Meade 16" f/10 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
Item #57095
$9,799.99
ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance, with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffractions spikes. Has UHTC coatings, Losmandy-style dovetail, Dust Cover and more!
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  • More Info
    • 16" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 4064mm focal length
    • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
    • Primary mirror lock for increased image stablilty
    • Oversized low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror
    • Losmandy wide style mounting rail

    Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limited Optics, Losmandy-style dovetail, and Dust Cover.

    The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs. Using the Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance - with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffractions spikes. Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (standard on all LX200-ACF systems), you have the ultimate in premium optics.

    The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

    The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

    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.

    The 16" LX200 Optical Tube Assembly has a 4064mm focal length, an f/10 focal ratio, and weighs 67lbs.

    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 provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

  • 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
    • 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:
      5x24
    • Focuser:
      Internal
    • Mount type:
      Optical Tube without Mount
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar, planetary & long exposure
    • Tube material:
      Aluminum
    • Weight, optical tube:
      67.0 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Losmandy style dovetail bar
    • Other features:
      Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), Primary mirror lock
    • 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/10 ACF Optical Tube Assembly is a very large, multi-box, telescope and may arrive through freight service on a pallet for curbside delivery.

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