Meade - 16 " LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC without Tripod
The most widely used research quality telescope In The Market
Meade's LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) optical system like the Ritchey-Chrétien (RC), including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own similar optics to what the professionals use. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive™, Smart Mount™, AutoStar® II and more. The new LX200-ACF. It's the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.
f/10 Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) Optics.This is from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new design with the same coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RCs. The LX200-ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast with telescopes available in apertures of 8 inches, 10 inches, 12 inches, 14 inches, and 16 inches.
Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™). Increasing total light transmission and image brightness by19% over Meade's standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter. so Nearly 20% more light in the same amount of appreture is a win wine situation.
Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser. Standard with the 16" models, allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement. Perfect for astroimaging or during planetary observation. Focus is controlled thru the Autostar II handbox. This entirely will solve any issue of Mirror shift.
Oversized Primary Mirror. Meade primary mirror diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 8" LX200-ACF is actually 8.25"). This additional 1/4" yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
Primary Mirror Lock allows you to lock the mirror in place preventing movement during long-exposure astrophotography. Another necessity that will enhance your focus precision.
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.
GPS Receiver automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope.
AutoAlign™. Telescopes with Meade's AutoAlign are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.
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.
|Name||Meade - 16 " LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC without Tripod|
|Custom Stock Status||In Stock|
|Telescope Aperture||14.1" - 16"|
|Mount||Dual fork GPS equipped mount with GOTO|
|Optical Design||Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) with UHTC|