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Meade LX200ACF 8" UHTC Telescope WO E Focuser


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Advanced coma free optics combined with state of art electronics make this latest evolution of the Meade LX200 range.

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The "Advanced" in Advanced Coma-Free.
A traditional Ritchey-Chretien (RC) is a type of reflector that delivers a coma-free, flat field of view via hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. RC telescopes (from a variety of manufacturers) are found in most of the world's top observatories and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make, few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. Fortunately, Meade engineers developed a radical new Advanced Coma Free design by combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens-and-spherical-primary-mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element. This ACF design produces a coma-free, flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes at a fraction of the cost. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism, both of which are inherent in the traditional RC design. When reviewing Meade's LX400-ACF Advanced Coma Free, Sky and Telescope magazine said, "It does indeed perform like a Ritchey-Chretien. The difference between the off-axis images (compared to a Schmidt-Cassegrain) was dramatic to say the least."
AutoStar II controller features "Hot Keys" for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database. AutoStar II can be updated with the latest software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets free at

Optical Design Advanced Coma Free
Clear Aperture 203mm (8")
Focal Length 2000mm (78.75")
Focal Ratio f/10
Maximum Practical Visual Power 600X
Telescope Mounting heavy-duty fork, double tine
Primary Mirror Lock progressive tension, included
Eyepiece Series 5000 26mm Plossl
1.25" Diagonal
Viewfinder 8 x 50mm
GPS, True-Level & North Sensors 16-channel GPS receiver, all included
Pointing Precision, HP Mode 1 arc minute
AutoStar II Hand Controller with 147,541 objects
Batteries (user supplied) 8 x C cells
Battery Life (Approx) 20 hours
Slew Speeds RA and Dec: 0.01x to 1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1 degree per second to 8 per second, variable in 0.1 increments
Tracking Rates sidereal, lunar, or custom selected
Primary, Secondary Mirrors Pyrex glass
Correcting Plate/Lens water white glass
Total Net Telescope Weight 33.11 kg.
Field Tripod Height 762mm to 1067mm
UHTC Included

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