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Meade LX600-ACF 10" f/8 Go-To Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/ Tripod & Starlock
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
SKU: 1008-70-01

What's in the Box

  • Meade LX600-ACF 10" f/8 Go-To Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope w/ Tripod & Starlock
  • Full one year Meade factory limited warranty

Meade Giant Field Tripod

The Meade 1210-60-03 Giant Field Tripod gives your larger Meade telescopes the research-grade foundation needed for the most demanding applications such as extremely high power observing and astrophotography or CCD imaging. 

The tripod's height is adjustable from 34" to 54", allowing comfortable standing or seated observations through your telescope. Super strong and exceptionally rigid large diameter chromed steel legs make for excellent vibration damping during use.

With this tripod, your telescope may be mounted in altitude-azimuth (vertical-horizontal) mode or can be equatorially (polar) aligned using an optionally available Meade Ultrawedge.

Features

  • Compatible with larger Meade research-grade telescopes
  • Height is adjustable from 34" to 54"
  • Super strong, large diameter chromed steel legs

 

  • Compatible with larger Meade research-grade telescopes
  • Height is adjustable from 34" to 54"
  • Super strong, large diameter chromed steel legs
  • Tripod Only - Telescope Not Included
  • Meade Giant Field Tripod

Meade LX600-ACF 10" f/8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only) with StarLock

Observe the celestial objects of the Universe with the Meade 10" f/8 LX600-ACF Telescope with StarLock. Designed for the serious astronomer and astrophotographer, this technologically advanced Cassegrain telescope features ultra high transmission optical coatings for sharp image rendering. 

Its advanced coma free design provides a flatter field of view in comparison to traditional Ritchey-Chretien (RC) telescopes--and at a fraction of the price. 

Meade StarLock Technology 

Precise one arcsecond guiding on the LX600-ACF Telescope is made possible by Meade StarLock technology. This advanced tracking and aligning system employs both wide and narrow field digital cameras to identify guide stars as faint as 11th magnitude.

StarLock then transmits this information to the specific ascension and declination servo motors to track celestial objects.

Unlike traditional autoguiders, StarLock delivers optimal accuracy and faster guide corrections. 

Heavy Duty Double-tine Fork

With the Meade 10" f/8 LX600-ACF Telescope's heavy-duty double-tine fork, you won't encounter the meridian flip of German equatorial mounts. It enables 180 degree range of motion for the optical tube of the telescope can slew from horizon to horizon. 
The fork is designed to fit the optical tube, StarLock, as well as astrophotography cameras.

Smooth movements with minimal periodic error is accredited to 5.75-inch worm gears in RA and DEC axes. 

AutoStar II GoTo Hand Controller 

The Meade 10" f/8 LX600-ACF Telescope includes the user-friendly AutoStar II GoTo hand controller. This nifty feature will  have you observing celestial objects in no time! The handbox is pre-loaded with over 144,000 celestial bodies, simply punch in what you want to check out and let the AutoStar do its thing. 
It will automatically move the telescope into alignment on the moon, planet, star cluster, nebula, or galaxy you want to view. 

10" Advanced Coma Free Optics

The Meade 10" f/8 LX600-ACF Telescope features a fast f/8 Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optical system that produces a wide, flat field with no coma. Stargazers and astrophotographers alike  will benefit from optimized color fidelity, minimal astigmatism, and zero diffraction spikes. 
Look at any celestial object through the eyepiece and enjoy color faithful spectral reproduction with minimized color fringing and geometric optical distortion.

Ultra High Transmission Coatings 

Especially designed to deliver a superior observatory experience, the borofloat glass of the LX600-ACF Telescope features ultra-high transmission coatings. Even when using high magnifying short focal length eyepieces, you'll see nothing less than bright contrast-rich images.

 

  • 10" f/8 clear aperture advanced coma-free optics
  • Ultra high transmission optical coatings
  • 2032mm focal length
  • 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepiece 
  • 8x50mm viewfinder w/ cross-hair reticle
  • 1.25" diagonal mirror
  • StarLock guiding at one arc second precision
  • LightSwitch style auto-alignment
  • Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction
  • AutoStar II GOTO hand controller w/ 145,000+ object library
  • Meade LX600-ACF 10" f/8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only) with StarLock

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