Meade 14" LX600-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope
Item #55658
$9,399.99
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.
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  • More Info
    • 14" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2845mm focal length
    • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
    • Crayford Focuser
    • StarLock automatic guider and AutoStar !! GOTO system
    • Heavy-duty 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, and much more.

    This 14" LX600 has 14" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 2845mm) 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.

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

    The 14" LX600-ACF comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 1.25" diagonal mirror, 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. Meade Microfocuser compatible, Microfocuser item sold separately.

    Optical Tube with Split-Fork Arms: 54 lbs.

    Drive Base with Split-Fork Arms: 53 lbs.

    Designed and manufactured in North America.

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provide by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

    Warning

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

    Product Support

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  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Fainter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
    • User level:
      Advanced
    • Optical design:
      Catadioptric
    • Optical diameter:
      355mm
    • Focal length:
      2845mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/8.0
    • Optics type:
      Parabolic
    • Eyepieces:
      Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
    • Resolving power:
      115.80arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      51x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      300x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      710x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      15.5
    • Finder scope:
      8x50
    • Focuser:
      Internal
    • Mount type:
      Equatorial
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar, planetary & long exposure
    • Computerized compatibility:
      Go-To included
    • Number of objects in database:
      145,000
    • Tracking rates:
      Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    • Motor speeds:
      2x,8x,16x,64x,128x
    • Power requirement:
      12-volt DC (tip positive)
    • PEC:
      Yes
    • GPS:
      Included
    • Backlash compensation:
      Yes
    • Available ports:
      RS-232, Aux, autoguider
    • Tripod material:
      Aluminum & Steel
    • Additional included accessories:
      Ultra High Transmission Coatings, StarLock guiding
    • Other features:
      Anti vibration pads, Time Chip, slow motion controls
    • Warranty:
      Two year
  • Important Shipping Information

    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 to the 48 continental United 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 14" 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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