Meade 16" LX600 ACF Telescope with Starlock w/o Tripod

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Meade 16" LX600 ACF Telescope with Starlock w/o Tripod
$16,899.00
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  • Features filtered cooling fan and offered without a tripod.
  • The Meade 16" LX600-ACF with Starlock - a unique star tracking and object finding system into the telescope mount.
  • Communicates directly with the motor drives to automatically lock onto its target with arcsecond precision.
  • The Meade 16" LX600-ACF features faster f/8 ACF optics for pinpoint stars all the way across the field of view.
  • Completely redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero-image shift, eliminating the need for a mirror lock and integrates a two-speed microfocuser for quick and easy adjustments.
  • Large, high-quality worm-gear drives in both axes of the Meade 16" LX600-ACF provide smooth movements with low periodic error critical for long exposure astrophotography.
  • Puts over 145,000 objects at your fingertips with the fastest GoTo performance available.
  • Free shipping when drop-shipped from Meade to you!
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Meade 16" LX600-ACF with Starlock



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.

  • Starlock: The LX600 integrates a unique star tracking and object finding system into the telescope mount. This integration allows the telescope to center your target perfectly in the field of view. Once centered, the star tracking system communicates directly with the motor drives to automatically assure your scope stays locked onto its target with arcsecond precision. The automated optical tracking system delivers long-exposure guiding with pinpoint stars on astroimages despite misalignments, atmospheric refraction, periodic or other mechanical errors. This level of precision is unobtainable with systems using high precision encoders, software pointing models, large gears or PEC training - and all without the need of an external computer.
  • New f/8 Advanced Coma-Free Optical System: Meade has completely redesigned the OTAs with a new mirror mounting and focusing system to achieve zero image-shift and a two-speed microfocuser. The scope features faster f/8 ACF optics giving you pinpoint stars all the way across the field of view.
  • Internal Crayford-style 7:1 Focuser: The completely redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero-image shift, eliminating the need for a mirror lock and integrates a two-speed microfocuser for quick and easy adjustments.
  • Alt/Az Mode: In alt/az mode, the LX600 also makes for the best visual and short exposure experience possible. The LX600 performs LightSwitch fully-automated self alignment. StarLock will put every target dead center in the eyepiece and track with arcsecond accuracy so you can concentrate on the beautiful, wide fields of pinpoint stars created by the superb f/8 ACF optical system.
  • Autostar II Controller: Puts over 145,000 objects at your fingertips with the fastest GoTo performance available (8 per second). Or you can control the system from an external computer.

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.


Meade Product Number: 1608-70-01N

Images depict fully - and optionally - accessorized LX600-ACF 16" model. Included items are listed under the tab to your left.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-1608-70-01N
UPC Code 709942502053
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade LX600
Optical Design Modified Cassegrain
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - GoTo
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 16"
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
Eyepiece(s) Included 26mm
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
Smart Drive? Yes
GPS Included? Yes
Autoguider Port? Yes
Includes Starlock? Yes
LNT Included? Yes
OTA Cooling Fan? Yes
Mount Weight N/A
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Power Adapter Included Meade Universal Power Supply
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Included Items

Included Items

  • 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
  • Heavy Duty Fork Mount
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