Meade LT Series

Meade LT Series Telescope

The LT series whilst aimed at the lower end of the market doesn't hold back on features and sports the usual Meade quality build. Boasting both Schmidt-Cassegrain and Advanced Coma-Free optics the LT range use the AutoStar III controller to help you find those elusive nightsky objects. Its aluminium mount supports the telescope and the worm gears provide smooth tracking of objects.

The AutoStar contains 30,000 objects for you to select in its library and can be updated online. Overall the LT Series offers the amateur astronomer on a budget great value for money with the 6 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain model sporting a $999 price tag.

  • Details
  • Specs
  • Reviews
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain and Advanced Coma-Free optics
  • AutoStar III
  • 6 and 8 inch aperture options
Specifications LT-6 ACF LT-8 ACF LT-6 Schmidt-Cassegrain LT-8 Schmidt-Cassegrain
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free Advanced Coma-Free Schmidt-Cassegrain Schmidt-Cassegrain
Clear Aperture 6" (152mm) 8" (203.2mm) 6" (152mm) 8" (203.2mm)
Focal Length Focal Ratio 1524mm, f/10 2034mm, f/10 1524mm, f/10 2034mm, f/10
Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length) 7" x 14.2" 9" x 17" 7" x 14.2" 9" x 17"
Viewfinder Red Dot Red Dot Red Dot
Telescope Mounting Aluminum, single arm alt-azimuth Aluminum, single arm alt-azimuth Aluminum, single arm alt-azimuth Aluminum, single arm alt-azimuth
GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.) 5-arc mins. 5-arc mins. 5-arc mins. 5-arc mins.
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode 3-arc mins. 3-arc mins. 3-arc mins. 3-arc mins.
Slow-Motion Controls Electric, RA and Dec Electric, RA and Dec Electric, RA and Dec Electric, RA and Dec
Batteries (user-supplied) 8 x C-cells 8 x C-cells 8 x C-cells 8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.) 20 hours 20 hours 20 hours 20 hours
Slew Speeds: RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
Primary, Secondary Mirrors Pyrex® glass Pyrex® glass Pyrex® glass
Correcting Plate/Lens Clear water white glass Clear water white glass Clear water white glass Clear water white glass
Telescope Weight 30 lbs. 30 lbs. 28 lbs. 30 lbs.
Tripod Weight 9 lbs. 9 lbs. 9 lbs. 9 lbs.
Field Tripod Height all models: 25.5" to 43.5" variable 25.5" to 43.5" variable 25.5" to 43.5" variable 25.5" to 43.5" variable
Price $1099 $1599 $999 $1399
 

Meade LT 6 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain customer review at Amazon.

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4 out of 5 rating for the Meade LT 6 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain at Optics Planet

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