Meade LX200-ACF 10"/254mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

Meade LX200 10" ACF Telescope Kit with Carrying Case

Meade LX200 10" ACF Telescope Kit with Carrying Case

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Meade Meade LX200 10" ACF Telescope Kit with Carrying Case

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Meade LX200-ACF 10"/254mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit JMI Telescopes CASELX10 Telescope Carrying Case Meade Meade LX200 10" ACF Telescope Kit with Carrying Case

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Product Highlights

  • 10" / 254mm Aperture
  • 2500mm f/10 ACF Optical System
  • Ultra High-Transmission Coated Lenses
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • Motorized Altazimuth Mount
  • Standard Field Tripod
  • ABS Plastic Carrying Case
  • Die-Cut Foam Inserts
  • Steel Hinges with Four Locking Latches
  • Built-In Wheels/Steel-Fastened Handles
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  • 1Description

The Meade LX200 10" ACF Telescope with Carrying Case is a two-piece B&H Kit including the 10" configuration of Meade's LX200 ACF catadioptric telescope and a hard shell carrying case from JMI Telescopes. The molded ABS plastic carrying case has die-cut foam lining and compartments to accommodate the LX200 optical tube, eyepiece, finderscope and accessories. Four locking latches, three steel-reinforced carrying handles, and two built-in wheels equip the carrying case with the user-friendly features needed to safely and efficiently transport the LX200.

  • Meade LX200-ACF 10"/254mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

    Meade's LX200-ACF Telescope brings to market a sophisticated catadioptric optical design favored by research facilities worldwide, but at a price that many enthusiasts can afford.  Most professional applications are either this style of telescope or a gargantuan apochromatic refractor.  Meade's 10" LX200-ACF with UHTC multicoatings provides a serious deep space aperture in a size still ably transported within most vehicles by just a single person, and gives all this in a complete package within financial reach of many observers.  If you're used to 8" Schmidt-Cassegrains and their performance, this LX200-ACF 10" scope will be a notable step up in all optical parameters.

    Although this premium 10" catadioptric scope is delivered in a robust twin-fork altazimuth mount that's meant for delightful observing, 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 for the LX200 12" is supplied by 8 "C" batteries, but via optional accessories you can also adapt the scope to operate from an AC wall unit or from DC power via the #607 Cigarette Lighter Adapter (the #607 can also operate in the field off of a Celestron Power Tank instead of from a vehicle's cigarette lighter port).

    For 2009, Meade has refined the delivery of the LX200-ACF models to meet the demands of the marketplace.  They now no longer include an 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-enhance 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 with the #607 DC Power Cord with Cigarette Lighter Adapter (catalog #07043).  The #607 DC Power Cord can also operate from the power supplied by a Celestron Power Tank in the field.
    UPC: 709942500912
  • JMI Telescopes CASELX10 Telescope Carrying Case

    The JMI CASELX10 Telescope Carrying Case (Black) is a molded ABS plastic case with die-cut foam lining and compartments for telescope, eyepieces, finder scope and accessories. The case is designed to carry Meade LX50 10", LX90 10", LX90GPS 10", LX100 10", LX200 10" (non-GPS), LX200GPS 10", LX200R 10" telescopes that have the ability to be stowed with the nose facing down. If your scope must be stowed with the nose up, it will not fit in this case. To fit properly in the case, the finder scope must be removed from the telescope and placed in a foam compartment. The lid has a 3.0 x 30" steel hinge and four lockable latches. The case can be transported by three steel-reinforced handles or the built-in wheels.

    Construction
    • Molded ABS plastic with die-cut foam lining and compartments for telescope, eyepieces, finder scope and accessories
    • Four lockable latches
    • 3.0 x 30" steel hinge
    • The three-point automatic-repositioning quick-release bracket allows the Meade LX90 LNT Module with SmartFinder to be removed and placed in the carrying case without losing positioning
    Carrying options
    • Three steel-reinforced handles
    • Built-in wheels
    Compatible with
    • For use only with models that can be stored with the nose down between the mount forks
    • Meade LX50 10", LX90 10", LX90GPS 10", LX100 10", LX200 10" (non-GPS), LX200GPS 10", LX200R 10" telescopes
    • The following fork-mounted telescopes should fit inside the CASELX10 with a small amount of space between the fork arms and the foam. A small cut may be needed for the fork arms and/or control panel.
    • Most 10" fork-mounted SCT including Meade 2120, 10" LX2 through LX10 and Ultima 9-1/4"
    • Optical tube of Celestron and Meade 10" German Equatorial will fit inside loosely with extra padding needed to take up extra space, especially at one or both ends of the optical tube
In the Box
  • LX200-ACF 10"/254mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • #828 Viewfinder 8x50mm Blue Tube with Bracket
  • 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
  • Standard Field Tripod
  • Internal "C" Cell Battery Chamber
  • 1-Year Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
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Specifications
  • Meade LX200-ACF 10"/254mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
    Optical Design Hybrid catadioptric
    Optical Lens Diameter 10.0" (254mm)
    Focal Length 2500mm
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Maximum Useful Magnification 500x
    Resolving Power 0.45
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Mount Type Altazimuth
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"-18 (1.25" reducing adapter included)
    Finderscope 8x50 Straight
    Tripod Fullsize steel (30-44")
    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 90.0 lbs (40.86kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.5 x 25.5 x 18.5"
  • JMI Telescopes CASELX10 Telescope Carrying Case
    Material Exterior: Molded ABS plastic
    Interior: Die-cut foam lining
    Type of Closure Four lockable latches
    3.0 x 30" steel hinge
    Exterior Dimensions 36-3/4 x 24-5/8 x 16-1/2" (93.35 x 62.55 x 41.91cm) (WxDxH)
    Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Accommodates Meade LX50 10", LX90 10", LX90GPS 10", LX100 10", LX200 10" (non-GPS), LX200GPS 10", LX200R 10" telescopes
    Carrying/Transport Options Three handles
    Built-in wheels
    Weight 26.2 lbs (11.88kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 38.5 x 26.0 x 19.0"

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