Used Meade 8" f/10 LX200-GPS w/UHTC and Meade Glass Solar Filter

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  • Regular price $2,969.00



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Condition: This is an 8" f/10 LX200 that is about 17 years old (this is the SCT, not the newer ACF).  It has built-in GPS, UHTC coatings, and comes with a motorized electronic focus system that is controlled from the handset.  It is in excellent condition, especially given its age.  Includes JMI Hard Case, flexible dew shield, 1.25" diagonal, 26mm Plossl, AC adapter, and Meade full aperture glass solar filter. Upgraded to latest Meade Firmware for current GPS compatibility.


We do not have shipping boxes for this item, so this is in-store pickup only.  


NOTE: The LX200 is a heavy instrument best suited to a permanent or portable observatory. We strongly recommend two able-bodied people to assemble these instruments.

  • 8" f/10 2000mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Standard Field Tripod
  • Electronic focusing system
  • Built in GPS
  • Flexible dew shield
  • AutoStar II GOTO system
  • 26mm Plossl
  • 8x50 finderscope
  • 1.25" 90-degree diagonal
  • 1.25" 45-degree diagonal
  • AC Adapter, both wall plug-in 
  • Meade full aperture glass solar filter

This 8" LX200-GPS has 8” diameter f/10 ACF optics (focal length 2000mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Features the advanced LX200 AutoStar II computer system with 145,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability with sub arc-minute pointing accuracy, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.

Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with Meade's level north technology alignment system incorporating a 16 channel GPS receiver. The Autostar II is flash-updatable via free downloads at (optional cable required - which is included). The drive base of the telescope has multiple input and output ports including an RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a (user supplied) CCD Autoguider and illuminated reticle.

Mechanically loaded as well all LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescopes main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.

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 also available). The mount additionally has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis 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 and Meade AutoStar® Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC. Scope weight is 45 pounds with 19 pound tripod.

Does not ship; for in-store purchase only.   

Series LX200 Telescopes
Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
Clear Aperture 8"
Optical Coatings UHTC™
Focal Length 2,000mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.570 arc-seconds
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Mirror Lock Yes
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece(s) 26mm and 9mm Series 4000™ Super Plössls
Focuser Mechanism Motorized Four-Speed Focuser
Diagonal 1.25" diagonal mirror
Hand Controller AutoStar® II
Object Database 145,000 objects
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 1 arc-minute (+/-)
Periodic Error Correction Both Axes
Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) Yes
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 (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply
Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x C cells
GPS Receiver Yes
True Level & North Sensors (LNT) Yes
Time Chip Yes
Electronic Focuser Included
Smart Mount™ Yes
Smart Drive™ Yes
Anti-vibration Pads Included
Wedge Optional
SKU: U2205-TB-0810-60-03-JMI-CASE