Meade 16" f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock w/o Tripod
- 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
- StarLock automatic guider and AutoStar II GOTO system included
- Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
- Internal Crayford style focuser with 7:1 reduction and zero image shift
- Includes 2" 28mm PWA eyepiece, 2" Series 5000 diagonal mirror, 8x50 finderscope, AC adapter, DC cable, but does not include tripod/wedge
Ready to take your visual and optical astronomy to the next level? 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 LightSwitch style auto-alignment, Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 145,000 object library, and much more.
Designed and Manufactured in North America.
This 16" LX600 has 16" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 3251mm) 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.
The ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.
The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design
The dual fork mount features 11" main gears and boasts pointing accuracy of one arcminute or better in High Precision Mode. This rock solid platform is sure to exceed the need for the most demanding applications.
Includes StarLock — the advanced technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.
Comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal, PWA 28mm eyepiece and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket, and both an AC adapter and a DC power cord.
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 #07080 sold separately.
NOTE: Shown in photo with MAX Tripod and Wedge, not included. Sold without tripod, pier or wedge, ready for your own custom mounting.
- Best for viewing
- Fainter deep sky
- Best for imaging
- Deep sky
- Astro-imaging capability
- Lunar, planetary & long exposure
- User level
- Optical design
- Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
- Optical diameter
- Focal length
- Focal ratio
- Finder scope magnification
- Finder scope lens diameter
- Magnification with included eyepieces
- Resolving power
- Lowest useful magnification
- Highest useful magnification
- Highest theoretical magnification
- Limiting stellar magnitude
- Optical quality
- Diffraction limited
- Finder scope
- Diagonal degrees
- 2" 90° Mirror Star
- Mount type
- Weight, optical tube
- 318.0 lbs.
- Additional included accessories
- Series 5000 PWA 28mm eyepiece, AutoStar II hand controller, AC adapter and DC power cable
- Other features
- Internal zero-shift Crayford style focuser, Starlock automatic guider, LightSwitch style automatic alignment
- Two year