The new Meade LT8 SC telescope is a a fully featured, computer controlled telescope with SC optics. Meade's legendary optics, along with precision worm gear drives, sturdy diecast aluminum mount and robust steel tripod make this the ultimate platform for high resolution visual observation and imaging. Simply put the Meade LT8 is the ideal telescope for any astronomer who demands superior optics, mechanics and computer control in a compact, high-performance package.
Legendary Meade Optics
The heart of any telescope is in its optics. Meade Instruments offers you the 8" SC optical system.
Meade AutoStar Computer Controller
After a quick and easy alignment, the AutoStar Computer Controller guides the telescope to any of the over 30,000 objects in its comprehensive library automatically. Don't know what to see? Simply choose the "Tonight's Best" tour and AutoStar will show you the evening's finest objects. Planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, double and variable stars, asteroids, comets, Earth satellites, the International Space Station and more are all included in the 30,000 plus object database. AutoStar is updatable with downloads from the Meade website.
Meade Precision Construction
A rigid die-cast aluminum mount supports the optical tube in all sky orientations. Precision worm gears in both axes produces smooth sidereal tracking of objects in the night sky. The stable, fully adjustable steel tripod delivers the rigidity required in any sensitive field application.
The Meade LT8's are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Just find level and North and Easy Align picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder. Just center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the Universe are at your fingertips.
The Meade LT8 delivers an astounding level of optical, mechanical and computer performance in a telescope.