This 8″ LX200-ACF has 8” diameter f/10 ACF optics (focal length 2000mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Features the advanced LX200 AutoStar II computer system with 145,000 object library, a couple of guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability with sub arc-minute pointing accuracy, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with Meade’s level north technology alignment system incorporating a 16 channel GPS receiver. The Autostar II is flash-updatable by means of free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable required). The drive base of the telescope has a couple of input and output ports including an RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a (user supplied) CCD Autoguider and illuminated reticle. Mechanically loaded as well all LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror all through long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescopes main focal point knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift as a result of mirror movement all through visual, photographic, or imaging applications. All LX200-ACF models feature the DC-servo driven super heavy duty double fork mount, the strongest and most rigid mount in its class. Fast slew speeds are from 1 to 8 degrees per second, and will also be user selected at .1 degree per second increments, whilst fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds will also be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries so one can generally operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also to be had). The mount additionally has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if for some reason you found yourself without power. The LX200-ACF comes fully equipped with a heavy duty height adjustable Meade Field Tripod, 1.25″ diagonal mirror, Series 4000 26mm Plössl eyepiece, 8×50 viewfinder with quick release bracket and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC. Scope weight is 45 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
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8″ f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics – 2000mm focal length
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
1.25″ diagonal mirror, Single Speed Focuser
Series 4000 26mm Plössl eyepiece, 8×50 viewfinder with quick release bracket and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC
Standard Field Tripod
AutoStar II GOTO system