Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 8" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 8" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 8" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

B&H # MEF8LX210OU MFR # 0810-60-01
Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 8" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

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  • 8" Catadioptric Telescope
  • f/10 Focal Ratio
  • 2000mm Focal Length
  • Aplanatic Advanced Coma-Free Design
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Borosilicate Primary Mirror
  • Primary Mirror Lock
  • Losmandy-Style Dovetail Plate
  • OTA Only - Mount and Tripod Required
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Aperture: 203mm (8"), f/10

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Meade LX200-ACF overview

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Engineered for peak performance, Meade Instruments' LX200-ACF UHTC 8" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope combines multiple technologies to produce distortion-free high-contrast images with true-color rendition across the entire flat field of view with a Dawes' resolution of just 0.57 arcsec. The scope's performance begins with the aplanatic Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system, which produces a flat field of view with reduced astigmatism and zero diffraction. A low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror further reduces distortion due to temperature fluctuation, and the SCHOTT BOROFLOAT glass corrector plate aligns the light waves to correct spherical and chromatic aberrations. Meade then fully multi-coats all optical surfaces with their proprietary Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), which increase light transmission, further improve color fidelity, and boost contrast. For long-exposure astrophotography or long-duration observation sessions, the LX200 boasts a primary mirror lock to completely cancel any residual image shift due to mirror movement.

This version of the LX200 is offered here without any accessories, mount, or tripod for those who have all their gear and just want to upgrade their optical tube assembly (OTA). This OTA weighs in at a respectable, and still portable, 14 pounds by itself, so make sure the mount head and tripod it gets put on can handle it in addition to the weight of any accessories. To ensure a rock-solid connection to your mount, it is outfitted with the larger Losmandy-style dovetail plate.

  • 8" aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 2000mm focal length
  • Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) design permits aplanatic performance, with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism, and zero diffraction spikes
  • Proprietary Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC) on all optical surfaces increase light transmission while improving color rendition and contrast
  • Low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror virtually eliminates distortion due to temperature changes to the mirror
  • SCHOTT BOROFLOAT glass corrector plate
  • Primary mirror lock: Completely cancels any residual image shift due to primary mirror movement during long-exposure astrophotography or observing
  • Resolution (Dawes'): 0.57 arcsec
  • Internal single-speed focusing system
  • Losmandy-style dovetail plate
  • OTA weight: 14 pounds
  • Mount and tripod required
UPC: 709942998054
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Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 8" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Meade LX200-ACF specs

    Optical Design Catadioptric
    Aperture 8.0" / 203mm
    Focal Length 2000mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter N/A
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope None
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Losmandy-style dovetail plate
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 14.0 lb / 6.4 kg
    Packaging Infovvucuuyafddcyqzfafswrdarey
    Package Weight 14.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.5 x 14.5 x 13.2"

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