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Model: 1608-70-03Brand: Meade
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The LX600 with Super Giant Field Tripod. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge when using large image sensors and extreme wide-angle eyepieces. The 16" LX600 includes the patented Starlock auto-guiding system for automatic full-time guiding with one arc-second precision under good seeing conditions, zero image-shift focuser, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 145,000 object library, and much more.
The Meade 16" LX600 has our fast f/8 ACF™ optics 3251mm focal length) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero-image shift when focusing eliminating the need for re-centering your object and includes an internal Crayford-style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.
The massive 16" LX600 dual fork mount features 11" main gears and boasts pointing accuracy of one arc-minute or better in High Precision Mode. This rock solid platform is sure to exceed the need for the most demanding applications.
The included Super Giant Field Tripod ensures a research grade foundation for this largest of the LX600 models and is remarkably transportable for an instrument of its size and specifications.
Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.
The 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal with enhanced 99% reflectivity, Meade 2" PWA 28mm eyepiece, and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket.
Power panel includes the following ports: 12V input, 12V output, illuminated reticle, handbox, RS-232 x1, StarLock, Aux, and Focuser.
Optical Tube with Split-Fork Arms: 190 lbs.
Drive Base with Split-Fork Arms: 112 lbs.
Approximate Shipping Weight: 374 lbs.
Product carries full two year Meade factory limited warranty.
Series 5000 2" PWA 28mm
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)
OTA Cooling Fan
Oversized Primary Mirror
8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Internal Crayford Style, Zero, Image-Shift Primary Mirror Focus with Dual Speed 7:1 Control
Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)
+/- 1 arcminute
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 Meade Universal Power Supply
Assembled Product Weight
Telescope Net Weight: 202 lbs.
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