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Meade LX50

 

Meade 8 inch LX50 Schmidt-Cassegrain (Not Currently Used in Observatory)

(Paramount ME Robotic Mount currently used for RCOS 14.5 Telescope)

    Meade 8 inch LX50 Schmidt-Cassegrain

      Meade Instruments Corporation
      http://www.meade.com/
      6001 Oak Canyon
      Irvine, CA 92618
      USA
      Telephone: 1 (949) 451-1450
      Fax: 1 (949) 451-1460

OTA (Optical Tube Assembly)
  1. Weight: 10 pounds.
  2. Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube assembly with EMC super multi-coatings (D=203mm, F=2000mm, f/10)
  3. 6 x 30mm viewfinder
  4. MA25mm multi-coated eyepiece
  5. Eyepiece-holder and diagonal prism (1.25")

Fork Mount (Not Currently Used in Observatory)

  1. Heavy-duty LX200-type fork mount with 4"-dia. sealed polar ball bearing
  2. 5.75" LX worm gear and quartz-microprocessor-controlled DC servo-motor in RA
  3. Tangent arm and DC servo motor control system in Dec
  4. Multi-function control panel
  5. Manual and electric slow-motion controls and setting circles in both axes
  6. Keypad hand controller
  7. 4-speed drive controls on both axes
  8. Battery compartment accepting six (user-supplied) AA-size batteries
  9. 25 ft. power cord for telescope operation from 12v. auto cigarette lighter plug
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