Meade 16" LX600-ACF with Starlock & MAX Wedge
The Meade LX600 is a simple to operate, portable package that makes taking great astrophotos as easy as focusing your
camera and opening the shutter. The collection of features and technology integrated into the LX600 is unavailable from any other manufacturer and cannot be duplicated by just attaching a set of add-ons to another scope.
Features Exclusive to the Meade 16" LX600-ACF...
- Filtered Cooling Fan: To keep your telescope in thermal equilibrium the optical tube is equipped with a cooling fan as well as a filtered exhaust vent.
- Professional-Grade Fork Mount With 11" Gears: The massive 16" LX600 fork system, cast in one continuous piece from one declination housing to the other, includes a total of four 80mm roller bearings in declination (two in each housing)
and two roller bearings in right ascension (one each of 100mm and 150mm bearings in the RA housing). Usage of these precision roller bearings in the telescope's design permits the addition of substantial auxiliary equipment without the risk of strain on the mount. Large DC-servo motor-driven 11" worm gears on both axes yield smooth, precision tracking and slewing required of a professional telescope.
- MAX Wedge (optional): The MAX Wedge was designed using advanced CAD analysis to assure both ease of adjustment and rock solid stability using modern light weight alloys. Attractively finished, all standard field installation and adjustments on the MAX Wedge can be performed with the included tools or using large, easily accessible ergonomic handles and knobs.
- MAX Tripod: The MAX Tripod can be transported or permanently installed. It provides a wide stance to assure that it can safely carry the 16" LX600s payload in all orientations, but still collapses down to a size that is easy to handle. It will even fit in a single vehicle with the rest of your gear.The hinged feet are fitted with built-in anti-vibration pads for the most stable viewing possible.
Meade Product Number: 1608-70-02
Images depict fully - and optionally - accessorized LX600-ACF 16" model. Included items are listed under the tab to your left.
|Telescope Series||Meade LX600|
|Optical Design||Modified Cassegrain|
|Mount Type||Alt-Azimuth - GoTo|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
|Telescope Focal Ratio||f/8|
|Telescope Focal Length||3251mm|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||Info Not Provided By Manufacturer|
|Highest Useful Magnification||Info Not Provided By Manufacturer|
|Optical Coatings||Fully Multi-Coated|
|Dew Shield Included?||No, Sold Separately|
|Diagonal Included?||Yes - 2" Star Diagonal|
|Optical Tube Weight||Info Not Provided By Manufacturer|
|Total Telescope Weight||374 lbs.|
|Length of Optical Tube||Info Not Provided By Manufacturer|
|Optical Tube Outer Diameter||Info Not Provided By Manufacturer|
|Tube Color or Finish||Meade Crackle Blue Matte|
|OTA Mount Type||Dobsonian Cradle|
|Finder Included||8 x 50 Optical Finder|
|CD ROMs Included||AutoStar Suite|
|Hand Controller Included?||Yes|
|Controller Type||AutoStar II|
|Objects in Database||145,000|
|Eclips Camera Included?||No|
|OTA Cooling Fan?||Yes|
|Built-in Dew Heater?||No|
|Mount Weight||Tripod = 81 lbs.|
|Tripod Type Included||Giant Heavy Duty|
|Power Adapter Included||Meade Universal Power Supply|
- Meade 16" LX600 ACF Telescope w/ Starlock
- Autostar II Controller
- Built in Cooling Fans
- 8x50 Finder Scope
- Autostar Suite Software
- 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece
- 2" Enhanced Star Diagonal
- 7:1 Internal Crayford Focuser
- 12V Universal Power Supply
- Heavy Duty Fork Mount
- MAX Tripod
- MAX Wedge