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.
406 mm (16")
Meade Crackle Blue Matte
Highest Useful Magnification
Limiting Stellar Magnitude
OTA Mount Type
Dual Fork Arms
Meade LX200-ACF 16-inch f/10 UHTC OTA.
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