16" LX200-ACF (f/10) OTA w/UHTC
This is a Meade 16" aperture LX200 ACF (f/10) Telescope which is sold as an Optical Tube Assembly, only (OTA).
This telescope is intended for users who want to mount the OTA on their existing mount system. Does not include a mount or tripod.
Meade's LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, and more. The new LX200-ACF. It's the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.
f/10 Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) Optics. Building from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new design with the same coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RCs. The LX200-ACF is the perfect telescope OTA for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast.
Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™). Increasing total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade's standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter.
Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser. Standard with the 16" models, allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement. Perfect for astroimaging or during planetary observation.
Oversized Primary Mirror diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 8" LX200-ACF is actually 8.25"). This additional 1/4" yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view. Primary Mirror Lock allows you to lock the mirror in place preventing movement during long-exposure astrophotography.
Customer Note: The photo shows a telescope complete with fork mount, electronic drives, and tripod, for illustration purposes, only. Your product is an Optical Tube Assembly (OTA), only!
The Meade AudioStar features audio files and an internal speaker. This computerized celestial object locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port allowing a quick telescope alignment.
Once aligned with the sky the AudioStar is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability the AudioStar permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple Guided Tours, digital positional readouts, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.
AudioStar Controller #07640 is compatable with the StarNavigator, ETX, LT, LX80, LX90, and LXD75 series telescopes.
$ 49.95 $ 44.95
Meade Green Laser Pointer- a great item for star parties and backyard astronomy.
This high quality pointer includes an elegant carrying case and runs on two AAA batteries (included). This bright pen style laser makes a great gift item or accessory for any astronomer. Soft rubber grip fits comfortably in your hand. The safe, brilliant green laser beam is visible up to 25,000 feet away.
Wavelength is 532nm at less than 5mW. This laser is made to U.S. FDA laser standards. Instructions included.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.