Meade - 10" LX600-ACF (f/8) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope - (Starlock)

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The LX600-ACF 10" and the rest of the telescope series address new improvements with optical quality, better
SKU: MEA-1008-70-01
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The LX600-ACF 10"  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 10" 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.

  • 10" 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











Name Meade - 10" LX600-ACF (f/8) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope - (Starlock)
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-1008-70-01
UPC 709942502015
EAN 4047830000000
Telescope Aperture 8.1" - 10"
Aperture 10"
Eyepieces 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/8
Included Accessories Autostar II hand controller (145,000 object database), GPS Receiver
Optical Coatings UHTC coatings
Optical Design Advanced Coma Free
Prisms 1.25" Diagonal Prism
Tripod Giant Field Tripd


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This is my 2nd Meade telescope, and I have found the design, finish and optics of the 10" LX600 to be excellent. While I have not used the tripod as yet, as I've placed the LX600 in my recently constructed home observatory, it is solidly built. The Autostar software is a joy to use and when combined with the included StarLock makes astrophotography fun! Living in a rather light polluted suburb of Los Angeles I was surprised that the StarLock is so reliable. Once it locks on to a guide star it stays on. The split fork design of the scope makes it far easier when you go mobile. Highly recommended! (Posted on 2/6/2018)
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