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Meade 16" LX600-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope
$18,599.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 01/23/2022

  • 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Crayford Focuser
  • StarLock automatic guider
  • AutoStar II GOTO system


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Item #  55664
Mfg Model #  1608-70-01N

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 16" LX600 has 16" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 3251mm) 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.

The dual fork mount features 11" main gears and boasts pointing accuracy of one arcminute or better in High Precision Mode. This rock solid platform is sure to exceed the need for the most demanding applications.

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

Comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal, PWA 28mm 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.

NOTE: Shown in photo with MAX Tripod and Wedge, not included. Sold without tripod, pier or wedge, ready for your own custom mounting.

Optical Tube with Split-Fork Arms: 190 lbs.

Drive Base with Split-Fork Arms: 112 lbs.

Designed and manufactured in North America.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

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  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Deep sky
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    406mm
  • Focal length
    3251mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/8.0
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    155x
  • Resolving power
    0.29arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    58x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    812x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.7
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    2" 90° Mirror Star
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Weight, optical tube
    318.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    AutoStar II controller with >145,000 objects
  • Other features
    Advanced Coma-Free optics with UHTC Coatings, Professional-grade fork mount with 11 gears, StarLock automated optical tracking system
  • Warranty
    One year

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $500.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $900.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates or APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Standard delivery is available to Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

The Meade 16" LX600-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope is a very large, multi-box, telescope and may arrive through freight service on a pallet for curbside delivery.

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