Meade 14" f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock and Tripod

MSRP: $9,799.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • 14" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2845mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Crayford Focuser
  • StarLock automatic guider and AutoStar II GOTO system
  • Heavy-duty giant field tripod
Item #: 1408-70-01

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The fast f/8 Advanced Coma Free optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge of larger imaging sensors and extreme wide angle eyepieces. Includes StarLock for full time guiding at one arc second precision and auto-alignment, Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, and much more.

Designed and Manufactured in North America. The ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

This 14" LX600 has 14" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 2845mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero image shift and includes an internal Crayford style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

Includes StarLock- the advanced technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.

The 14" LX600-ACF comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 1.25" diagonal mirror, 26mm Super Plossl 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. Meade Microfocuser compatible, Microfocuser item sold separately.

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
2845mm
Focal ratio
f/8.0
Finder scope magnification
8x
Lens diameter
50mm
Eyepieces
Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
109x
Resolving power
0.32arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification
51x
Highest useful magnification
300x
Highest theoretical magnification
710x
Limiting stellar magnitude
15.5
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
8x50
Focuser
Internal
Diagonal degrees
1.25" 90° Mirror Star
Mount type
Altazimuth
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
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
Internal zero-shift Crayford style focuser, Starlock automatic guider, LightSwitch style automatic alignment
Warranty
Two year