Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

BH #MEF14LX210OU • MFR #1410-60-01
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Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)
Key Features
  • 14" Catadioptric Telescope
  • f/10 Focal Ratio
  • 3556mm Focal Length
  • Aplanatic Advanced Coma-Free Design
Engineered for peak performance and copious light-gathering ability, Meade Instruments' LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope combines an oversized primary mirror with multiple technologies to produce distortion-free high-contrast images with true-color rendition across the entire flat field of view with an impressive Dawes' resolution of just 0.326 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.
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$4,949.00

Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade LX200-ACF Overview

Engineered for peak performance and copious light-gathering ability, Meade Instruments' LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope combines an oversized primary mirror with multiple technologies to produce distortion-free high-contrast images with true-color rendition across the entire flat field of view with an impressive Dawes' resolution of just 0.326 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 large OTA weighs in at a hefty 35 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.

Optics

  • Large 14" aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • Long 3556mm 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 the primary mirror movement during long-exposure astrophotography or observing
  • Resolution (Dawes'): 0.326 arcsec
  • Internal focusing mechanism

Mounting

  • Losmandy-style dovetail plate
  • OTA weight: 35 pounds
  • Mount and tripod required
UPC: 709942998085

Meade LX200-ACF Specs

Optical DesignCatadioptric
Aperture14.0" / 356mm
Focal Length3556mm
Focal Ratiof/10
Eyepiece Barrel DiameterN/A
DiagonalNone
FinderscopeNone
TripodNone
Mount TypeLosmandy-style dovetail plate
Power SourceNone
Optical Tube DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
Weight57.0 lb / 25.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight77.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)38.6 x 24.3 x 23.5"
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