Easy Just got bigger
The most sophisticated, easiest-to-use telescope anywhere is now available in an 8" aperture. The LS-8 - only from Meade
Meade ups the ante with the introduction of an 8 inch LightSwitch telescope. With 78% more light gathering power than the LS-6, the LS-8 turns a unique viewing experience into an unsurpassed viewing experience. And still, it's just as easy as flipping a switch.
When Meade announced LightSwitch Technology in 2009, the amateur astronomy game changed. Simply flip a switch and LightSwitch automatically aligns itself in the night sky. Built-in GPS, magnetic north sensors, level sensors and a CCD camera does all the work - within minutes your observing!
Let Meade's Astronomer Inside take you on a multi-media guided tour of the night sky. Choose the Tonight's Best tour and the Astronomer Inside automatically moves the telescope to the best objects in that night's sky. At each object, listen as the Astronomer Inside describes in detai, fascinating facts and history. Attach the optional video monitor and you now have a dazzling multi-media presentation that integrates rich audio and video. Or select your favorite object and your LS telescope takes you to it and tells you all about it. It's like having an astronomer at your side!
Since 1972, Meade has consistently manufactured the finest opitcs available. Now you have your choice of either Meade's high-performance Schmidt-Cassegrain (SC) optics, or for the truly discerning individual who demands the very best - Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system delivering the sharpest, brightest image available. Both systems are made with superior materials featuring Schott water white glass front correctors, oversized Pyrex primary mirrors and include Mead's UHTC coatings for optimum light transmission. Either way, you get Meade's legendary optics.
Supplier SKU 0810-03-12 LS 8 SC (f/10) Schmidt-Cassegain w/UHTC
Supplier SKU 0810-03-10 LS 8 ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free w/UHTC
Dimensions & Specifications
ACF Advanced Coma Free Optics
8 C Batteries
Objective Lens Size Code
Advanced Coma Free
For the Enthusiast
1.25 diagonal prism
Meade ETX-LS LightSwitch Telescopes
For the Enthusiast
30 lbs. Telescope
9 lbs. Tripod
UHTC Optical Coating
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1-year limited manufacturer's warranty
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