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Meade 16 Inch LX200-ACF f/10 Optical Tube Assembly with UHTC

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16-inch LX200R telescope, Dust cover

Description

The “advanced” in Advanced Coma-Free. A traditional Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) is a type of reflector that delivers a coma-free, flat field of view via hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors. 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, both of which are inherent in the traditional RC design. When reviewing Meade’s LX400-ACF Advanced Coma Free, Sky and Telescope magazine said, “ [It] does indeed perform like a [Ritchey-Chrétien]. The difference between the off-axis images (compared to a Schmidt-Cassegrain) was dramatic to say the least.”


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.

Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture

406mm

Brand

Meade

Focal Length

4064mm

Focal Ratio

f/10

Optical Design

Advanced Coma Free

Recommended Usage

Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets

Telescopes Series

Meade Optical Tubes

User Level

For the Expert

Warranty

1 Year

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