Meade LXD55 SC-8


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Brand and Model:Meade LXD55 SC-8
Price ($USD):$1195.00
Type:Schmidt-Cassegrain
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Aperture:2003mm *8")
f Ratio:f/10
Focal Length:2000mm
Finder:6x30
Electric Power:8D/12vDC/115vAC
Mount:German Equatorial
Tripod:Adjustable Aluminum
Weight (lbs):
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:"All the optical performance of Meade 8" LX200GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain, mounted on the all-new Autostar-controlled, LXD55 German-type equatorial mounting."

Notwithstanding its moderate pricing level, the LX10 includes the exact same 8" optics as provided with more expensive Meade 8" LX200GPS. Every statement in this website pertaining to 8" LX200GPS optical performance applies equally as well to the 8" Model SC-8.


Meade LXD55-Series telescopes provide a new level of sophistication and precision at a moderate price. Six models of the series, including Schmidt-Newtonians and achromatic refractors, include the exclusive Meade LXD55 equatorial mount with Autostar control system.


Meade's LXD55 SC-8 Page
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Meade LXD55 SC-8
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Overall Rating: 6
Optics:7 Mount:4 Ease of Use:5 Value:7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.163.204)
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Meade LXD55 SC-8
I purchased my SC-8 in May 2003 and after several trial runs with setup, alignment, and viewing, I am extremely satisfied with this scope. I have never owned a scope previously, only binos were used. I so far have not had any of the gear problems I have read on other websites, and it almost always goes to where I direct it to go. When it doesn't, I usually figure it's operator error. I hope this helps.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Mount:7 Ease of Use:8 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.2.192)
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Meade LXD55 SC-8
Good optics and mount but difficult to set up and with an annoying handbook for reference. Once you get used to it the equipment is a joy to use with objects appearing in the middle of the view as if by magic when you press the relevant buttons. Highly recommended!

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Mount:9 Ease of Use:5 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.237.232)
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