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Model: 1610-60-02Brand: Meade
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The LX200 Series 16" ACF™ Telescope 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 Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (156x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25” Diagonal Mirror, and Super Giant Field Tripod. OTA Dimensions: 17.5” ø x 33” L. Assembled Telescope Weight: 225 lbs. Tripod Weight: 88 lbs. Tripod Dimensions: 30” to 44”” variable.
The LX200 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.
All LX200 ACF™ models 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 internally powered by 8 C-cell. 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.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)
OTA Cooling Fan
Oversized Primary Mirror
8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
PWA 28mm, 2"
Single Speed Focuser
Series 5000™ 2" Dielectric Diagonal
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)
1 arc-minute (+/-)
Periodic Error Correction
Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock
< 1 arc-second
Slow Motion Controls
Mechanical & Electronic
RA and Dec: 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 2°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments.
Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 2x computer connection ports (RS232), 1 Aux guide port
Super Giant Field Tripod
12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)
True Level & North Sensors (LNT)
Assembled Product Weight
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