Meade 10" LX200-ACF f/10 Modified SCT Catadioptric OTA Telescope

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ME-1010-60-01
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  • Meade 10" LX200-ACF f/10 Modified SCT Catadioptric OTA Telescope

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    • 254 mm (10-inch) Aperture
    • 2500 mm Focal Length
    • f/10 Focal Ratio
    • Advanced Coma Free Optics

    Meade 10" LX200-ACF f/10 Modified SCT Catadioptric OTA Telescope

    This LX200-ACF (a 10-Inch f/10 ACF UHTC OTA here) telescope by Meade brings advanced Coma Free optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. The Meade LX200-ACF combines a revolutionary new optical system with the field-proven mechanical features of the original Meade LX200 - the most widely used research-grade telescope in astronomy today.

    Why choose the Meade LX200-ACF? Because coma isn't some sort of astronomical state of unconsciousness. It's an optical aberration. Precisely defined, coma is a distortion in which the image of a star cannot be focused to a point, but takes on the shape of a comet. Worst yet, the majority of telescope optical systems, including the popular Schmidt-Cassegrain, have it to one degree or another. Once, you would have had to spend tens of thousands of dollars for an aplanatic optical system (a fancy term for coma-free). Now that Meade has made this Advanced Coma-Free optical system, this level of performance is affordable to the amateur.

    • f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Building from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new design with the same coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories have come to expect from classic Ritchey-Chretien optics. Meade's Advanced Coma-Free system also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RCs. The LX200-ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast.
    • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20-percent over Meade's standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter.
    • Primary Mirror Lock locks the mirror in place during long-exposure astrophotography.
    • Oversize Primary Mirror diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 8-inch LX200-ACF is actually 8.25-inch). This additional 1/4-inch yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
    • Coma Killer - What is coma? It's not some sort of astronomical state of unconsciousness. It is an optical aberration. Precisely defined, coma is a distortion in which the image of a star cannot be focused to a point, but takes on the shape of a comet.
    • AutoAlign - Telescopes with Meade's AutoAlign come pre-aligned. They are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two fail-proof alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.

    OPT Product Number: ME-1010-60-03

    Specifications

    Aperture250 mm (9.84")
    Dawes Limit0.46 arcseconds
    Focal Length2500 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    Hightest Magnification500x
    Limiting Magnitude15.7
    ManufacturerMeade
    Optical DesignModified SCT
    Tube Weight26 lbs
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
    • Meade 10" LX-200 F/10 ACF OTA

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    • Does the LX200 F10 OTA come with a dovetail? Photos do not show one. If it does which size?

      Good afternoon and thanks for asking. We would recommend Meade ME-617001. It's a very nice setup.