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You are buying 1 Nice New Open Box Meade 8" F/10 LX-200-ACF, with GPS, Advanced Coma Free, Ultra High Transmission Catadioptric Telescope. The lens cover came loose during shipping and there is a couple light scratches to the UHTC Coating best seen in pictures 5 & 7. They are very light and can only be seen when looked at from certain angles. I do guarantee the Telescope to be in perfect working condition. You will receive everything pictured. The Optical Tube Telescope and Double Fork Mount as Pictured, In the Original Box. The hand controller, tripod, star finder scope, and lenses are not included.  I would rate the telescope 9/10 Cosmetic. You are viewing the actual item you will receive.

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1 - Nice New Open Box Meade 8" F/10 LX-200-ACF, with GPS, Advanced Coma Free, Ultra High Transmission Catadioptric Telescope

Meade's LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) optical system like the Ritchey-Chrétien (RC), including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own similar optics to what the professionals use. The 8" LX200 Optical Tube Assembly #0810-60-01 has a 2032mm focal length, an f/10 focal ratio and weighs 14lbs.

Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limited Optics, Losmandy-style dovetail and Dust Cover.

The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive, Smart Mount, AutoStar II and more. The new LX200-ACF: It's the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.

Advanced Coma-Free Optics

The Advanced Coma-Free optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs. Using the Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance - with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffraction spikes - equal to Ritchy-Chrétien systems, at a fraction of the price. Coupled with Meade’s Ultra- High Transmission Coatings (standard on all LX200-ACF systems), you have the ultimate in premium optics.

High-End Features

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, while Smart Mount and Smart Drive deliver Permanent Periodic Error Correction (critical for long exposure astrophotography).

The Benchmark

Meade's LX200 is the most widely used advanced amateur telescope on Earth, and for good reason. It combines the most sophisticated optical system available with rock-solid mechanical and electronic elements to create the most versatile astronomical system available.

  • Series: LX200 Telescopes
  • Experience Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Clear Aperture: 8"
  • Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical Coatings: UHTC
  • Focal Length: 2032mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.570 arc-seconds
  • Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes
  • Mirror Lock: Yes
  • Focuser Mechanism: Single Speed Focuser
  • Assembled Product Weight: 14 lbs

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