LX600-ACF 16" f/8 w/StarLock
LX600-ACF 16" f/8 w/StarLock
LX600-ACF 16" f/8 w/StarLock

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LX600-ACF 16" f/8 w/StarLock

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$ 18,999.00
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Overview

  • 16" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3251mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Crayford Focuser
  • StarLock automatic guider
  • Super Giant Field Tripod
  • AutoStar II GOTO system

Description

    Meade Instruments is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of industry leading developments, the LX600 with Super Giant Field Tripod. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma Free optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge when using large image sensors and extreme wide-angle eyepieces. The 16" LX600 includes the patented Starlock auto-guiding system for automatic full-time guiding with one arc-second precision under good seeing conditions, zero image-shifter focuser, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 14,000 object library, and much more.

    The Meade 16" LX600 has our fast f/8 ACF optics 3251mm focal length) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero-image shift when focusing eliminating the need for re-centering your object and includes an internal Crayford-style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

    The massive 16" LX600 dual fork mount features 11" main gears and boasts pointing accuracy of one arcminute or better in High Precision Mode. This rock solid platform is sure to exceed the need for the most demanding applications.

    The included Super Giant Field Tripod ensures a research grade foundation for this largest of the LX600 models and is remarkably transportable for an instrument of its size and specifications.

    Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.

    The 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 14,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal with enhanced 99% reflectivity, Meade 2" MWA 21mm eyepiece, and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket.

    Power panel includes the following ports: 12V input, 12V output, illuminated reticle, handbox, RS-232 x1, StarLock, Aux, and Focuser.

    Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

     

     

    Specifications

    Clear Aperture 16"
    Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
    Optical Coatings UHTC™
    Focal Length 3251mm
    Focal Ratio f/8
    Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) .285 arc-seconds
    Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
    Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
    Eyepiece(s) 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl
    Focuser Mechanism Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
    Diagonal Series 5000™ 2" Dielectric Diagonal
    Mount Type Heavy-duty fork type; double-tine; removable
    Hand Controller AutoStar® II
    Object Database 145,000 objects
    Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 1 arc-minute (+/-)
    Periodic Error Correction Both Axes
    Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) Yes
    StarLock™ Yes
    Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock < 1 arc-second
    Slow Motion Controls Mechanical & Electronic
    Slew Speeds RA and Dec: 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 2°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments.
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
    Control Panel 12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port
    Tripod Super Giant Field Tripod
    Power 12v DC, 5 amp Power Supply
    GPS Receiver Yes
    Time Chip Yes
    Electronic Focuser Optional
    Smart Mount™ Yes
    Smart Drive™ Yes
    Anti-vibration Pads Optional

     

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