Meade Instruments 1010-60-03 LX200-ACF 10-Inch (f/10) 145K object Database Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with Autostar II Hand Controller
Meade Instruments 1010-60-03 LX200-ACF 10-Inch (f/10) 145K object – REVIEW
This 10″ LX200-ACF has 10″ diameter f/10 ACF optics (focal length 2500mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for optimum image brightness and contrast.
Features the innovative LX200 AutoStar II computer system with 145,000 things library, several assisted tours, High Precision Pointing capability with sub arc-minute pointing accuracy, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.
Precise and fast star alignment is done near easily with Meade’s level north technology alignment system including a 16 channel GPS receiver.
The Autostar II is flash-updatable through totally free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable television needed). The drive base of the telescope has several input and output ports consisting of an RS-232 PC user interface and jacks for a (user provided) CCD Autoguider and illuminated reticle.
Mechanically loaded also all LX200 models include a main mirror locking mechanism, which efficiently prevents motion of the main mirror throughout long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located simply above the telescopes primary focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock entirely cancels any recurring image shift due to mirror motion throughout visual, photographic, or imaging applications.
All LX200-ACF designs feature the DC-servo driven extremely strong double fork install, the strongest and most rigid mount in its class. Quick multitude speeds are from 1 to 8 degrees per second, and can be user selected at.1 degree per second increments, while fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be changed from.01 x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments.
The install and all electronic devices are internally powered by 8 (user provided) C-cell batteries which will normally run the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal Air Conditioner adapter likewise readily available). The mount in addition has mechanical locks and sluggish movement manual controls in both axis if for some factor you discovered yourself without power.
The LX200-ACF comes fully geared up with a sturdy height adjustable Meade Field Tripod, 1.25″ diagonal prism, Series 4000 26mm Plössl eyepiece, 8×50 viewfinder with quick release bracket and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC. Scope weight is 65 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes. Product brings full one year Meade factory minimal warranty.