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Meade 8" F/10 LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)



  • Model: 0810-60-03
  • Manufactured by: Meade


8” F/10 LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) includes LX200 platform including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock,  Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive, Smart Mount, AutoStar® II and more. Plus, the LX200-ACF comes with observatory-class optics and a Series 5000 26mm 5-Element Plossl eyepiece.  

 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 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 , like the diameter of the 8" LX200 ACF is actually 8.25"). This additional 1/4" yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view at the eyepiece of camera.

Smart Mount constantly refines pointing accuracy each time an object is centered and updated. Compatible with both equatorial and alt-azimuth mounts.

Smart Drive provides permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) on both axes by learning and averaging error over the course of one or more training periods, thereby minimizing guiding corrections during long-exposure photographs. PPEC is available on both axes and functions in both polar and alt-azimuth modes.

Sony GPS Receiver Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope.

AutoAlign Telescopes with Meade's new 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 them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.

AutoStar II controller features "Hot Keys" for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database. AutoStar II can be updated with the latest software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets free at meade.com.

Specifications 8"
Optical Design Advanced Coma Free
Clear Aperture203mm (8")
Focal Length Focal Ratio2000mm f/10(8")
Maximum Practical Visual Power600X (8")
Telescope Mountingheavy-duty fork type;double-tine
Primary Mirror Lockincluded (progressive tension) All models
Zero Image-Shift Micro FocuserOptional accessory
EyepieceSeries 5000 26mm  Plossl
Viewfinder8 x 50mm
GPS, True-level and North sensorsincluded (16-channel GPS receiver) All models
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode1-arc min. All models
Autostar® II Hand Controllerincluded (147,541 object database) All models
Batteries (user-supplied)8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.)20 hrs
Slew Speeds:RA and Dec: 0.01x to1.0x sidereal,
variable in 0.01x increments;
2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal;
1°/sec. to 8°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments
All models
Tracking Ratessidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates All models
Primary, Secondary MirrorsPyrex® glass
Correcting Plate/Lenswater white glass
Total Net Telescope Weight73 lbs.
Telescope Shipping Weight (approx.)94 lbs.
Field Tripod Height all models:30" to 44" variable


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