The Meade 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free Telescope is 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, LightSwitch style auto-alignment, a Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, an AutoStar II GOTO system with over 145,000 object library, and much more.
This Meade 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free 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 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 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 ACF Telescope comes fully equipped with an AutoStar II keypad containing a 145,000 object library, a Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal, a 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece, and an 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket. The power panel includes the following ports: 12V input, 12V output, illuminated reticle, controller, RS-232 x1, StarLock, Aux, and Focuser. Meade Microfocuser compatible.
Meade LX600-ACF 16" f/8 OTA Features...
16" f/8 Advanced Coma-Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
StarLock automatic guider
AutoStar II GOTO system
Meade LX600-ACF 16" f/8 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 Plossl
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
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: Yes
Meade Product Number: 1608-70-01N