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Meade LX200-ACF 10" F/10 w/Tripod 
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This 10" LX200-ACF has 10” diameter f/10 ACF optics (focal length 2500mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Features the advanced LX200 AutoStar II computer system with 145,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability with sub arc-minute pointing accuracy, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.

Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with Meade's level north technology alignment system incorporating a 16 channel GPS receiver. The Autostar II is flash-updatable via free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable required). The drive base of the telescope has multiple input and output ports including an RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a (user supplied) CCD Autoguider and illuminated reticle.

Mechanically loaded as well 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.

All LX200-ACF models feature the DC-servo driven super heavy duty double fork mount, the strongest and most rigid mount in its class. Fast slew speeds are from 1 to 8 degrees per second, and can be user selected at .1 degree per second increments, while fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount additionally has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if for some reason you found yourself without power.

The LX200-ACF comes fully equipped with a heavy duty height adjustable Meade Field Tripod, 1.25" diagonal prism, Series 4000 26mm Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket and Meade AutoStar® Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC. Scope weight is 65 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Clear Aperture10"Optical DesignAdvanced Coma-Free (ACF)Optical CoatingsUHTC™Focal Length2,500mmFocal Ratiof/10Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)0.456 arc-secondsOversized Primary MirrorYesMirror LockYesViewfinder8x50mm with cross-hair reticleEyepiece(s)26mm Series 4000™ Super PlösslFocuser MechanismSingle Speed FocuserDiagonal1.25" diagonal prismMount TypeHeavy-duty fork type; double-tineHand ControllerAutoStar® IIObject Database145,000 objectsPointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)1 arc-minute (+/-)Periodic Error CorrectionBoth AxesPermanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)YesSlow Motion ControlsMechanical & ElectronicSlew SpeedsRA and Dec: 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 2°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments.Tracking RatesSidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental ratesControl Panel12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 2x computer connection ports (RS232), 1 Aux guide portTripodStandard Field TripodPower(Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power SupplyBatteries (User-Supplied)8 x C cellsGPS ReceiverYesTrue Level & North Sensors (LNT)YesTime ChipYesElectronic FocuserOptionalSmart Mount™YesSmart Drive™YesAnti-vibration PadsOptionalWedgeFREE

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