Does anyone know how to tell the age of Meade 8 inch SCT's, or model number?
Meade 8" SCT
Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:09 PM
Are there any stickers on the side like UHTC or EMC? That will help, sort of.
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.
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.
Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:22 PM
There was also the Meade GEM mounted SCT's scopes around 1987.
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.