LX200-ACF 8" f/10 (No Tripod)

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$2,599.00

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  • 8” Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™)

  • 2000mm (f/10) Focal Length

  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™)

  • Features AutoStar® II: 145,000 Object-Database

  • Built-In GPS

  • Dual-Fork Mount

  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl Eyepiece INCLUDED

  • 8X50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair INCLUDED

SKU: 0810-60-03N

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The LX200 Series 8" ACF™ Telescope features a 8" aperture, 2000mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) and a resolving power of 0.570 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 (77x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), and 1.25” Diagonal Mirror. OTA Dimensions: 9" ø x 17" L. 

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 (user-supplied) batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter also available). 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. 

 

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Specifications

Series LX200 Telescopes
Warranty 1 Year
Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
Clear Aperture 8"
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings UHTC™
Focal Length 2000mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.570 arc-seconds
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Mirror Lock Yes
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece(s) 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl
Focuser Mechanism Single Speed Focuser
Diagonal 1.25" diagonal mirror
Hand Controller AutoStar® II
Object Database 145,000 objects
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 1 arc-minute (+/-)
Periodic Error Correction Both Axes
Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) Yes
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
GPS Receiver Yes
True Level & North Sensors (LNT) Yes
Time Chip Yes
Electronic Focuser Optional
Smart Mount™ Yes
Smart Drive™ Yes
Anti-vibration Pads Optional
Wedge Optional
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