Meade 10" F/10 LX200 ACF UHTC OTA

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Meade 10" F/10 LX200 ACF UHTC OTA
$1,699.00
Item # ME-1010-60-01
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  • Choose the most popular of the Meade LX200 telescopes! The Meade 10" LX200-ACF will satisfy most amateur astronomers for a lifetime.
  • Meade ACF, or Advanced Coma-Free, optics offer a flatter field and pinpoint stars out to the edges of the field of view.
  • This Meade 10" LX200-ACF Telescope features Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings!
  • For a Limited Time, while Supplies Last, we will be including the M10-6 Model 'Bobs Knobs' Collimation knobs with this telescope at no additional charge! These knobs make Collimating your scope drastically easier, leaving the process far more efficient. See the video below for details!
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Meade 10" f/10 LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope Features

  • f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Building from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new design with the same coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories have come to expect from classic Ritchey-Chrétien optics. Meade's Advanced Coma-Free system also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RCs. The LX200-ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast.
  • 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.
  • Primary Mirror Lock locks the mirror in place during long-exposure astrophotography.
  • 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.
  • Coma Killer - What is coma? It's not some sort of astronomical state of unconsciousness. It's an optical aberration. Precisely defined, coma is a distortion in which the image of a star cannot be focused to a point, but takes on the shape of a comet.
  • AutoAlign - Telescopes with Meade's AutoAlign come pre-aligned. They are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two fail-proof alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.  

Bobs Knobs- Limited Time Offer!



Why choose the Meade LX200-ACF? Because coma isn't some sort of astronomical state of unconsciousness. It’s an optical aberration. Precisely defined, coma is a distortion in which the image of a star cannot be focused to a point, but takes on the shape of a comet. Worst yet, the majority of telescope optical systems, including the popular Schmidt-Cassegrain, have it to one degree or another. Once, you would have had to spend tens of thousands of dollars for an aplanatic optical system (a fancy term for coma-free). Now that Meade has made this Advanced Coma-Free optical system, this level of performance is affordable to the amateur.

The Meade LX200-ACF™ telescope brings advanced Coma Free optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. The Meade LX200-ACF combines a revolutionary new optical system with the field-proven mechanical features of the original Meade LX200 - the most widely used research-grade telescope in astronomy today. Dr. Clay Sherrod says: “I personally know over 100 amateur astronomers using LX200's out-of-the-box (new ones and old ones) to provide research data to professionals around the world. One friend of mine used his 14" LX200 to discover binary asteroids using light curves. It’s remarkable stuff that only the pros could do before.”

Meade Product Number: 1010-60-03


Customer Note: Images may show the #1209 Microfocuser, which is no longer standard with the LX200-ACF telescope.

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Additional Information

SKU ME-1010-60-01
UPC Code 709942998061
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade Optical Tubes
Optical Design Modified Cassegrain
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 10"
Telescope Focal Ratio F/10
Telescope Focal Length 2500mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.5
Highest Useful Magnification 600x
Optical Coatings Meade UHTC
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? No - Sold Separately
Tube Color or Finish Meade Crackle Blue Matte
OTA Mount Type Dual Fork Arms
Finder Included None
CD ROMs Included None
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Counterweights Included SEE CODE 27*** SEE CODE 27***
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Does the LX200 F10 OTA come with a dovetail? Photos do not show one. If it does which size?
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