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What Model Meade 8 " is This Scope ?

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#1 mattflastro

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:37 AM

I've had this Meade 8" F/10 SCT scope for many years but am not the first owner .
It is different than any other Meade I've ever seen or owned.
For one thing, the secondary mirror collimation is achieved with only 2 screws at 90 deg instead of the usual 3 .
The baffle tube is removable and collimatable with internal knife edge baffles.
Does anyone recognize the model, type, year, etc , or know any other details about this scope ?

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#2 junomike

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:52 AM

Page 15 of Uncle Rod's Used CAT Buyer's Guide .

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:01 PM

Page 15 of Uncle Rod's Used CAT Buyer's Guide .

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Thanks, Mike

#4 mark379

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

Looks like an early style Meade 2080

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

Yes, this a very early 2080. Probably came on the AC powered fork mount.

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:36 AM

Those were notorious for 1/2 wave optics.






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