Meade 14" LX850-ACF f/8 Modified SCT Catadioptric OTA Telescope

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ME-1408-80-01
  • Aperture: 355 mm (14")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Focal Length: 2840 mm
  • Optical Design: ACF Cassegrain
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Meade 14" LX850-ACF f/8 Modified SCT Catadioptric OTA Telescope

The science behind the Meade f/8 optical tube starts with their patented ACF optics. Improving upon the original Schmidt Cassegrain design, Meade's ACF optics deliver the ultimate in clarity, contrast and flat field of view. Natural coma and optical abberations are eliminated allowing for pin point round stars to the edge of the field. These qualities make Meade ACF optical tubes excellent imaging instruments. However, by pairing this revolution in optical design with their Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), light transmission and detail are greatly increased allowing you visually discern fainter objects than ever before - an observer's dream! This OTA is built for speed too. Traditional Schmidt Cassegrains would typically have a field stop of f/10, at only f/8 your exposure times are exponentially decreased allowing you to get more imaging in each night.

Features:
  • ACF (Advanced Coma Free) Optics for maximum sharpness and clarity.
  • UHTC (Ultra High Transmission Coatings) for 20% more contrast and brightness when compared to Meade's original optical coatings.
  • Losmandy style dovetail for fast and easy attachment to your choice of mount.
  • Includes Vixen style, top mounted accesssory dovetail to readily accept a wide variety of accessories including guide scopes and cameras.

 

This product does not come with a finder scope.

 

OPT Product Number: ME-1408-80-01

Included Technology

Advanced Coma-Free Optics (ACF)

Building from a classic RC design, Meade created a new design with coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field. The ACF design reduces astigmatism and eliminates dffraction spikes found in classical RCs. TheACF is the perfect plattfor for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast with telescopes available in aperture of 6-inches, 8-inches,10-inches, 12-inches, 14-inches, and 16-inches

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)

Specialized Multi-layered coating that are preciesely designed to improve the performance of your telescopes optics. You'll see brighter star clusters, more fine details in nebulas, and more surface features on planets with UHTC than without. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%.

SPECIFICATIONS

Aperture355 mm (14")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2"x24tpi
Camera/Eyepiece Connection3.27"x16tpi
Dawes Limit0.33 arcseconds
Focal Length2845 mm
Focal Ratiof/8.01
Free ShippingYes
Hightest Magnification710x
Light Gathering Power2572x
Limiting Magnitude16.5
Optical DesignMaksutov Cassegrain
Optical DesignModified SCT
Tube Weight63 lbs

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • 14" F/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly