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Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC

Item # HN-MEAD353

Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
203mm
Battery
8 X C cell
Battery Life
60 hours
Brand
Meade
Component
, 0.570 arcseconds Resolving Power
Configuration
, UHTC Optical Coating
Eyepiece 1
26mm (77x)
Features
Alt-Az Mount, GoTo, GPS
Finderscope
8x50
Focal Length
2000mm
Focal Ratio
f/10
Highest Useful Magnification
400x
Mount Design
Dual Fork Arm
Object Database
30000 objects
Optical Design
Schmidt-Cassegrain or Advanced Coma Free
Power Source
Battery
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing the Moon
Star Diagonal
1.25 inches
Telescopes Series
Meade LX90 GPS Telescopes
User Level
For the Enthusiast
Warranty
Weight
19 lbs Tripod, 33 lbs Telescope
Weight Complete
53 lbs., 52 lbs.

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  • AudioStar Handbox with audio descriptions
  • GPS sensor automatically sets date, time, and location
  • Locates and tracks over 30,000 objects
  • Available in your choice of SC or ACF optics
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Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (9)
  • Quality lenses (7)
  • Accurate (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    nice rock solid

    By Paul E

    from MINDEN,NV

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC:

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Meade 8" LX90 GPS ACF

    By Terri In Vermont

    from Burlington, Vt

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Goto Feature accurate
    • Optical Quality
    • Quality build

    Cons

    • Guide port after market

    Best Uses

    • Astronomical viewing

    Comments about Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC:

    I am very happy with this purchase. The optical quality seems surperb and the go-to features is more accurate than I expected. Every feature is centered in the finder without any complicated setup. I had an 8" premier from 20 years ago and didn't use it too much due to the setup time and locating DSOs. This scope really allows the user to spend most of the time viewing instead of setting up. Just fantastic!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery of the scope was in an amazing 3 days to Vermont. Packages arrived with no damage to the contents.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great scope

    By Dayle

    from Lincoln Ne.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Lenses
    • Solid
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Not very portable

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Bird Watching

    Comments about Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC:

    A very well built scope, rock solid tripod. This baby is a tank!
    This is my first telescope and I wanted something that I wouldn't out grow. (No chance of that happening) l found it very easy to put together and use.
    Although it will take some time to get to know all the features and all it can do, l am pleased with it. GREAT SCOPE

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Good Telescope

    By Milo

    from Detroit Lakes, MN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC:

      This is the first go-to telescope I have bought. At first it was tricky to get it aligned right but after a few hours of learning and reading the manual I got it perfectly aligned. I recommend training the drive to get more accuracy out of it. After learning how to align it right, it always gets the object into the eyepiece's view. The construction of this telescope is very good. It has a good heavy duty tripod and the mount is very stable as well. The optics are also very good. Looking at Saturn, Jupiter and the orion nebula all were amazing the details were some thing I could not get out of my old telescope. Overall this is an amazing telescope and i would recommend it to anyone.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great product, but still learning

      By Matt

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade 8 Inch LX90 GPS Telescope with UHTC:

        The LX-90 is everything it is advertised to be. Although I'm still learning more about its capabilities (focusing, aligning, etc.), it has provided several nights of great viewing. I'm still not able to see the ice caps on Mars, but believe further practice and better conditions may help me get there. The rings of Saturn are easily visible - although it appears reddish-orange in the scope, my digital camera (simply placed against the eyepiece) was able to capture a very colorful shot of the planet. I look forward to getting a better system in place for astrophotography and realizing the full power of this system.

        It would be great if Meade could change the gearing on the focus mechanism to provide for better sensitivity and more variability. It seems like some items just won't come into focus because the knob moves the lenses too far in a "small" turn.

        All in all, a great product. At 53 lbs, it is about as heavy as one would want for a casual viewing experience. Any heavier and I don't think I would get it out as often.

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