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Meade 14" f/10 LX200 ACF OTA - 1410-60-01

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Meade 14" LX200 ACF (f/10) OTA




This is the Optical Tube Assembly, Only. This product is intended for use on an existing mount, such as a German Equatorial mount which is sturdy enough to support the weight of this scope.




This is a Meade 14" aperture LX200 Optical Tube Only Telescope, with Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical technology. The most widely used amateur telescope now features the most advanced (coma-free) optical system.




The Meade LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, and more. The new LX200-ACF is the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.




Traditionally, Ritchey-Chretien (RC) optics were required to deliver a coma-free, flat field of view in astronomical telescopes. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make, few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. Fortunately, Meade engineers developed a radical new Advanced Coma-Free design by combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens and spherical-primary-mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element. This ACF design produces a coma-free, flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes, at a fraction of the cost. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism. The Meade Advanced Coma-Free optics are Coma killers. What is coma? It's an optical aberration which causes a distorted star image, in which the image of the star cannot be focused to a point, but takes on the shape of a comet.




f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Building from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new design which is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast, with telescopes available in various apertures. This telescope has an aperture of 14".




Meade 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.




An oversized Primary Mirror for a brighter image, and a Primary Mirror Lock prevents the mirror from shifting, to eliminate image movement during long-exposure astrophotography.

Description
Description

Meade 14" LX200 ACF (f/10) OTA

This is the Optical Tube Assembly, Only. This product is intended for use on an existing mount, such as a German Equatorial mount which is sturdy enough to support the weight of this scope.

This is a Meade 14" aperture LX200 Optical Tube Only Telescope, with Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical technology. The most widely used amateur telescope now features the most advanced (coma-free) optical system.

The Meade LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, and more. The new LX200-ACF is the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.

Traditionally, Ritchey-Chretien (RC) optics were required to deliver a coma-free, flat field of view in astronomical telescopes. Because the mirrors in these telescopes have always been very expensive to make, few amateur astronomers could enjoy them. Fortunately, Meade engineers developed a radical new Advanced Coma-Free design by combining a hyperbolic secondary mirror with a corrector-lens and spherical-primary-mirror combination that performs as one hyperbolic element. This ACF design produces a coma-free, flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes, at a fraction of the cost. The design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism. The Meade Advanced Coma-Free optics are Coma killers. What is coma? It's an optical aberration which causes a distorted star image, in which the image of the star cannot be focused to a point, but takes on the shape of a comet.

f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Building from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new design which is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast, with telescopes available in various apertures. This telescope has an aperture of 14".

Meade 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.

An oversized Primary Mirror for a brighter image, and a Primary Mirror Lock prevents the mirror from shifting, to eliminate image movement during long-exposure astrophotography.

Specifications
Specifications
Model Number 1410-60-01
Telescope Series Meade LX200
Focal Ratio f/10
Optical Design Meade ACF
Telescope Aperture 355.6mm (14")
Telescope Mount Type No Mount - OTA Only
Type of Electronics OTA Only - No Electronics
Focal Length (mm) 3556
Optical Coatings UHTC
Focuser Style Internal Moving Primary
Focuser Size Internal Focuser with 1.25" Rear Cell Adapter
Focuser Speed Single Speed
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.) 57
Warranty Meade 1 Year
Household Battery Qty & Type, if Applicable 8 "C" Batteries
What's in the Box?
What's in the Box?
  • Meade 14" f/10 ACF Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope OTA with Primary Mirror Lock and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Losmandy-Style Dovetail Rail
  • Dust Cover
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