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Meade 8 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free w/UHTC Coatings

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Price: $2,499.00


  • Manufacturer: Meade
  • MPN: 0810-60-03
  • SKU: 0810-60-03
  • Availability: In-Stock - Ships from Warehouse

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Meade has created a design with the same coma free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories have come to expect. The LX200-ACF (Advanced Coma Free) is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast.
  

The LX200-ACF optical system delivers the same sharp, flat, coma-free field from edge to edge as a typical Ritchey-Chretien. The use of the corrector plate in the ACF system creates a closed and protected optical tube, reduces astigmatism and eliminates the diffraction spikes inherent in the traditional RC design.
  

The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive™, Smart Mount™, AutoStar® II and more. Plus, the LX200-ACF comes with observatory-class optics crafted in Irvine, California, Field Tripod, 1.25" Diagonal Prism, and a Series 4000 26mm 5-Element Plössl eyepiece.
  

Specifications
  

Optical Design:
Advanced Coma Free

Clear Aperture:
203mm (8")

Focal Length Focal Ratio:
2000mm f/10(8")

Maximum Practical Visual Power:
600X (8")

Telescope Mounting:
Heavy-duty fork type; double-tine

Primary Mirror Lock:
Included (progressive tension) All models

Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser:
Optional accessory. Order PN: 07080

Eyepiece:
Series 4000 26mm Super Ploss

Viewfinder:
8 x 50mm

GPS, True-level and North sensors:
Included (16-channel GPS receiver) All models

Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode:
1-arc min. All models

Autostar® II Hand Controller:
Included (147,541 object database) All models
 

Batteries (user-supplied):
8 x C-cells

Battery Life (approx.):
20 hrs

Slew Speed:
RA and Dec: 0.01x to 1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 8°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments. All models

Tracking Rates:
Sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates All models

Primary, Secondary Mirrors:
Pyrex® glass

Correcting Plate/Lens:
Water white glass

Total Net Telescope Weight:
73 lbs.

Telescope Shipping Weight (approx.):
94 lbs.

Field Tripod Height all models:
30" to 44" variable

UHTC:
Included

OTA-Only Weight:
14.14 lbs.

OTA-Only Dimensions:
9.5 in x 9.5 in x 17.5 in





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8 LX200R, GREAT OPTICS!!

By David Landreth on October, 16th 2009

I RECEIVED MY NEW 8 LX200R ABOUT A WEEK AGO AND WAS I IMPRESSED. GOOD LOOKING, ROCK SOLID MOUNT, GOTO WAS GREAT. THE AUTO ALIGNMENT WORKED WONDERFULLY. AND BEST OF ALL WAS THE OPTICS, !!WOW!! IN MY OPINION WAY BETTER THAN ALL THE SCTS IVE EVER OWNED! IVE HAD A C-8, 5, 6, 8 LX90, 8 LX200, AND LOTS OF OTHER NON SCT TELESCOPES. NOW THE QUESTION, HOW WOULD I RATE THE OPTICS COMPARED TO QUALITY REFRACOR. WELL I HAVE ONLY OWNED ONE, A TV 85 & I WILL TELL YOU I LIKE THE VIEW QUITE A BIT BETTER IN MY LX200R THAN THE TV 85. CRISP PINPOINT STARS AND A LOT BRIGHTER VIEW DUE TO THE LARGER SIZE OF THE LX200R. THE COLLIMATION WAS I MEAN DEAD ON. TEXT BOOK DIFFRACTION RINGS ON BOTH SIDES OF FOCUS. I WAS AMAZED HOW WELL THE RINGS LOOKED, I HAD TO STOP FOR A MINUTE OR SO TO ADMIRE THEM. I AM WELL SATISFIED WITH THIS SCOPE PURCHASE & WOULD RECCOMMEND THE LX200R TO ANYONE! PRETTY EXPENSIVE SCOPE BUT I THINK WELL WORTH THE MONEY. THANKS DAVID LANDRETH TX

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