About the Meade LX600-ACF 16" f/8 OTA...
Meade Telescope is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of industry leading developments, the Meade 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free, 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 Meade 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free has 16" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 3251mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned Meade Telescope mirror mounting system achieves zero image shift eliminating the need for a mirror lock and includes an internal Crayford style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.
The massive Meade 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free dual fork mount features 11" main gears and boasts pointing accuracy of one arcminute or better in High Precision Mode. This rock solid Meade Telescope platform is sure to exceed the need for the most demanding applications. Includes StarLock - the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.
The Meade 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal, 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. Additional Meade Telescope Eyepieces, Meade Telescope Mounts and Tripods, and Meade Telescope Accessories are readily available! Does NOT include a tripod.
Meade LX600-ACF 16" f/8 OTA Features...
- 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
- Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
- Crayford Focuser
- StarLock automatic guider
- AutoStar II GOTO system
Meade LX600-ACF 16" f/8 OTA Specifications...
Clear Aperture: 16"
Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings: UHTC
Focal Length: 3251mm
Focal Ratio: f/8
Resolving Power (Dawes Limit): .285 arc-seconds
OTA Cooling Fan: Yes
Mirror Lock: Yes
Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes
Focuser Mechanism: Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
Viewfinder: 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Eyepiece(s): 26mm Series 4000 Super Plssl
Diagonal: Series 5000 2" Dielectric Diagonal
Mount Type: Heavy-duty fork type; double-tine; removable
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
Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock:
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 deg/sec. to 2 deg/sec., variable in 0.1 deg 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
Power: 12v DC, 5 amp Power Supply
GPS Receiver: Yes
Time Chip: Yes
Electronic Focuser: Included
Smart Mount: Yes
Smart Drive: YesMeade Product Number: 1608-70-01N