BUY A 10", 12", 14" OR 16" NEW LX200®-ACF® TELESCOPE Get a SolarMax®40 H-a telescope FREE! $1,699 US Retail
Meade's legendary LX200-ACF provides the perfect combination of state-of-the-art Advanced Coma-Free® optics, precision mechanics, cutting edge electronics and computer control to the astronomer interested in serious observing, imaging and research for a price thousands of dollars less than systems with similar capabilities.
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The most widely used research telescope on earth now comes with the most advanced optical system in space. Meade’s all new LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Now you can own what the professionals own. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive™, Smart Mount™, AutoStar® II and more. Plus, the LX200-ACR comes with observatory-class optics crafted in Irvine, California, and a Series 5000 26mm 5-Element Plössl eyepiece. The new LX200-ACF. It’s the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.
Advanced f/10 Coma-Free Optics: The Advanced Coma-Free or ACF optical design is well known to discerning astrophotographers and is the telescope optical design in many of the leading professional observatories of the world. The LX200-ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast with telescopes available in apertures of 8 inches, 10 inches, 12 inches, 14 inches, and 16 inches.
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.
Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement.
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" LX200-ACF is actually 8.25").
This additional 1/4" yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
Smart Mount™ constantly refines pointing accuracy each time an object is centered and updated. Compatible with both equatorial and altazimuth mounts.