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Meade LX200-ACF 16"/406mm Catadioptric Telescope without Tripod
Meade LX200-ACF 16"/406mm Catadioptric Telescope without Tripod

Meade LX200-ACF 16"/406mm Catadioptric Telescope without Tripod

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Your Price: CAD $17,799.00
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Part Number:1610-60-02N

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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 includes all the field-proven features of the LX200-ACF 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 26mm 5-element Plossl eyepiece.

Note: This model includes the optical tube assembly and fork mount, but no tripod.

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.

Optical Design Hybrid catadioptric
Optical Lens Diameter 16" (406mm)
Focal Length 160" (4064mm)
Focal Ratio ƒ10
Maximum Useful Magnification 950x
Resolving Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mount Type Computerized Equatorial
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"
Finderscope 8x50mm
Tripod Not Included
Motor Yes
GO-TO Capability Yes
PC Compatible Yes
Power Source AC (Voltage and Frequency not specified by manufacturer)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer


Based on Astronomy magazine’s telescope "report cards", scopes of this size and type generally perform as follows . . .
Terrestrial Observation:No
Lunar Observation:Very Good
Planetary Observation:Very Good
Binary and Star Cluster Observation:Very Good
Galaxy and Nebula Observation:Very Good
Photography:Yes
Terrestrial Photography:No
Lunar Photography:Yes
Planetary Photography:Yes
Star Cluster / Nebula / Galaxy Photography:Yes

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 II Computerized Hand Controller
  • Eyepiece Holder
  • Computerized Altazimuth Fork Mount
  • 1-Year Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects




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