Meade 16" f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock w/o Tripod
Item #55664
$17,749.99
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
    • 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, AC adapter, DC cable, but does not include tripod/wedge

    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, 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. 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

    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.

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  • Specs
    • Best for viewing:
      Fainter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Deep sky
    • User level:
      Advanced
    • Optical design:
      Catadioptric
    • 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:
      Altazimuth
    • Weight, optical tube:
      318.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      AutoStar II controller with >145,000 objects, AC power adapter, DC power cable
    • Other features:
      Advanced Coma-Free optics with UHTC Coatings, Professional-grade fork mount with 11 gears, StarLock automated optical tracking system
    • 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 w/o Tripod is a very large, multi-box, telescope and may arrive through freight service on a pallet for curbside delivery.

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