Meade 6" ACF Telescope OTA - 217029

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  • SKU MEA-217029

The Meade 6” f/10 LX85 ACF optical tube assembly hosts a number of high end features, all in a very compact package. The Advanced Coma Free (ACF) design provides a tack sharp image with no coma distortion, inherent in some other designs. The ACF system also provides for an extremely flat field of view, perfect for astro-imagers with larger camera sensors.

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) provide beautifully bright images of deep-sky objects, with excellent contrast of surface features found on the moon and planets. The optics feature an oversized low-expansion Borosilicate primary mirror and corrector plate. The corrector plate produces zero diffraction spikes because there are no secondary spider vanes, like found on some other designs such as Newtonian reflectors or Ritchey-Chretiens.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

Designed and Manufactured in North America, and the ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

The long 1524mm focal length is housed in a tube that is less than 17” long, and weighs just 9.9 lbs. A Vixen-style dovetail rail is attached to the bottom of the telescope optical tube, meaning it can be attached to any compatible Alt-Az or EQ mount that uses a Vixen-style cradle. The telescope includes a Meade 26mm Super Plössl Eyepiece, 1.25” mirror star diagonal, 8x50 finder scope and dust caps.

Take your visual and imaging pursuits to new heights with the high end optics and super compact tube of the Meade 6” f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly.

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only.

Optical design:  Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical diameter :  152mm
Focal length :  1524mm
Focal ratio :  f/10.0
Finder scope magnification :  8x
Finder scope lens diameter :  50mm
Eyepiece :  Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces :  59x
Resolving power :  0.77arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification :  21x
Highest useful magnification :  300x
Highest theoretical magnification :  300x
Limiting stellar magnitude :  13.5
Optical quality :  Diffraction limited
Finder scope :  8x50
Focuser :  Internal
Diagonal degrees :  1.25" 90° Mirror Star
Mount type :  Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material :  Aluminum
Length of optical tube :  16.5 in.
Weight, optical tube :  9.9 lbs.
Additional included accessories :  Vixen style dovetail bar, 1.25" 90 degree diagonal mirror
Other features :  Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Warranty :  Two year