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Meade LX850-ACF 14" f/8 with UHTC and Starlock
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
What's in the Box
- Meade LX850-ACF 14" f/8 Telescope w/ UHTC and Starlock
Meade Giant Field Tripod
The Meade 1210-60-03 Giant Field Tripod gives your larger Meade the research-grade foundation needed for the most demanding applications such as extremely high power observing and astrophotography or CCD imaging. Tripod height is adjustable from 34" to 54", allowing comfortable standing or seated observations through the telescope. Features super strong and exceptionally rigid large diameter chromed steel legs for excellent vibration damping. Telescope may be mounted in altitude-azimuth (vertical-horizontal) mode or can be equatorially (polar) aligned using an optionally available Meade Ultrawedge. Tripod weight is 50 pounds.
- Compatible with LX200-ACF 12" f/10 telescope
- Adjustable from 34" to 54"
- Chromed steel legs
- Weighs 50 lbs.
Meade Giant Field Tripod
Meade LX850 26lb Stainless Steel Counterweight (x3)
Meade 26lb Stainless Steel Counterweight For LX850 07631
Meade LX850 26 lb. Stainless Steel Counterweight is used when adding additional equipment, such as a camera or heavy accessories, to your Meade LX850. This counterweight is made from stainless steel to ensure ultimate durability and is threaded for counterweight shaft on the mount.
- Made for Meade LX850
- 26 lb.
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Threaded for Mount.
- Meade 26lb Stainless Steel Counterweight for LX850
Meade 14" f/8 LX850-ACF w/UHTC OTA (Tube Only)
Meade LX850 Mount Body
The LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum, is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8" main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software. Mount main body weight is 55 pounds. Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core, StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor system to provide computer assisted polar alignment using the drift method. Once aligned the StarLock is guiding the mount in real time, and even automatically programs periodic error correction, achieving a guiding accuracy of up to 1 arcsecond in good seeing and with the capability of guiding on stars as faint as 11th magnitude. The LX850 features DC-servo motors on each axis with a maximum slew speed of 3 degrees per second, allowing slewing 180 degrees to the opposite side of the sky in one minute flat. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal, with faster slewing at 2x, 8x, 16x, or 1/4, 1/2, 1 or 3 degrees per second. The mount and all electronics are externally powered by the included Meade Universal Power Supply (12V). An external DC battery or power pack may also be used; Meade 607 Power Cord sold separately. The mount includes both mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if for some reason you found yourself without power. Includes single 26lb counterweight. Other counterweights sold separately. LX800 mount shown in photo, LX850 mount similar.
- 90 pound instrument capacity
- StarLock dual camera full time autoguider
- Pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute
- AutoStar II GOTO system
- No calibration required
- Axis roller bearings provide smooth tracking and reduced vibrations
- Made of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum
- Includes one 26 pound weight
- 1.75" stainless steel right ascension shaft
- 5.8" main gears
- Internal cable
Meade LX850 Mount Accessories
Meade LX850 OTA Accessory Kit
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