The Meade 16” LX200-ACF (Advanced Coma-Free) catadioptric telescope with UHTC multicoatings provides the serious amateur astronomer and school or college observatory with an economical altazimuth-mount alternative to a very costly Ritchey-Chrétien scope for imaging and visual observing . This Meade’s coma-free flat field optical performance rivals that of professional Ritchey-Chrétien reflector designs.
The 16” LX200-ACF includes everything you need to observe – an optical tube with flat-field/coma-free optics and the highest possible light transmission state-of-the-art optical coatings, a go-to motorized fork mount, permanent altazimuth pier, star diagonal, and even an eyepiece. You get it all at a very attractive price when compared with the $30,000+ price tag of commercially-available Ritchey-Chrétien optical tubes only.
If you have an observatory under dark skies that can take full advantage of its immense light gathering capacity (four times that of an 8” scope), this is a scope that can keep you happily observing and photographing the heavens for the rest of your life.
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