Meade 16" LX600 ACF Telescope with Starlock w/o Tripod

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Meade 16" LX600 ACF Telescope with Starlock w/o Tripod

The Meade LX600 is a simple to operate and portable telescope-mount combo that makes taking great astrophotos as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter. The telescope is one of Meade's excellent ACF (Advanced Coma Free) Telescopes, utilizing an enhanced variant of the Cassegrain design to achieve superb optical effectiveness. The mount uses Meade's Starlock and the Autostar II controller to make finding your targets in the night sky and staying locked on an absolute breeze. Together, this high power combo just needs a tripod that can handle the combined weight of a powerful fork mount and a 16" OTA: 276 lbs. And from there, the night sky is yours.

  • Starlock: 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. This level of precision is unobtainable with systems using high precision encoders, software pointing models, large gears or PEC training - and all without the need of an external computer.
  • New f/8 Advanced Coma-Free Optical System: Meade has completely redesigned the OTAs with a new mirror mounting and focusing system to achieve zero image-shift and a two-speed microfocuser. 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 microfocuser for quick and easy adjustments.
  • Alt/Az Mode: In alt/az mode, the LX600 also makes for the best visual and short exposure experience possible. The LX600 performs LightSwitch fully-automated self alignment. StarLock will put every target dead center 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 Controller: Puts over 145,000 objects at your fingertips with the fastest GoTo performance available (8 per second). Or you can control the system from an external computer.
Features Exclusive to the Meade 16" LX600-ACF
  • 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" Gears: The massive 16" LX600 fork system, cast in one continuous piece from one declination housing to the other, includes a total of four 80mm roller bearings in declination (two in each housing)
    and two roller bearings in right ascension (one each of 100mm and 150mm 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" worm gears on both axes yield smooth, precision tracking and slewing required of a professional telescope.
  • X Wedge (optional): 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.
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  • Aperture: 16"
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Focal Length: 3251mm
  • Reverse Crayford Focuser
  • 16" LX600 ACF Telescope with Starlock Guide System
  • Autostar II Controller
  • 8x50 Finderscope w/ Bracket
  • 26mm Series 4 Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • Heavy Duty Fork Mount

Additional Information

Finder Included8 x 50 Optical Finder
Free ShippingYes
Hand Controller IncludedAutoStar II
Mount DesignAzimuth
Mount TypeComputerized GoTo
Objects in DatabaseOver 145000
Optical CoatingsMeade UHTC
Optical DesignModified Schmidt Cassegrain
Software IncludedAutoStar Suite
Telescope Aperture406 mm (16")
Telescope Focal Length3251mm
Telescope Focal Ratiof/8
Telescope SeriesLX600
Warranty1 Year Warranty

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