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 14,000 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 14,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal with enhanced 99% reflectivity, Meade 2" MWA 21mm 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 one year Meade factory limited warranty.
|Type||Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)|
|Optical Design||Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)|
|Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)||.285 arcseconds|
|OTA Cooling Fan||Yes|
|Oversized Primary Mirror||Yes|
|Viewfinder||8x50mm with cross-hair reticle|
|Eyepiece(s)||Series 4000 Super Plössl, 26mm|
|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|
|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|
|Power Source||(Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply|
|Batteries (User-Supplied)||8 x C cells|
|Assembled Product Weight||Telescope Net Weight: 202 lbs.|