14" Aperture LX200-ACF f/10 Advanced Coma-Free w/UHTC without Tripod
The LX200-ACF 14"/356mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit from Meade brings to market a sophisticated catadioptric optical design favored by research facilities worldwide. Most professional applications are either this style of telescope or gargantuan apochromatic refractors. Meade's 14" LX200-ACF with UHTC multicoatings is a serious deep space instrument, with more than 3x the light gathering of common 8" catadioptrics. In order to truly take advantage of its outrageous capacity, it requires either the blessing of night skies unpolluted by artificial light or a pair of dedicated observers willing to move this large and heavy scope to where such darkness exists.
Although this premium 14" catadioptric scope's robust twin-fork altazimuth mount is meant for delightful observing first and foremost, it is easily adapted to extended astrophotography by using either Meade's Deep Sky Imager (which eliminates field rotation via software), Field De-Rotator, or #07008 Equatorial Wedge. Power is supplied by 8 "C" batteries, but via optional accessories you can also adapt to an AC wall unit or a vehicle's cigarette lighter (which can operate in the field off of a Celestron Power Tank).
For 2009, Meade has refined the delivery of the LX200-ACF models to meet the demands of the marketplace. They now no longer includes the #07080 electric focuser as standard equipment, and use a Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepiece instead of the Series 5000 version.
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.
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.