The Meade LX-600 Telescope is a simple to operate, portable package that makes taking great Astrophotos as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter. The exceptional optical system and integrated collection of features and technology found in Meade's LX-600 is truly unparalleled.
The LX600 integrates a unique star tracking and object finding system into the telescope mount. This integration allows the telescope to center your target perfectly in the field of view. Once centered, the star tracking system communicates directly with the motor drives to automatically assure your scope stays locked onto its target with arcsecond precision. The automated optical tracking system delivers long-exposure guiding with pinpoint stars on astroimages despite misalignments, atmospheric refraction, periodic or other mechanical errors.
The f/8 Advanced Coma-Free Optical System: Meade has completely redesigned these OTAs with a mirror mounting and focusing system to achieve zero image-shift and a two-speed micro-focuser. The scope features faster f/8 ACF optics giving you pinpoint stars all the way across the field of view.
Internal Crayford-style 7:1 Focuser-The completely redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero-image shift, eliminating the need for a mirror lock and integrates a two-speed micro-focuser for quick and easy adjustments.
Solid Fork Mount w/ Heavy Duty 5.75-inch Gears-Large, high-quality worm-gear drives in both axes provide smooth movements with low periodic error, providing the freedom to go horizon to horizon without any meridian flip.
Giant Field Tripod-With 3-inch diameter chromed steel legs and cast aluminum tripod head (adjustable from 34-inches to 54-inches) the Giant Field Tripod provides a research-grade foundation for the LX600.
Alt-Az Mode-makes for the best visual and short exposure experience possible. The LX600 performs LightSwitch fully-automated self-alignment.
StarLockTechnology- centers your target in the eyepiece and track with arcsecond accuracy so you can concentrate on the beautiful, wide fields of pinpoint stars created by the superb f/8 ACF optical system.
AutoStar II GoTo System-puts over 140,000 objects at your fingertips and delivers the fastest GoTo performance available
Filtered Cooling Fan:To keep your telescope in thermal equilibrium the optical tube is equipped with a cooling fan as well as a filtered exhaust vent.
Professional-Grade Fork Mount With 11-inch Gears:The massive 16-inch LX600 fork system, cast in one continuous piece from one declination housing to the other, includes a total of four 80 mm roller bearings in declination (two in each housing) and two roller bearings in right ascension (one each of 100 mm and 150 mm bearings in the RA housing). Usage of these precision roller bearings in the telescope's design permits the addition of substantial auxiliary equipment without the risk of strain on the mount. Large DC-servo motor-driven 11-inch worm gears on both axes yield smooth, precision tracking and slewing required of a professional telescope.
You may want to also include the X Wedge (optional) with your purchase:The X Wedge was designed using advanced CAD analysis to assure both ease of adjustment and rock solid stability using modern light weight alloys. Attractively finished, all standard field installation and adjustments on the X Wedge can be performed with the included tools or using large, easily accessible ergonomic handles and knobs. A wedge is useful for long-exposure imaging and will all you to track the star movements along only one axis (eliminating field rotation) for crisper pin-point stars.
406 mm (16")
2 Year Warranty
16-inch LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock Guide System
AutoStar II Controller
8 x 50 Finderscope w/Bracket
26 mm Series 4 Super Plossl Eyepiece
Super Giant Field Tripod
Heavy Duty Fork Mount
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