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Meade LS 8” ACF f/10 ACF Computerized Telescope 0810-03-10
Meade LS 8” ACF f/10 ACF Computerized Telescope 0810-03-10

Meade is proud to announce the exciting new Meade LS 8” ACF telescopes.

Meade LS 8” ACF™ #0810-03-10

Meade ups the ante with the introduction of an 8” LightSwitch telescope. With 78% more light gathering power than the LS 6”, the LS 8” turns a unique viewing experience into an unsurpassed viewing experience. And still, it’s just as easy as flipping a switch.

LightSwitch Technology

When Meade announced LightSwitch Technology in early 2009, the amateur astronomy game changed. Simply flip a switch and LightSwitch automatically aligns itself in the night sky. Built-in GPS, magnetic north sensors, level sensors and a CCD camera do all the work - within minutes you’re observing!

Astronomer Inside

Let Meade’s Astronomer Inside take you on a multi-media guided tour of the night sky. Choose the Tonight’s Best tour and the Astronomer Inside automatically moves the telescope to the best objects in that night’s sky. At each object, listen as the Astronomer Inside describes in detail, fascinating facts and history. Attach the optional LCD Color video monitor and you now have a dazzling multi-media presentation that integrates rich audio and video. Or select your favorite object and your LS telescope takes you to it and tells you all about it. It’s like having an astronomer at your side!

Meade Optics

Since 1972, Meade has consistently manufactured the finest optics available. Now you have your choice of either Meade’s high-performance 8” Schmidt-Cassegrain (SC) optics, or - for the truly discerning individual who demands the very best - Meade’s 8” Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF) optical system delivering the sharpest, brightest image available. Both systems are made with superior materials featuring Schott® water white glass front correctors, oversized Pyrex® primary mirrors and include Meade’s UHTC™ coatings for optimum light transmission. Either way, you get Meade’s legendary optics.

  LS 6" LS 8"
Product Number SC: 0610-03-12 ACF: 0610-03-10 SC: 0810-03-12 ACF: 0810-03-10
Clear Aperture 6" (152mm) 8" (203.2mm)

Optical Design

Schmidt-Cassegrain or Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
Focal Length 1524mm 2000mm
Focal Ratio f/10 f/10
Telescope Mounting Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm Rigid Cast-Aluminum Single-Arm
Optical Coatings Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit) 0.760 arc seconds 0.570 arc seconds
AutoStar Controller Autostar III
Object Database 100,000 objects
Viewfinder Red-Dot
Eyepiece 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
Diagonal 1.25" diagonal prism 1.25" diagonal prism
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 3-arc min. 3-arc min.
Go-To Pointing Precision (Approx.) 5 arc-min. 5 arc-min.
Slow Motion Controls Electronic Electronic
Slew Speeds

RA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.

Tripod LS Tripod
Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x C cells 8 x C cells
Power 12V DC, 5 amp power supply (optional)
Additional Features LS 6" LS 8"
GPS Receiver Yes Yes
True Level & North Sensors (LNT) Yes Yes
Time Chip Yes Yes
Electronic Focuser Optional Optional
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes Yes
AutoStar Suite Planetarium Software



Astronomer Inside



Eclispe Finder



Materials LS 6" LS 8"
Primary/Secondary Mirror Low expansion borrosilicate glass Low expansion borrosilicate glass
Correcting Plate/Lens

Schott Water-white Glass

Schott Water-white Glass

Optical Tube


Weights and Dimensions LS 6" LS 8"
OTA Dimensions 7" x 14.2"L 9" x 17" L
Telescope Weight 28 lbs. 30 lbs.
Tripod Weight 9 lbs. 9 lbs.
Tripod Dimensions 25.5" to 43.5" variable 25.5" to 43.5" variable


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