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Meade 16″ f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock and Tripod

2,389,830.51 (Excluding Taxes)

  • 16″ f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics – 3251mm focal length
  • StarLock automatic guider and AutoStar II GOTO system included
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Internal Crayford style focuser with 7:1 reduction and zero image shift
  • Includes 2″ 28mm PWA eyepiece, 2″ Series 5000 diagonal mirror, 8×50 finderscope, Super Giant field tripod, AC adapter, and DC cable

Available on backorder

Description

With Super Giant Field Tripod. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge when using large image sensors and extreme wide-angle eyepieces. Includes the patented Starlock auto-guiding system for automatic full-time guiding with one arc-second precision under good seeing conditions, zero image-shift focuser, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 14,000 object library, and much more.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

With fast f/8 ACF optics 3251mm focal length) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero-image shift when focusing eliminating the need for re-centering your object and includes an internal Crayford-style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

Has a dual fork mount and features 11″ main gears and boasts pointing accuracy of one arc-minute or better in High Precision Mode. This rock solid platform is sure to exceed the need for the most demanding applications.

The included Super Giant Field Tripod ensures a research grade foundation for this largest of the LX600 models and is remarkably transportable for an instrument of its size and specifications.

Includes StarLock — the advanced technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.

The 16″ LX600 Advanced Coma-Free comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 14,000 object library, Meade 2″ Series 5000 diagonal with enhanced 99% reflectivity, Meade 2″ PWA 28mm eyepiece, and 8×50 viewfinder with quick release bracket, and both an AC adapter and a DC power cord.

Power panel includes the following ports: 12V input, 12V output, illuminated reticle, handbox, RS-232 x1, StarLock, Aux, and Focuser.

Warranty:

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

Warning:

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

Specifications

  • Best for viewing: Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging: Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • Astro-imaging capability: Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • User level: Advanced
  • Optical design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical diameter: 406mm
  • Focal length: 3251mm
  • Focal ratio: f/8.0
  • Finder scope magnification: 8x
  • Finder scope lens diameter: 50mm
  • Magnification with included eyepieces: 116x
  • Resolving power: 115.80arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification: 58x
  • Highest useful magnification: 300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification: 812x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude: 15.7
  • Optical quality: Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope: 8×50
  • Focuser: Internal
  • Diagonal degrees: 2″ 90° Mirror Star
  • Mount type: Altazimuth
  • Computerized compatibility: Go-To included
  • Number of objects in database: 145,000
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds: Up to 8 degrees/sec
  • Motor type: DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement: 12-volt DC – 5A (tip positive)
  • PEC: Yes
  • GPS: Included
  • Backlash compensation: Yes
  • Setting circles: Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports: RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Tube material: Aluminum
  • Tripod material: Aluminum & Steel
  • Weight, optical tube318.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod81.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled399.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories: Series 5000 PWA 28mm eyepiece, AutoStar II hand controller, AC adapter and DC power cable
  • Other features: Internal zero-shift Crayford style focuser, Starlock automatic guider, LightSwitch style automatic alignment
  • Warranty: Two year
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