Aspiring astronomers can now experience the professional advantage of Ritchey-Chrétien optics - the same type of observatory reflector used in NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. This impressive reflector delivers a flat field of view through hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. The resulting image is coma-free - absent of distortion where image of a star takes on the shape of a comet, because it cannot be focused to a point. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism, both of which are inherent in the traditional Richey-Chrétien design.
A GPS sensor inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope, while a Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement. The oversized primary mirror, 26mm five-element Plössl eyepiece, and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings deliver wide, fully illuminated, clarified, and bright images. Additional features of these incredible telescopes include Meade’s exclusive SmartDrive, Smart Mount, AutoAlign and AutoStar II
The LX200ACF telescopes are available in apertures of 8”, 10”, 12”, 14”, and three different models at 16”.
Focal Length Focal Ratio: 2000mm f/10(8”), 2500mm f/10 (10”), 3048mm f/10 (12”), 3556mm f/10 (14”), 4064mm; f/10 (16”)
Maximum Practical Visual Power: 600X (8”), 650X (10”), 750X (12”), 850X (14”), 950X (16”) With the purchase of any LX200ACF telescope you can get a Meade MySky FREE!
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