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Meade LX200-ACF 16" UHTC OTA

SKU : ME-1610-60-01

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  • The Perfect Platform for the Demanding Researcher and Imaging Enthusiast.
  • Delivers a Coma-free, Flat Field of View via Hyperbolic Primary and Secondary Mirrors
  • Aperture: 406 mm (16 inches).
  • Focal Ratio: f/10.
  • Focal Length: 4064 mm.
  • Optical Design: ACF Cassegrain.

Product Details

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    The Meade 16-inch LX200-ACF UHTC OTA brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) optical system like the Ritchey Chretien (RC), including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own similar optics to what the professionals use. 

    By combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens-and-spherical-primary-mirror it performs as one hyperbolic element. This ACF design produces a coma-free, flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes at a fraction of the cost. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism, both of which are inherent in the traditional RC design.

    Meade 16-inch LX200-ACF ACF Telescope Features

    • f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes found in classical RCs. 
    • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTCT): Increases 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 Micro focuser:Allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement.
    • Primary Mirror Lock: Locks the mirror in place during long-exposure astrophotography.
    • Oversize Primary Mirror: Its diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 8-inch LX200-ACF is actually 8.25 inches). This additional 0.25-inch yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.

     

  • specifications

    Aperture406 mm (16")
    Dawes Limit0.03 arcseconds
    Exterior ColorMeade Crackle Blue Matte
    Focal Length4064 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    Highest Useful Magnification960x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude15.5
    Optical DesignModified SCT
    OTA Mount TypeDual Fork Arms
    Tube Weight67 lbs
  • included items

    • Meade LX200-ACF 16-inch f/10 UHTC OTA.

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