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Meade 16" f/8 LX600-ACF Telescope with StarLock - 1608-70-03

Meade   ——   SKU: MEA-1608-70-03
old price $25,459.00 – 16% savings
$21,385.00 CAD
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Meade LX600-ACF 16" f/8 Telescope - with Starlock & Tripod

  • 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Crayford Focuser
  • StarLock automatic guider
  • Super Giant Field Tripod
  • AutoStar II GOTO system

The fast f/8 Meade LX600-ACF 16" 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 LX600 16" telescope 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 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 16" LX600 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 Meade StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.

The 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free Telescope 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. This telescope also includes the Meade Super Giant Field Tripod which will provide a rock-solid, robust support for your large 16" telescope package. This tripod will be appreciated by anyone doing astrophotography or CCD imaging work.

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. 

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Main image shows the 16" ACF mounted equatorially on a ghost tripod and wedge.  These two pieces as shown are not included.  You will, however, receive a Giant Field Tripod, allowing you to achieve an alt-az configuration.  If you need this scope to be mounted equatorially, we recommend you buy the model without the tripod, and mount it on an equatorial pier, such as the Meade 16" Permanent Equatorial Pier (07006).

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
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 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
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 Super Giant Field Tripod
Power 12v DC, 5 amp Power Supply
GPS Receiver Yes
Time Chip Yes
Electronic Focuser Optional
Smart Mount™ Yes
Smart Drive™ Yes
Anti-vibration Pads Optional
Meade LX600-ACF 16" f/8 Telescope with Starlock & Super Giant Field Tripod - 1608-70-03 for $21801.00 at Khan Scope Centre
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