Meade 8” SC Optical tube with extras included!
A fantastic find in excellent condition
It doesn’t get better Than this.
This Meade Instruments 8" SC Schmidt-Cassegrain model includes the Meade 8" (203mm) f/10 optical tube with industry leading Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) achieving 15% better light transmission than standard coatings, thermally stable oversized primary mirror, and water-white glass corrector plate unlike the inferior plate glass used by some other telescope manufacturers. The result is a spectacular viewing experience not available on competitors' SC telescopes.
Notes: Optics are clean, mint condition are the cosmetics of the optical tube.
This series of SCT is renowned for it’s high optical quality.
*Oversize Primary mirror
*Corrector plate is glass from SCHOTT Optical Germany.
* Visual back 1.25” (for using 1.25” accessories)
*8 x 50 finder straight through
*Meade 32mm Plossl 1.25”, Meade 9.7mm series 4000 plossl 1.25” ,
*80 a colour filter 1.25”, 21 Orange filter 1.25” - for visual observation of the planets or may be used photographically.
*Variable Tele-extender for photography (just add an optional t ring for your SLR camera) and take incredible images of Jupiter, Saturn, The Moon, and other planets.
*dovetail receptacle for 8 x 50 finderscope
*Metal Dust Cover
*Dovetail fits Vixen style mounts. (Industry standard)
While we prefer curbside pickup at our retail store for this item, it can also be shipped for a packaging fee of $45 in addiition to regular freight /shipping costs.
in order to ensure the product arrives safely, we will carefully package it .
|Clear Aperture||8 inches|
|Telescope Mounting||Vixen Dovetail|
|Optical Coatings||Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)|
|Resolving Power (Dawes Limit)||0.570 arcseconds|
|Secondary Obstruction (%)||13.65|
|Primary and Secondary Mirror||Low-expansion borosilicate glass|
Aspheric high-spectral transmission Borofloat glass from Shott AG Germany
|Weights and Dimensions|
|OTA Weight||14.1 lbs.|
|OTA Only Dimensions||9 inch diameter x 17 inches|