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Meade LX200-ACF 16"/406mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

Meade LX200-ACF 16"/406mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

Meade LX200-ACF 16"/406mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

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Meade LX200-ACF 16"/406mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

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  • 4064mm f/10 Catadioptric
  • Motorized Altazimuth Mount
  • Permanent Altazimuth Pier
  • "GO-TO" Capacity

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The most widely used research telescope on earth now comes with the most advanced optical system in space.

Meade now brings to market a sophisticated Catadioptric optical design favored by research facilities worldwide at a price many enthusiasts can afford.

The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive, Smart Mount, AutoStar II and more.  In addition, the LX200 comes with observatory-class optics crafted in Irvine, California, and a Series 5000 26 mm 5-Element Plossl eyepiece.

Advanced f/10 Optics
Advanced catadioptric optics perfect for demanding research and enthusiast imaging
Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings
UHTC increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade's standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter.
Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser
Allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement
Primary Mirror Lock
Locks the mirror in place during long-exposure astrophotography.
Oversize Primary Mirror
Mirror diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 8" LX200 is actually 8.25"). This additional 1/4" yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
Smart Mount
Constantly refines pointing accuracy each time an object is centered and updated. Compatible with both equatorial and altazimuth mounts.
Smart Drive
Provides permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) on both axes by learning and averaging error over the course of one or more training periods, thereby minimizing guiding corrections during long-exposure photographs. PPEC is available on both axes and functions in both polar and altazimuth modes.
Sony GPS Receiver
Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope.
AutoAlign
Telescopes with Meade's new AutoAlign come pre-aligned.They are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two fail-proof alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.
AutoStar II
The AutoStar II controller features "Hot Keys" for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database. AutoStar II can be updated with the latest software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets free at meade.com.
In the Box
Meade LX200-ACF 16"/406mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
  • Series 5000 Plossl 26mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25")
  • #828 Viewfinder 8x50mm Blue Tube with Bracket
  • #929 2" 90-Degree Mirror Diagonal w/ UHTC
  • Autostar #2 Computerized Hand Controller
  • Eyepiece Holder
  • Computerized Altazimuth Fork Mount
  • Permanent Pier for 16" LX200
  • Internal "C" Cell Battery Chamber
  • 1-Year Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    Specifications
    Optical Design Hybrid catadioptric
    Optical Lens Diameter 16" (406 mm)
    Focal Length 160" (4064 mm)
    Focal Ratio ƒ10
    Maximum Useful Magnification 950x
    Resolving Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Mount Type Computerized Altazimuth
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"
    Finderscope 8x50
    Tripod Permanent pier
    Motor Yes
    GO-TO Capability Yes
    PC Compatible Yes
    Power Source AC (Voltage and Frequency not specified by manufacturer)
    Weight 318 lb /144.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0"

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