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Meade 8 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free w/UHTC Coatings

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Meade has created a design with the same coma free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories have come to expect. The LX200-ACF (Advanced Coma Free) is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast.

The LX200-ACF optical system delivers the same sharp, flat, coma-free field from edge to edge as a typical Ritchey-Chretien. The use of the corrector plate in the ACF system creates a closed and protected optical tube, reduces astigmatism and eliminates the diffraction spikes inherent in the traditional RC design.

The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive™, Smart Mount™, AutoStar® II and more. Plus, the LX200-ACF comes with observatory-class optics crafted in Irvine, California, Field Tripod, 1.25" Diagonal Prism, and a Series 4000 26mm 5-Element Plössl eyepiece.


Optical Design:
Advanced Coma Free

Clear Aperture:
203mm (8")

Focal Length Focal Ratio:
2000mm f/10(8")

Maximum Practical Visual Power:
600X (8")

Telescope Mounting:
Heavy-duty fork type; double-tine

Primary Mirror Lock:
Included (progressive tension) All models

Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser:
Optional accessory. Order PN: 07080

Series 4000 26mm Super Ploss

8 x 50mm

GPS, True-level and North sensors:
Included (16-channel GPS receiver) All models

Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode:
1-arc min. All models

Autostar® II Hand Controller:
Included (147,541 object database) All models

Batteries (user-supplied):
8 x C-cells

Battery Life (approx.):
20 hrs

Slew Speed:
RA and Dec: 0.01x to 1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 8°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments. All models

Tracking Rates:
Sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates All models

Primary, Secondary Mirrors:
Pyrex® glass

Correcting Plate/Lens:
Water white glass

Total Net Telescope Weight:
73 lbs.

Telescope Shipping Weight (approx.):
94 lbs.

Field Tripod Height all models:
30" to 44" variable


OTA-Only Weight:
14.14 lbs.

OTA-Only Dimensions:
9.5 in x 9.5 in x 17.5 in

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