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#1 DonH

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:51 PM

Does anyone know how to tell the age of Meade 8 inch SCT's, or model number?

There are no indications on the scope labels. I have attached two pic of the scope.Attached File  10inchrc112.JPG   205.16KB   2 downloadsAttached File  10inchrc111.JPG   215.13KB   4 downloads



#2 VooDooBlade

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:09 PM

Are there any stickers on the side like UHTC or EMC? That will help, sort of.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:13 PM

The HTC label on the back precludes either EMC or UHTC. That puts it some time before 1992.



#4 Geo.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:08 AM

The serial number on the OTA means it was originally sold on a German mount, probably and LXD500 or 300. These mounts were made Hino Metal Specialites of Tokyo and Lin Optics of Taiwan. This model was sometime called the 203SC. It is a 2080B.



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Guys.  That narrows it down a bit.

 

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:22 PM

There was also the Meade GEM mounted SCT's scopes around 1987.

 

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:25 PM

There's some info out there about the Meade/Mizar mount from the 2080 GEM.  I forgot about the 203SC.








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