Click to enlargeMeade LX600-ACF 10" F/8 w/Giant Field Tripod

Meade Instruments is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of industry leading developments, the LX600, 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.

This 10" LX600 has 10” diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 2032mm) 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 revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.

The 10" 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 #07080 sold separately.

Approximate Shipping Weight: 181 lbs.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Series LX600 Telescopes

Warranty 1 Year

Experience Level Advanced

Clear Aperture 10"

Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings UHTC™

Focal Length 2032mm

Focal Ratio f/8

Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.456 arc-seconds

Oversized Primary Mirror Yes

Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle

Eyepiece(s) 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl

Focuser Mechanism Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 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

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, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port

Tripod Giant Field 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

Availability: Usually ships the next business day


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