Meade 14" f/10 LX200 ACF Telescope with Giant Field Tripod

MSRP: $8,799.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • 14" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3556mm (f/10) focal length
  • AutoStar II GOTO system (145,000 objects) and built-in GPS included
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Mirror lock to completely eliminate any residual image shift
  • Includes Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl, 8x50 finder, 1.25" diagonal, and Giant Field Tripod
Item #: 1410-60-03

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The Meade 14" LX200 ACF telescope handles your observing and imaging needs with ease. Incredibly compact for its aperture, yet with a robust and solid fork arm mounting for a vibration free image. Push button controls, automatic locating and tracking of celestial objects, and a wealth of object data at your fingertips in the AutoStar II hand controller. A mechanical mirror lock will completely eliminate any residual image shift — ideal for astro-imagers. Both visual astronomers and astrophotographers alike will appreciate the quality and capability of this beautifully made telescope.

Features a 14" aperture, 3556mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) and a resolving power of 0.326 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 (136x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25" Diagonal Mirror, and Giant Field Tripod. OTA Dimensions: 16" x 32" L. Assembled Telescope Weight: 105 lbs. Tripod Weight: 50 lbs. Tripod Dimensions: 40" to 50" variable.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

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.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

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.

Features 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.

Warranty:
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.
Best for viewing
Fainter deep sky
Best for imaging
Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Astro-imaging capability
Lunar, planetary & long exposure
User level
Advanced
Optical design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical diameter
356mm
Focal length
3556mm
Focal ratio
f/10.0
Finder scope magnification
8x
Lens diameter
50mm
Coatings
Fully multi-coated
Eyepieces
Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
137x
Resolving power
115.80arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification
51x
Highest useful magnification
300x
Highest theoretical magnification
710x
Limiting stellar magnitude
15.4
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
8x50
Focuser
Internal
Diagonal degrees
1.25" 90° Mirror Star
Mount type
Altazimuth
Dovetail bar system
Yes
Computerized compatibility
Go-To included
Number of objects in database
145,000
Tracking rates
Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Motor speeds
Up to 8 degrees/sec
Motor type
DC Servo motors with encoders
Power requirement
12-volt DC - 5A (tip positive)
PEC
Yes
GPS
Included
Backlash compensation
Yes
Setting circles
Electronic, via the hand controller
Polar-axis scope
Sold separately
Available ports
RS-232, Aux, autoguider
Tube material
Aluminum
Tripod material
Aluminum & Steel
Weight, optical tube
110.0 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod
50.0 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled
160.0 lbs.
Additional included accessories
AutoStar II hand controller, Giant Field Tripod
Other features
AutoStar II controller with multiple guided tours, Powered by 8x C-batteries or external 12v, SmartDrive w/ Permanent Periodic Error Correction
Warranty
Two year