Used Meade 8" LX200 f/6.3 EMC

SKU: U2210-DLW-0810-60-03

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  • $899.00
  • Regular price $1,599.00

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Not Returnable Please note that used items are not returnable.

This is a used Meade 8" LX200 f/6.3.  Note the f/6.3 focal ratio - this scope has a focal length of just 1280mm.  It is an older model, approximately 25 years old, but is in excellent condition.  The age of the scope is reflected in the price, but we have tested the handset and motors, and it does work.  

We are including a large number of items with this scope that ordinarily did not come with the scope, so that it can be used immediately.  This is a fully loaded scope!  Here is the full list of accessories:  

  • Meade 8x50 Finder Scope
  • Telrad
  • Meade Classic v3.21 hand controller
  • Meade AC adapter
  • Meade 12V cigarette adapter
  • Meade LX200 fitted hard case
  • Meade 1.25" Diagonal Prism
  • Meade 2" Diagonal Mirror
  • Meade 4000 Super Plossl 40mm
  • Meade 4000 Super Plossl 26mm
  • Meade 4000 Super Plossl 12.4mm
  • A hard-sided, foam-lined, plastic eyepiece case
  • JMI 2" Motofocus w/1.25" adapter
  • The original Meade manual

We only have the hard case for the OTA, so this item cannot be shipped.  It is available for in-store pickup only.  

  • 8" f/6.3 - 1280mm focal length
  • Standard Field Tripod
  • GOTO system

This 8" LX200 GPS has 8” diameter f/6.3 optics (focal length 1280mm).  

All LX200 GPS models feature the DC-servo driven super heavy duty double fork mount, the strongest and most rigid mount in its class. Fast slew speeds are from 1 to 8 degrees per second, and can be user selected at .1 degree per second increments, while fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter included). The mount additionally has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axes if for some reason you found yourself without power.

The LX200 GPS comes fully equipped with a heavy duty height adjustable Meade Field Tripod, 1.25" diagonal mirror, Series 4000 26mm Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket.  Scope weight is 45 pounds with 19 pound tripod.

Series LX200 Telescopes
Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
Clear Aperture 8"
Focal Length 1280mm
Focal Ratio f/6.3
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.570 arc-seconds
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepieces 40, 26, 12.4mm Series 4000™ Super Plössls
Focuser Mechanism JMI 2" Motofocus with 1.25" adapter
Diagonal Both 2" and 1.25" diagonal mirrors
Hand Controller Yes
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 1 arc-minute (+/-)
Slow Motion Controls Mechanical & Electronic
Slew Speeds RA and Dec: 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 2°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments.
Tracking Rates Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
Control Panel 12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 2x computer connection ports (RS232), 1 Aux guide port
Tripod Standard Field Tripod
Power Source Included 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply
Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x C cells
Electronic Focuser Included