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Meade LX600-ACF 10" f/8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only) with StarLock
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
- 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
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.
What's in the Box
- Meade LX600-ACF 10" f/8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only) with StarLock
- Experience Level: Advanced
- Clear Aperture: 10"
- Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
- Optical Coatings: UHTC
- Focal Length: 2032mm
- Focal Ratio: f/8
- Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.456 arc-seconds
- Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes
- Viewfinder: 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
- Eyepiece: 26mm Series 4000 Super Plössl
- Focuser Mechanism: Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
- Diagonal: 1.25" diagonal mirror
- Hand Controller : AutoStar II
- Object Database: 145,000 objects
- Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode): 1 arc-minute (+/-)
- Periodic Error Correction: Both Axes
- Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): Yes
- StarLock: Yes
- Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock: < 1 arc-second
- Slow Motion Controls:
- Slew Speeds:
- RA and Dec: 0.01x to 1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments
- 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal
- 1°/sec. to 2°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments
- Tracking Rates:
- Custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
- Control Panel
- 12v DC in
- 12v DC out
- Handbox port
- 1 computer connection port (RS232)
- 1 StarLock port
- 1 Aux guide port
- Power Source: (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply.
- Batteries (User-Supplied): 8 x C cells
- GPS Receiver: Yes
- Time Chip: Yes
- Electronic Focuser: Optional
- Smart Mount: Yes
- Smart Drive: Yes
- Anti-vibration Pads: Included
- Wedge: Optiona
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