Meade 16" f/10 LX200 ACF Telescope with Super Giant Tripod
Item #56950
$18,299.99
Features a 16" aperture, 4064mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with UHTC and a resolving power of 0.285 arc-seconds. Includes Plössl eyepiece, viewfinder, diagonal mirror, and Super Giant Field Tripod.
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  • More Info
    • 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

    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.

    Designed and Manufactured in North America.

    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.

    The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

    The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

    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.

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided 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:
      Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
    • User level:
      Advanced
    • Optical design:
      Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
    • Optical diameter:
      406mm
    • Focal length:
      4064mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/10.0
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      145x
    • Resolving power:
      0.28arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      58x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      300x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      800x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      15.7
    • Optical quality:
      Diffraction limited
    • Finder scope:
      8x50
    • Focuser:
      Internal
    • Diagonal degrees:
      2" 90° Mirror Star
    • Mount type:
      Altazimuth
    • 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:
      Up to 8 degrees/sec
    • Motor type:
      DC Servo motors with encoders
    • Power requirement:
      12-volt DC - 5A (tip positive)
    • PEC:
      Yes
    • GPS:
      Included
    • Backlash compensation:
      Yes
    • Setting circles:
      Electronic, via the hand controller
    • Available ports:
      RS-232, Aux, autoguider
    • Tube material:
      Aluminum
    • Tripod material:
      Aluminum & Steel
    • Tripod leg diameter:
      3.00 in.
    • Height range of mount:
      30.00 in. - 44.00 in.
    • Length of optical tube:
      33.0 in.
    • Weight, optical tube:
      230.0 lbs.
    • Weight, mount/tripod:
      88.0 lbs.
    • Weight, fully assembled:
      318.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      AC wall adapter and DC power cable, Super Giant Field Tripod, Zero-image shift micro-focuser
    • Other features:
      AutoStar II controller with multiple guided tours, SmartDrive w/ Permanent Periodic Error Correction, High Precision Pointing capability
    • 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.

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    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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