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Meade LX600-ACF 14in Telescope F/8 With Starlock

Meade SKU: 1408-70-01 | Helix SKU: ME14087001

Overview

Meade Instruments is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of industry leading developments, the LX600, ready to take your visual and optical astronomy to the next level. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma Free optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge of larger imaging sensors and extreme wide angle eyepieces. Includes StarLock for full time guiding at one arc second precision and LightSwitch style auto-alignment, Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 145,000 object library, and much more.

 

This 14" LX600 has 14" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 2845mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero image shift and includes an internal Crayford style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.

The 14" LX600-ACF comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 1.25" diagonal mirror, 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket.

Power panel includes the following ports: 12V input, 12V output, illuminated reticle, handbox, RS-232 x1, StarLock, Aux, and Focuser. 
Meade Microfocuser compatible, Microfocuser item #07080 sold separately.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Specifications

Series
LX600 Telescopes

Warranty
1 Year

Experience Level
Intermediate, Advanced

Clear Aperture
14"

Optical Design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings
UHTC™

Focal Length
2845mm

Focal Ratio
f/8

Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)
0.326 arc-seconds

Oversized Primary Mirror
Yes

Mirror Lock
Yes

Viewfinder
8x50mm with cross-hair reticle

Eyepiece(s)
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

Slow Motion Controls
Mechanical & Electronic

Slew Speeds
RA 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 Rates
Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates

Control Panel
12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port

Tripod
Giant Field Tripod

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
Optional

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