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Meade LX850 ACF Telescope with Starlock

Meade Instruments Corp.
27 Hubble Irvine
Irvine, CA 92618
United States
9494511450 (Main Phone)
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The LX850 ACF telescope system is the complete package. With the revolutionary Starlock technology, it's the next step in astrophotographic evolution.

The LX850 optical system is a fast, high focal length f/8 telescope with high contrast baffling. The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offers coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by astrophotographers. This patented system also reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes.
The OTA includes an internal Crayford-style zero image shift focusing system with two speed, 7:1 reduction control. The OTA also features Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) to ensure maximum image brightness and contrast.

Constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum, this rock solid platform has a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. The mount features precision roller bearings, 0.68" diameter brass worms, 5.7" diameter aluminum gears, GoTo capabilities with GPS, and a 144,000 object database.

StarLock is the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and a super wide-angle lens in a two camera system that automatically finds your target in high-precision, immediately captures a field star as dim as 11th magnitude and then guides to an accuracy of one arcsecond. There's no need for a separate guide or computer and the StarLock requires no user focusing or guide star selection. StarLock automatically programs periodic error correction and then corrects for any other errors down to virtually zero.

Available in 10", 12", and 14" aperture optical tube sizes. The LX850 can be purchased as a stand alone mount, mount and tripod, or with the OTA as a compete setup.

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