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Computerized (GOTO) Telescopes

Starting to learn the night sky from a light polluted area is quite easy; only a few stars to learn and see. Viewing from a dark sky for the first time can be startling but confusing. With the assistance of a GoTo Computerized Telescope, the amateur astronomer can have their telescopes guide them through the night sky through a few basic initial steps (these steps can differ depending on what alignment system the telescope mount accepts). With a simple computerized hand controller, time and date must be entered (if there is no built in GPS system) and the observer must slew to two named stars so the computerized GoTo mount can calculate coordinates accurately. Always make sure the mount is properly balanced prior to alignment; helps in accuracy. Some of the most common alignment systems include the Celestron All-Star, Two-Star, Sky-Align, Meade AutoAlign, and Vixen's StarBook Ten.

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  1. Meade - 10" LX400-ACF (f/8) Advanced Coma-Free Catadioptric Telescope

    Meade - 10" LX400-ACF (f/8) Advanced Coma-Free Catadioptric Telescope

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    Model#: 1008-40-01
    $5,599.00

  2. Meade - 12 " LX400-ACF Advanced Coma-Free with UHTC

    DISCONTINUED: Meade - 12 " LX400-ACF Advanced Coma-Free with UHTC

    Pleas see the used RCX400 12" F/8 for replacement

    Specifications: LX400 12" Telescopes =Includes 12" Advanced Coma-Free (D=254mm, F=2438mm,f/8) optical tube assembly with Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) standard;4 speed front focusing mechanism;Heavy-duty fork mount with 4"

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    Model#: 1208-40-01
  3. Meade - 20 " MAX-ACF (f/8) Advance Coma-Free on MAX Robotic German Equatorial Mount with AZ Pier

    DISCONTINUED: Meade - 20 " MAX-ACF (f/8) Advance Coma-Free on MAX Robotic German Equatorial Mount with AZ Pier

    This is a discontinued item. We recommend the Meade MAX2-ACF as a replacement. A traditional Ritchey-Chretien (RC) is a type of reflector that delivers a coma-free, flat field of view via hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. RC telescopes (from a variety of manufacturers) are found in most of the world's top observatories and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make, few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. Fortunately, Meade engineers developed a radical new Advanced Coma Free design by combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens-and-spherical-primary-mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element.

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    Model#: 2008-MAX-02
  4. Meade - 20 " MAX-ACF (f/8) Advance Coma-Free on MAX Robotic German Equatorial Mount with Tripod

    DISCONTINUED: Meade - 20 " MAX-ACF (f/8) Advance Coma-Free on MAX Robotic German Equatorial Mount with Tripod

    This is a discontinued item. We recommend the MAX2-ACF by Meade as a replacement. Hand figured optics and over-sized primary mirror are laser aligned to the true optical path in a carbon fiber/Kelvar optical tube. The Meade 20" LX400-ACF is absolutely distortion-free - a true research grade, observatory quality telescope

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    Model#: 2008-MAX-01

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