The Meade LX90ACF 8in Telescope with UHTC 0810-90-03 can do more than track satellites. Meade LX-90 ACF 8" UHTC Telescope talks to them as well. Turn the Meade LX 90 ACF 8 inch Advanced Coma Free Telescope on and the built-in Sony GPS sensor immediately determines your precise date, time and location. Meade AutoAlign then uses this info to align your telescope for a tour of the most spectacular sights in the universe. With all the features of the legendary Meade LX 90 Advanced Coma Free plus the ability to communicate to satellites, the new Meade LX90ACF 8" Telescope w/ UHTC now has it all. When it comes to industry-leading optics, depth of features, and value for your dollar, the Meade LX90 ACF Telescope is the best all-around telescope value you can find. Meade LX90 ACF Telescopes are upgraded versions of older Meade LX90 LNT Telescopes. Meade LX90ACF Astro Telescopes includes GPS Technology.
Meade AudioStar Controller - Meade LX 90 ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescopes include Meade AudioStar Computer Controller. Meade AudioStar Controller helps you quickly find, and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky. Meade Audio Star Computer Controller allows to View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae and comets - all at the push of a button. You don't already know the night sky? Let the preprogrammed Tonight's Best tour in your Meade AudioStar automatically point your Meade Telescope to the best objects in the sky and play detailed audio clips about them. Astronomy has never been so easy and rewarding. Meade AudioStar can be updated after purchase. Log on to www.meade.com to download software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets, satellites and new discoveries - Free! Keep your Meade AudioStar Computer up-to-date, and your Meade LX90 ACF Go To Telescope will grow with you for years to come.
Autoalign - Meade LX 90 Telescopes with Meade Auto Align come pre-aligned. They are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Meade AutoAlign picks two fail-proof 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.
Advanced Coma-Free Design - Meade 's ACF optical design produces coma-free pinpoint star images and a flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories expect, and reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RCs.
Oversized Primary Mirror - Only Meade manufactures their primary mirrors in diameters larger than their listed aperture (e.g. the diameter of Meade 8 in LX90 Telescope 's primary mirror is actually 8.25 in).This additional 1/4 inch yields a wider, fully illuminated field-of-view, and allows you to see the light other telescopes leave behind.
Slew Speed - Meade LX 90 ACF Computerized Telescope slews (moves) from star to star at 7 degrees per second. That is more than twice as fast as the competition. This means that over the course of an evening, Meade LX90ACF Telescope will show you two to three times more objects.
Rigid Cast Aluminum Fork Mount - The Meade LX90ACF OTA Optical Tube Assembly is mounted on two sturdy fork arms giving you a rock solid platform for astrophotography.
Meade LX200 Series Tripod - Meade LX90 ACF Telescopes come standard with the same sturdy field tripod as the Meade LX200ACF Telescopes.
Smart Drive - Meade AudioStar provides Periodic Error Correction PEC(in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training periods your LX90ACF Meade Telescope will minimize guiding corrections during long exposure astro photography.
Smartfinder (Red Dot) & 8 x 50 Viewfinder - Quickly and easily locate and center deep sky objects.
Meade UHTC - included with Meade 8 inch LX90 ACF 0810-90, Meade UHTC Ultra-High Transmission Coatings is a series of exotic optical coatings precisely tuned to optimize the visual, photographic and CCD imaging performance of your Meade LX90ACF Go To Telescope. Image brightness is increased by nearly 15% over standard Meade coatings.