1984 Celestron Super C8 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain. That was a great first scope, highly portable. It did have some deficiencies - hard to handle tripod, difficult to polar align. After about 6 years, I came down with "Twoinchitis" - I needed... Read full review »


Meade's "Forgotten" 8 in. GoTo SCT

byrbemerson Nov 4, 2003
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent optics and mount, Autostar controller
Cons Poor customer support
Recommended it? Yes

In all of the hype about GPS-capable mounts, Meade's LX-90 seems to have been left behind by its glitzier SCT relatives. For most observers this telescope offers impressive capabilities at a reasonable price. What it does well is point in the right direction, gather light well, and let the observer... Read full review »

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Meade 8 Inch LX90-SC f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope Multicolor - 0810-90-05.

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Shop for Telescopes from! The 8 LX90-SC has an 8 diameter f/10 Schmidt- Cassegrain optical system (focal length 2000mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Electronics include the advanced Meade AudioStar computer system with over 30 000 object library multiple guided tours High Precision Pointing capability and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16 channel genuine Sony GPS receiver. The AudioStar is flash-updatable via free downloads at (optional cable required). All LX90 models feature the solid and stable LX90 aluminum double fork mount with fast slew speed adjustable from 1 to 7 degrees per second. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount also has mechanical locks in both axis allowing adjustment even without power. The LX90 comes fully equipped with a heavy duty height adjustable Meade Field Tripod 1.25 diagonal prism Series 4000 26mm 5-Element Plossl eyepiece Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC and an 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket. Scope weight is 33 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

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