Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope with Go-To Mount

Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope with Go-To Mount

Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope with Go-To Mount

B&H # MELX200AC14Q MFR # 1410-60-03N
Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope with Go-To Mount

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  • 14" Catadioptric Telescope
  • 3556mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Aplanatic Advanced Coma-Free Design
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Motorized Dual-Fork Mount
  • AutoStar II System with GPS Receiver
  • 145,000 Object Database
  • 1.25" 26mm Eyepiece and 90° Prism
  • 8x50 Viewfinder
  • OTA and Mount - Tripod Required
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  • 1Description

The LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope from Meade brings to market a sophisticated catadioptric optical design favored by research facilities worldwide.  Most professional applications are either this style of telescope or gargantuan apochromatic refractors.  Meade's 14" LX200-ACF with UHTC multicoatings is a serious deep space instrument, with more than 3x the light gathering of common 8" catadioptrics.  In order to truly take advantage of its outrageous capacity, it requires either the blessing of night skies unpolluted by artificial light or a pair of dedicated observers willing to move this large and heavy scope to where such darkness exists.

Although this premium 14" catadioptric scope's robust twin-fork altazimuth mount is meant for delightful observing first and foremost, it is easily adapted to extended astrophotography by using either Meade's Deep Sky Imager (which eliminates field rotation via software), Field De-Rotator, or #07008 Equatorial Wedge.  Power is supplied by 8 "C" batteries, but via optional accessories you can also adapt to an AC wall unit or a vehicle's cigarette lighter (which can operate in the field off of a Celestron Power Tank).

For 2009, Meade has refined the delivery of the LX200-ACF models to meet the demands of the marketplace.  They now no longer includes the #07080 electric focuser as standard equipment, and use a Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepiece instead of the Series 5000 version.

Advanced f/10.0 Optics
Advanced catadioptric optics perfect for demanding research and enthusiast imaging; renderings of stars remain tight circles from center to edge of field.
GPS Receiver Sensor
The LX200 features a Sony GPS receiver sensor, which automatically inputs ultra-exact time, date & location values to help quickly align the telescope with remarkable (~1 arc minute) precision.
Smart Mount & Smart Drive Technology
By constantly refining the pointing accuracy each time an object is centered and updated, Meade's Smart Mount & Smart Drive technologies provide permanent periodic error corrections (PPEC) on both axes by learning and averaging errors over the course of one or more training periods, to minimize guiding corrections during long-exposure astrophotography.
Primary Mirror Lock
The LX200's primary mirror can be locked in place to benefit long-exposure astrophotography as well as focus retention while slewing.
UHTC Ultra High Transmission Coatings
UHTC Ultra High Transmission Coatings (employed upon all optical surfaces) yield a 20% decrease in light loss and dramatically-enhanced detail of deep space objects.
Extensive Imaging Capacity
Make shorter exposures immediately with a digiscoping adapter, SLR adapter, or piggyback camera adapter.  Longer professional exposures can be achieved with the #1220 Field De-Rotator, Wedge, or any of Meade's Deep Sky Imagers which feature field de-rotation software.
3 Power Options
Use 8 "C" batteries right out of the box, or instead adapt to AC power with the #07584 AC Adapter or to a vehicle's cigarette lighter port (or a Celestron Power Tank's port) with the #07043 DC Power Cord with Cigarette Lighter Adapter.
UPC: 709942500936
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Meade LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope with Go-To Mount
  • LX200-ACF UHTC 14" f/10 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • #828 8x50 Rear-Focus Viewfinder (Blue)
  • Eyepiece Holder (aka Visual Back) - for 1.25" Acc. on 2"-18 Rear Cell
  • #918A 90-Degree Prism Diagonal (1.25")
  • AutoStar II Computerized Hand Controller
  • Autostar Suite Software
  • Computerized Altazimuth Fork Mount
  • Internal "C" Cell Battery Chamber
  • 1-Year Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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    • 1Description
    Optical Design Hybrid catadioptric
    Optical Lens Diameter 14.0" (356mm)
    Focal Length 3556mm
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Maximum Useful Magnification 700x
    Resolving Power 0.32
    Optical Tube Dimensions 15.8 x 31.0" / 40.1 x 78.7cm - WxL
    Mount Type Altazimuth
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"-18 (1.25" reducing adapter included)
    Finderscope 8x50 Straight
    Tripod None
    Motor Yes
    GO-TO Capability Yes
    PC Compatible Yes
    Power Source 8 1.5-volt "C" batteries
    Optional #547 AC adapter
    Optional #607 Cigarette plug adapter
    Weight 166.0 lbs / 75.36kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 160.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 52.5 x 32.5 x 23.5"

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