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Meade LX600 ACF 16" f/8 GOTO Telescope

Meade LX600 ACF 16'' f/8 GOTO Telescope
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 Meade LX600 ACF 16'' f/8 GOTO TelescopeMeade LX600 ACF 16'' f/8 GOTO Telescope 
Price:  £19,499.00(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 19,499 Loyalty Points
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Model:  1608-70-03
Brand:  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.

Features:

  • 16" f/8 Advanced Com- Free Optics | 3251mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™)
  • Internal Zero Image-Shift Crayford-style Focuser
  • StarLock automatic guider
  • Super Giant Field Tripod
  • AutoStar II GOTO system

Specifications:

Series

LX600 Telescopes

UPC

709942502046

Warranty

2 Years

Eyepieces Type

Series 5000 2" PWA 28mm

Experience Level

Advanced

Activity

Astroimaging

Type

Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Clear Aperture

16"

Optical Design

Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings

UHTC™

Focal Length

3251mm

Focal Ratio

f/8

Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)

.285 arcseconds

OTA Cooling Fan

Yes

Oversized Primary Mirror

Yes

Mirror Lock

Yes

Viewfinder

8x50mm with cross-hair reticle

Eyepiece(s)

Series 5000 2" PWA 28mm

Focuser Mechanism

Internal Crayford Style, Zero, Image-Shift Primary Mirror Focus with Dual Speed 7:1 Control

Diagonal

Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal

Hand Controller

AutoStar® II

Object Database

145,000 objects

Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)

+/- 1 arcminute

Periodic Error Correction

Both Axes

Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)

Yes

StarLock™

Yes

Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock

< 1 arc-second

Slow Motion Controls

Mechanical & Electronic

Slew Speeds

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.

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates

Control Panel

12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 2x computer connection ports (RS232), 1 Aux guide port

Tripod

Super Giant Field Tripod

Power Source

12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply

Batteries (User-Supplied)

N/A

GPS Receiver

Yes

Time Chip

Yes

Electronic Focuser

Included

Smart Mount™

Yes

Smart Drive™

Yes

Anti-vibration Pads

Included

Assembled Product Weight

Telescope Net Weight: 202 lbs.

 

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