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Meade LX600-ACF 16" F/8 Telescope with StarLock and Tripod
$18,999.00
 
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Expected Ship Date: 12/02/2019

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


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Item #  55881
Mfg Model #  1608-70-03

Meade Instruments is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of industry leading developments, the LX600 with Super Giant Field Tripod. 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, precision machined X-Wedge, 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 eliminating the need for a mirror lock and includes an internal Crayford style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

The massive 16" LX600 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.

The included Super Giant Field Tripod ensures a research grade foundation for this largest of the LX600 models and is remarkably transportable for an instrument of its size and specifications.

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

The 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal, 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.

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.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    406mm
  • Focal length
    3251mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/8.0
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Resolving power
    115.80arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    58x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    812x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.7
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Number of objects in database
    14,000
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC (tip positive)
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Additional included accessories
    Collimation cap, Eyepiece rack
  • Other features
    CorrecTension system, Navigation knob, Integral carry handle
  • 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.

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

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

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