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Meade - 16" LX600-ACF (f/8) Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes - (StarLock, MAX-Wedge)

Model#: 1608-70-02

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The LX600-ACF 16"  and the rest of the telescope series address new improvements with optical quality, better imaging, and mount function. Catadioptric designs normally suffer from coma in which stars at the edge of the field of view don't appear pinpoint, therefore lowering image and viewing quality. With Meade's Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optical systems, this is no longer an issue therefore accommodating larger sensors and wide angle eyepieces without the effect. In addition, the StarLock technology makes imaging sensor guiding exposures automatic reducing the risk of mount errors. The Crayford style zero shift focuser also has two speeds for quick and easy adjustments. When properly aligned, the LX600-ACF 16" is powered with the AutoStar II GOTO system that has a database of over 145,000 celestial objects to slew to. For visual observers, the Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) increases image brightness and contrast for better views.

The LX600 fork mount has 5.75" main gears that result in a pointing accuracy of at least 1 arcminute. The Meade Giant Field Tripod extends from 34 to 54" and includes 3" diameter legs for stability. The motors on the mount have a maximum slew speed of 8 degrees a second, making a halfway circumference of the sky in less than a minute! The slewing speeds can be adjusted from 0.1x to 1x sidereal and there are seven slew speeds available, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x, and 1 and 2 degrees per second. The LX600 mount can be powered either with a 12V DC power supply (5 amps output) or through an external DC battery pack. This model of the 16" LX600 includes the X-Wedge which is a CNC machined aluminum accessory that results in a stability thirty times better than most other wedges. This helps track from horizon to horizon without the need of interruption through a meridian flip.

  • 16" aperture
  • AutoStar II controller
  • Built in cooling fans
  • 8x50 finderscope
  • 26mm Plossl eyepiece
  • 145,000 object library
  • Meade 1.2" diagonal
  • 12V and 12V ports available
  • Illuminated reticle
  • RS-232 x2
  • StarLock
  • Microfocuser compatible (microfocuser itself sold separately, not included)
  • 7:1 internal Crayford focuser
  • MAX Tripod
  • MAX Wedge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Series

All LX600-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes include:

StarLock dual imager integrated full-time autoguider,

UltraPrecision Pointing and Assisted Drift Alignment,

GPS Receiver,Oversized Low-Expansion Borsilicate Primary Mirror,

Schott®Borofloat® Glass Corrector Plate,

Diffraction Limited Optics,

Internal Crayford-style Focusing system with 7:1 focus control,

OTA Tube Balance Weight System,

AutoStar II handbox with145,000 object library,

Smart Drive with Permanent Periodic ErrorCorrection (PPEC),

Patented Level North Technology (LNT)Alignment System, 8x50 Viewfinder,

AutoStar Suite Software.AutoStar upgrades available free at www.meade.com.

Additional Information

Name Meade - 16" LX600-ACF (f/8) Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes - (StarLock, MAX-Wedge)
Manufacturer Meade
Model 1608-70-02
AC Adapter Universal AC Adapter
Aperture 16"
Eyepieces 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece
Focal Length 3251mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Focuser Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser,
Optical Coatings UHTC coatings
Prisms 1.25" Diagonal Prism
Star Diagonal 2" Diagonal Mirror w/UHTC,
Tripod MAX Tripod