Meade 8" LX200-ACF f/10 OTA Only
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Meade 8" LX200-ACF f/10 OTA Only
The Meade 8-inch LX200-ACF f/10 OTA Telescope is designed with Advanced Coma-Free optical system, removing aberrations and producing pinpoint stars! 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. Check out some of the images that have been taken with this scope down below!
Features of the Meade 8-inch LX200-ACF f/10 OTA
- Primary Mirror Lock locks the mirror in place during long-exposure astrophotography.
- Oversize Primary Mirror diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 8-inch LX200-ACF is actually 8.25-inch). This additional 0.25-inch yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
- Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate designed with outstanding thermal resistance, high-transparency, and mechanical strength.
- Losmandy-style Dovetail machined for lightness and rigidity from aluminum stock and black anodized for tough corrosion-free surfaces.
- Dust Cover keeps your telescope free from dust and debris while not in use.
Refined Optical Design of the Meade LX200-ACF
f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics
Building from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new design with the same coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories have come to expect from classic Ritchey-Chretien optics.
Meade's Advanced Coma-Free system also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RCs. The LX200-ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast.
Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
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.
Meade Product Number: 0810-60-01
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%.
|Aperture||200 mm (8")|
|Dawes Limit||0.58 arcseconds|
|Focal Length||2000 mm|
|Optical Design||Modified SCT|
|Tube Weight||17 lbs|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
- Meade 8-inch LX200 f/10 ACF OTA.
Meade 8" ACF f/10 LX200 OTA
This is my 2nd Meade SCT, and like my previous one, shows a text book star test, indicating very good optics, is solidly built (all metal construction including radius blocks and a Losmandy style dovetail bar, even the end caps are metal), shows no image shift on focusing, has a mirror lock, top of line coatings, and a coma free design. Very impressed and happy! Only issue was collimation was a bit off right out of the box, but that was easily corrected on my first night out.