Meade 16" f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock and Tripod
Item #55881
$17,999.99
16" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 3251mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Includes Super Giant Field Tripod.
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  • More Info
    • 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
    • StarLock automatic guider and AutoStar II GOTO system included
    • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
    • Internal Crayford style focuser with 7:1 reduction and zero image shift
    • Includes 2" 28mm PWA eyepiece, 2" Series 5000 diagonal mirror, 8x50 finderscope, Super Giant field tripod, AC adapter, and DC cable

    With Super Giant Field Tripod. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge when using large image sensors and extreme wide-angle eyepieces. Includes the patented Starlock auto-guiding system for automatic full-time guiding with one arc-second precision under good seeing conditions, zero image-shift focuser, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 14,000 object library, and much more.

    With fast f/8 ACF optics 3251mm focal length) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero-image shift when focusing eliminating the need for re-centering your object and includes an internal Crayford-style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

    Has a dual fork mount and features 11" main gears and boasts pointing accuracy of one arc-minute 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 14,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal with enhanced 99% reflectivity, Meade 2" PWA 28mm eyepiece, and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket, and both an AC adapter and a DC power cord.

    Power panel includes the following ports: 12V input, 12V output, illuminated reticle, handbox, RS-232 x1, StarLock, Aux, and Focuser.

    Optical Tube with Split-Fork Arms: 190 lbs.

    Drive Base with Split-Fork Arms: 112 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.

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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:
      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:
      StarLock guiding system
    • Other features:
      Meade 2" MWA 21mm eyepiece, illuminated reticle
    • 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
    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" f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock and Tripod is a very large, multi-box, telescope and may arrive through freight service on a pallet for curbside delivery.

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