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TRANSPORTABILITY OF TELESCOPES

If you intend to use your telescope at home, the ability to easily transport the telescope outside is crucial. If it is too big and heavy, it will not be used. The overall weight of a telescope and its mount is very important to most viewers for this reason. Apartment dwellers, as an example, don’t care for telescopes so heavy they have to be transported in sections to where they are used. Many ingenious products have been developed to help get around this. Some people use dollies or rolling tables to move their telescopes outdoors. JMI makes a wonderful product called “Wheeley Bars”, which fit under the tripod and look a little like a piano mover. With such a product, even a big, heavy, telescope can be rolled outside to view.

But most people live in a city these days, and the night skies in a city just aren’t as dark as that distant country site. So, every now and then, people want to take their scopes out to the national park, desert, or distant mountain to use them under darker skies. Everything has to fit in the car along with all the other equipment going along for the ride (let’s not forget other passengers). So transportability is a very important factor when buying a telescope of any kind. This goes a long way toward explaining the popularity of the catadioptric scopes, especially the Schmidt-Cassegrains.

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Meade 16 inch LX200ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope
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Manuf. No. Meade 1610-60-02

Meade 1610-60-02 Telescope, 16 inch LX200ACF Advanced Coma Free, 16.0/406mm Catadioptric Telescope
 
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Meade ETX-90 AT Catadioptric Telescope 90mm f/13.8 Maksutov-Cassegrain w/26mm & 9.7mm Plossl, tripod, UHTC coatings, case
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Manuf. No. Meade 3514-04-20

Meade 3514-04-20 Telescope, ETX-90 AT Catadioptric, 90mm f/13.8 Maksutov-Cassegrain w/26 & 9.7mm Plossl, tripod, UHTC coatings, case
 
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Meade ETX-90 AT Catadioptric Telescope 90mm f/13.8 Maksutov-Cassegrain w/26mm Plossl, tripod, UHTC coatings
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Manuf. No. Meade 3514-04-15

Meade 3415-04-15 Telescope, ETX-90 AT Catadioptric, 90mm f/13.8 Maksutov-Cassegrain w/26mm Plossl, tripod, UHTC coatings
 
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Meade 14 inch LX200-ACF (f/10) Telescope without Tripod
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Item No. 112-20056
Manuf. No. Meade 1410-60-03N

Meade 1410-60-03N Telescope, 14 inch LX200-ACF (f/10), No Tripod
 
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Meade LT 8 inch SC (f/10) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/UHTC
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Item No. 112-20810
Manuf. No. Meade 0810-04-12

Meade 0810-04-12 LT-8 is the ideal telescope for any astronomer who demands superior optics, mechanics and computer control in a compact high-performance package.
 
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Meade LT 8 inch ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope w/UHTC
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Item No. 112-20800
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Meade 0810-04-10 Telescope LT-8s are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box.
 
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Meade Telescopes LS 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain with UHTC
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Item No. 112-20710
Manuf. No. Meade 0810-03-12

Meade 0810-03-12 Telescopes Built-in GPS, magnetic north sensors, level sensors and a CCD camera do all the work - within minutes you're observing
 
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Meade Telescopes LS 8 inch Advanced Coma-Free with UHTC
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Item No. 112-20700
Manuf. No. Meade 0810-03-10

Meade 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
 
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Meade LT-6SC 6 inch go-to altazimuth Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope, with UHTC multicoated optics
Meade LT-6SC 6 inch go-to altazimuth Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope, with UHTC multicoated optics
Item No. 112-20610
Manuf. No. Meade 0610-04-12

Meade 0610-04-12 Telescope. The simple tripod/altazimuth mount configuration of the LT-6SC makes setup fast and easy. The rapid alignment features of the AudioStar computer
 
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Meade LT-6ACF 6 inch go-to altazimuth Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) Telescope, with UHTC multicoated optics
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Item No. 112-20600
Manuf. No. Meade 0610-04-10

Meade 0610-04-10 Telescope. The scope's standard equipment AutoStar computer is amazingly simple to set up and operate.
 
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Meade LS LightSwitch 6 inch Go-to Schmidt Cassegrain altazimuth Telescope, UHTC multicoatings, automatic sky alignment, and built-in color CCD camera
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Item No. 112-20510
Manuf. No. Meade 0610-03-12

Meade 0610-03-12 LS LightSwitch 6 inch Go-to Schmidt Cassegrain altazimuth Telescope, UHTC multicoatings, automatic sky alignment, and built-in color CCD camera
 
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Meade LX90-SC 12 inch Go-to altazimuth Schmidt-Cassegrain, with UHTC multicoatings and GPS
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Manuf. No. Meade 1210-90-05

Meade 1210-90-05, 12" LX90-SC is a very large aperture telescope. It is a great choice for both the serious amateur astronomer and the school or college observatory.
 
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Manuf. No. Meade 1010-90-05

Meade LX90-SC 10 inch Go-to altazimuth Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. It includes a GPS receiver and an AudioStar computer that takes the guesswork out of finding your way around the skies.
 
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Manuf. No. Meade 0810-90-05

Meade 0810-90-05 Telescope 8"LX90-SC provides the backyard astronomer with a big feature-filled scope at a very attractive price
 
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Meade Telescope LX90-ACF 12 inch go-to altazimuth, w/ Advanced Coma-Free UHTC optics, GPS, and Level North Technology
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Manuf. No. Meade 1210-90-03

Meade 1210-90-03, LX90-ACF 12 inch Telescope go-to altazimuth, with Advanced Coma-Free UHTC optics, GPS, and Level North Technology
 
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