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).
|Optical Design||Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)|
|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|
|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|