Meade 6" f/10 LX65 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
Item #57058
$849.99
Coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and diffraction spikes. Features include a 6" (152mm) aperture, 1524mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and UHTC.
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  • More Info
    • 6" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 1524mm focal length
    • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
    • Vixen narrow style mounting rail
    • Includes Series 4000 26mm 1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece, 1.25" mirror diagonal, and red-dot finder scope
    • Weighs 10.6 lbs with included accessories

    Featuring an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. Features include a 6" (152mm) aperture, 1524mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (1) 26mm,1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail. With included accessories, the OTA weighs 4.8kg (10 lbs. 9oz.) and has dimensions of 45cm X 23cm X 22cm.

    The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

    The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

    MEADE PREMIUM OPTICS

    The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade delivers the highest quality professional grade optics available. These optical tubes feature large apertures and Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotgraphy. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the Moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail.

    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:
      Lunar & planetary
    • Best for imaging:
      Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
    • User level:
      Intermediate
    • Optical design:
      Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
    • Optical diameter:
      150mm
    • Focal length:
      1524mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/10.0
    • Eyepieces:
      Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
    • Magnification with included eyepieces:
      59x
    • Resolving power:
      0.77arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      21x
    • Highest useful magnification:
      300x
    • Highest theoretical magnification:
      300x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      13.5
    • Optical quality:
      Diffraction limited
    • Finder scope:
      Reflex sight
    • Focuser:
      Internal
    • Diagonal degrees:
      1.25" 90° Mirror Star
    • Mount type:
      Optical Tube without Mount
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar, planetary & long exposure
    • Tube material:
      Aluminum
    • Weight, optical tube:
      10.6 lbs.
    • Additional included accessories:
      Vixen style dovetail bar, 1.25" mirror star diagonal, Red-dot finder scope
    • Other features:
      Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
    • Warranty:
      Two year
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