Meade - 14" ACF f/10 OTA - DEMO
- The Meade 1410-60-01 is a 14" Advanced Coma Free LX200 series reflector with an f/10 focal ratio and a focal length of 3556mm.
- This LX200 OTA features Meade precision focusing and mirror lock for dependable performance.
- UHTC ultra high transmission coatings provide bright, high contrast views coated on an oversized low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror.
- Includes a Losmandy or D series dovetail plate.
- 1 year warranty.
Meade 14" LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free OTA
- Meade 14" f/10 LX200-ACF Optical Tube Assembly with UHTC
- Dust Caps
Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limited Optics, Losmandy-style dovetail, and Dust Cover.
The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs. Using the Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance — with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffractions spikes — equal to Ritchy-Chétien systems, at a fraction of the price. Coupled with Meade’s Ultra- High Transmission Coatings (standard on all LX200-ACF systems), you have the ultimate in premium optics.
All LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescopes main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.
With its heavy duty mount, which supports dual forks, you can easily manoeuvre the heavy Meade LX200 ACF scope with relative ease. The mount has been designed to deliver precision-perfect ability to swerve in increments of .1 degrees as quickly as 1 to 8 degrees per second. Alternately, if you prefer a fine swerve, the Meade LX200 ACF telescopes can do that to .01x to 1x sidereal in 1 1/100th increments. And using Meade's Smart Mount technology, the mount continually refines your pointing accuracy whenever you center an object in your scope.
Through its continued innovation, Meade strives to bring the best possible professional astronomer-class technology to your backyard. All Meade LX200 ACF telescopes therefore feature Meade's patented breakthrough Advanced Coma Free (ACF) technology. Other Schmidt-Cassegrain scopes available in the market today will present you with hazy and blurry images of stars, planets and constellations. The cause of such problems is "coma" or a diffraction of light coming into the scope. The Meade LX200 ACF series of scopes use ACF technology to bring you clear, crisp images devoid of any distortions. By concentrating starlight even more precisely than any other device available today, the Meade LX-200 ACF 14 inch computerized telescope is even able to produce fuller, rounder and perfectly formed images of planetary objects that are far more distant and fainter. And that's the kind of feature you want in your very first scope!
And once you have located your target celestial object, you would like to view it for hours, taking in all of its heavenly beauty. But most scopes will make your object "vanish" at the slightest movement. All that hard work in tracking down your favorite planned will be for nothing. Well, not with the Meade LX200 ACF telescopes. These devices are equipped with Meade's amazing unique Zero Image Shift Microfocuser and Primary Mirror Lock technologies. What that allows you to do is, using a conveniently located lock knob feature, to lock the primary mirror of the scope in place, thereby practically "trapping" the image within your focus.
All Meade LX200 ACF telescopes come with Meade's unique Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) feature, known as the Smart Drive. It is a smart piece of technology that "learns" and "remembers" the movements of individual users of the Meade LX 200 ACF, and then automatically makes adjustments for periodic shifts in the image to reduce guiding correction errors. That way, once you sight an object, your Meade scope will remember where it is, even through slight inadvertent shifts and moves of the scope.
The Meade LX-200 ACF 14 inch computerized telescope uses a lot of technology in its design so as to make your backyard star gazing parties fun events. For example, it comes equipped with a 16-channel Sony GPS receiver with plenty of intelligence built into it, so you don't have to waste endless hours aligning your Meade LX200 ACF scope to the exact coordinates of a planetary object. The GPS sensor will automatically capture ultra-precise coordinates, such as date, time and geo-location, and help to accurately and quickly align the Meade LX200 ACF telescopes to their precise destinations.
The GPS feature works in tandem with one of the Meade LX200 ACF telescopes neatest features that both seasoned and novice astronomers love. And that's the Meade AutoStar II. If you have ever used a GPS to navigate to an earthly destination, think of the AutoStar as a tool that will navigate you to over 145,000 heavenly destinations. Meade AutoStar II is a flash memory-based, software driven database of coordinates for celestial objects that you can view using your Meade LX-200 ACF 14 inch computerized telescope. To impress the guests at your Star gazing parties, all you need to do is ask someone to pick one of the 145,000 objects from the database and presto! Your Meade LX 200 ACF will take them right to the object.
You can download free updates and upgrades to the software and its database from the Meade website. So the next time a comet is due to pass over the earth, update your Meade AutoStar II software, set out your Meade LX 200 ACF in your backyard, select the comet from the "Hot Key" option, and watch your scope automatically position to the comet.
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|Resolution - Dawes||0.326 arc-seconds|
|Optical Coatings||Ultra High Contrast UHC|