Meade 8" ACF Telescope OTA - 217030

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SKU: MEA-217030
Regular price $2,160.00 CAD

Product details

  • SKU MEA-217030

The Meade 8” f/10 LX85 ACF optical tube assembly offers large aperture in a very compact form. Designed to be portable and lightweight, and includes a Vixen-style dovetail bar mounted to the bottom of the tube which allow attachment to any Vixen compatible mount.

The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system features Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), an oversized low-expansion Borosilicate primary mirror and corrector plate, and beautiful diffraction limited optics. The ACF optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of amateur astronomers at an affordable price. Using this Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance - with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and of course no diffractions spikes impeding the view as with a reflector 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 optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

Optical features include an 8" (203mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. The internal single speed focuser provides fine control of focus and the UHTC coatings provide impressive views of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a 1.25" 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece and an 8x50 optical finder scope. With included accessories, the optical tube weighs 11.5 lbs (5.2kg) with dimensions of 460mm length X 250mm diameter.

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 :  203mm
Focal length :  2032mm
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 :  78x
Resolving power :  0.57arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification :  29x
Highest useful magnification :  300x
Highest theoretical magnification :  406x
Limiting stellar magnitude :  14.2
Optical quality :  Diffraction limited
Finder scope :  8x50
Focuser :  Internal
Mount type :  Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material :  Aluminum
Weight, optical tube :  11.5 lbs.
Additional included accessories :  Vixen style dovetail bar, 1.25" 90 degree diagonal mirror
Other features :  Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Warranty :  Two year