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.
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-ACF 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 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: The Advanced Coma-Free or ACF optical design is well known to discerning astro photographers 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 astro photography.
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.