Meade 8" f/10 LX200 ACF Telescope with Field Tripod
Item #55887
$4,199.99
8" diameter f/10 ACF optics (focal length 2000mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Includes Standard Field Tripod.
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  • More Info
    • 8" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2000mm (f/10) 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 Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl, 8x50 finder, 1.25" diagonal, and Standard Field Tripod

    Features an 8" aperture, 2000mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) and a resolving power of 0.456 arc-seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (77x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25" Diagonal Mirror, and Standard Field Tripod. OTA Dimensions: 9" x 17" L. Assembled Telescope Weight: 54 lbs. Tripod Weight: 19 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, all LX200 models feature 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.

    Features 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 internally powered by 8 C-cell (user-supplied) batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter also available). The mount also has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both 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.

    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:
      Brighter deep sky
    • Best for imaging:
      Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
    • User level:
      Advanced
    • Optical design:
      Catadioptric
    • Optical diameter:
      204mm
    • Focal length:
      2000mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/10.0
    • Coatings:
      Fully multi-coated
    • Optics type:
      Parabolic
    • Eyepieces:
      Super Plossl 26.0mm ()
    • Resolving power:
      115.80arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      29x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      300x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      406x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      14.2
    • Finder scope:
      8x50
    • Focuser:
      Internal
    • Mount type:
      Altazimuth
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar, planetary & long exposure
    • Dovetail bar system:
      Yes
    • Computerized compatibility:
      Go-To included
    • Number of objects in database:
      145,000
    • Tracking rates:
      Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
    • Motor speeds:
      .01x 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal
    • Power requirement:
      12-volt DC (tip positive)
    • PEC:
      Yes
    • GPS:
      Included
    • Backlash compensation:
      Yes
    • Polar-axis scope:
      Sold separately
    • Available ports:
      RS-232, Aux, autoguider
    • Weight, optical tube:
      45.0 lbs.
    • Weight, mount/tripod:
      19.0 lbs.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      64.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      True Level & North Sensors, Smart Mount and Drive
    • Other features:
    • Warranty:
      Two year
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