Meade 8inch f/10 LX200 ACF OTA comes with Meade’s Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limited Optics, Losmandy-style dovetail, and Dust Cover.
The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs. Using the Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance – with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffractions spikes. Coupled with Meades Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (standard on all LX200-ACF systems), you have the ultimate in premium optics.
All LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescopes main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.
The 8″ LX200 Optical Tube Assembly has a 2032mm focal length, an f/10 focal ratio, and weighs 6.4kgs.
Meade 8inch f/10 LX200 ACF OTA Specifications
|Best for Viewing
||Brighter deep sky objects
|Best for Imaging
||Solar, Lunar, Planetary, Messier and NGC objects
||Lunar, Planetary and long exposure
||Intermediate to Advanced
||Advanced Coma Free (ACF)
||0.57 arc seconds
|Lowest useful magnification
|Highest useful magnification
|Limiting stellar magnitude
||Losmandy style dovetail bar
||Ultra High Contrast Coatings (UHTC)
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only.