Meade LS6 Inch Schmidt Cassegrain LightSwitch Telescope ACF 0610-03-10


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Meade LS 6" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope Product Info

Meade LS 6" SC LightSwitch telescope. This award-winning 6" f/10 (1524mm focal length) powerhouse telescope is feature packed and portable. Includes genuine Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain optics with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for great image sharpness and contrast. Meade's patented automatic self alignment system aligns with just one touch of the power switch. Just flip the switch and walk away. It aligns itself. It is that simple.


  • LightSwitch Technology
    The LS knows where it is in time and space even if you don't. Just flip the switch and be ready to explore the cosmos. Innovative technology is applied to make using the LS simple, easy and fun.

  • ECLIPS Module
    The ECLIPS color CCD camera (640x480 resolution) lets you capture images of your favorite celestial wonders and display them in real time on an external (user supplied) monitor or store them on a (user supplied) SD card so you can do CCD imaging your very first night out.

  • AutoStar III
    The included AutoStar III GOTO keypad computer has an over 100,000 object library and guided tour functions.


Optical Design:

Clear Aperture:
6" (152mm)

Focal Length, Focal Ratio:
1524mm, f/10

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC):

Optical Tube Dimensions (diameter x length):
7" x 14.2"

Red dot

Telescope Mounting:
Aluminum, single arm alt-azimuth

GoTo Pointing Precision (approx.):
5-arc mins.

Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode:
3-arc mins.

Slow-Motion Controls:
Electric, RA and Dec.

AutoStar III Hand Controller:
Toshiba microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit

Batteries (user-supplied):
8 x C-cells

Battery Life (approx.):
3 to 5 hours

Onboard Celestial Object Database:
Over 100,000 objects

Slew Speeds:
RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5'/sec., 3??/sec., 6.5'/sec.

Tracking Rates:
Sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected

Tube Body:

Mount Castings:

Primary, Secondary Mirrors:
Pyrex glass

Correcting Plate/Lens:
Schott clear water white glass

Telescope Weight:
28 lbs

Tripod Weight:
9 lbs

Field Tripod Height:
25.5" to 43.5" variable

OTA Master Carton (Size / Weight):
21" x 14.5" x 30" / 43 lbs.

Tripod Master Carton (Size / Weight):
29.1" x 10.6" x 10.6" / 12 lbs.

Package Contents:

  • Meade LS 6" Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope

  • Model: LYN/TS083LYN/TS083
  • Stock Level: Low Stock
  • Manufactured by: Meade
  • Category: LS Series

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