LX600 ACF™ Telescope - 16" f/8

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Regular Price: $18,999.00

Special Price $15,959.00

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  • 16" f/8 Advanced Com- Free Optics | 3251mm focal length

  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™)

  • Crayford Focuser

  • StarLock automatic guider

  • Super Giant Field Tripod

  • AutoStar II GOTO system

SKU: 1608-70-03
 

Product Description

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.

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Series LX600 Telescopes
UPC 709942502046
Warranty 1 Year
Experience Level Advanced
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 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
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 MAX Tripod
Power Source (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply
Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x C cells
GPS Receiver Yes
Time Chip Yes
Electronic Focuser Optional
Smart Mount™ Yes
Smart Drive™ Yes
Anti-vibration Pads Included
Wedge Optional
Assembled Product Weight Telescope Net Weight: 202 lbs.

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