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Orion Telescopes
Meade 16" f/10 LX200 ACF Telescope with Super Giant Tripod
$16,999.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 02/19/2022

  • 16" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 4064mm focal length
  • AutoStar II GOTO system (145,000 objects) and built-in GPS included
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Mirror lock to completely eliminate any residual image shift
  • Includes PWA 28mm Eyepiece, 8x50 finder, 2" diagonal, and Super Giant Field Tripod


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Item #  56950
Mfg Model #  1610-60-02

Features a 16" aperture, 4064mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) and a resolving power of 0.285 arc-seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a PWA 28mm eyepiece, viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 2" Enhanced diagonal mirror, and Super Giant Field Tripod. OTA Dimensions: 17.5" x 33" L. Assembled Telescope Weight: 225 lbs. Tripod Weight: 88 lbs. Tripod Dimensions: 30" to 44" variable.

Features AutoStar II computer system with 145,000 object-library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability with sub arc-minute pointing accuracy, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.

Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with Meade's level north technology alignment system incorporating a 16-channel GPS receiver. Drive base of the telescope has multiple input/output ports including an RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a CCD Autoguider (user-supplied) and illuminated reticle.

Mechanically loaded as well, this model features 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.

Feature the DC-servo driven, super heavy-duty dual-fork mount, the strongest and most rigid mount in its class. Fast slew speeds are from 1 to 8-degrees per second, and can be user selected at 0.1-degree per second increments, while fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. Mount and electronics are powered externally on the 16" model. Telescope includes both an AC adapter and a DC power cable. The mount also has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in the RA axis if no power is available. Meade's LX200 is the most widely used, research-grade telescope system. And now, you can have one too.

Type: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Clear Aperture: 16"

Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings: UHTC

Focal Length: 4,064mm

Focal Ratio: f/10

Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.285 arc-seconds

OTA Cooling Fan: Yes

Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes

Mirror Lock: Yes

Viewfinder: 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle

Eyepiece(s): PWA 28mm 2"

Focuser Mechanism: Single Speed Focuser

Diagonal: Series 5000 2" Dielectric Diagonal

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

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 degree/sec. to 2 degrees/sec., variable in 0.1 degree 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, 2x computer connection ports (RS232), 1 Aux guide port

Tripod: Super Giant Field Tripod

Power Source: 12v DC, 5 amp Power Supply (optional)

GPS Receiver: Yes

True Level & North Sensors (LNT): Yes

Time Chip: Yes

Electronic Focuser: Included

Smart Mount: Yes

Smart Drive: Yes

Anti-vibration Pads: Optional

Assembled Product Weight: 225 lbs

Designed and manufactured in North America.

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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

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.

The Meade 16" f/10 LX200 ACF Telescope with Super Giant Tripod is a very large, multi-box, telescope and may arrive through freight service on a pallet for curbside delivery.

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