The Meade LX200 ACF 14-inch Telescope is a quality OTA that is excellent for planetary astronomy of any kind, putting every inch of its aperture to good use. This excellent OTA is being sold without a tripod, giving you the option to adapt any tripod you like!
Features of the Meade LX200 ACF 14-inch Telescope
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) to good use on every inch of its impressive 14-inch aperture, maximizing the image brightness and contrast to the highest level.
A primary mirror locking mechanism which can be used to completely prevent movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or lengthy observing sessions.
AutoStar II software with a 145,000 object-library with multiple guided tours.
16-channel GPS receiver provides precise and quick star alignment.
Multiple ports including RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a CCD Autoguider (user-supplied) and illuminated reticle.
Internally powered by 8 C-cell (user-supplied) batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter is also available).
Meade LX200 Dual-Fork Mount Features
Provides accurate tracking with the DC-servo driven, super heavy-duty double fork mount.
It's one of the strongest and most rigid mounts in its substantial weight class and demands a solid and dependable pier to mount itself upon.
It can slew anywhere from 1 to 8 degrees per second and can be altered to as fine a level as 0.1 degrees per second, allowing you to fine-tune your slewing speed perfectly to fit your situational needs.
356 mm (14")
(Optional) 12v DC 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply
2 Year Warranty
Eliminates Diffraction Spikes and Improves Astigmatism.
Optics Coated with Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) Providing Improved Light Transmission and Image Brightness!
Heavy-Duty Double Fork Mount, with Fast Slew Speeds of 1 to 8 Degrees Per Second!
Aperture: 355.6 mm.
Focal Ratio: f/10.
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