Meade LX200 / LX400-ACF Telescopes Accessories Kit - Astrophotographer Kit 07859 was designed specifically for Meade LX200 Telescopes or Meade LX400-ACF Telescopes. Meade Astrophotographers Telescope Accessory Kit for Meade LX200 / Meade LX 400 ACF includes five premium Meade Telescopes Acceesories to use with LX400 ACF or LX200GPS Series Meade Telescopes for astrophotography.
Meade LX200 / LX400ACF Telescope Accessory Astrophotographer's Kit consists of Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer / Field Flattener, Meade Plossl 9mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece (1.25") with cord, Meade Variable Projection Camera Adapter (1.25"), Meade Flip Mirror System w/ UHTC (1.25") #644, Meade Vibration Isolation Pads #895 (set of 3).
An important advancement in high-resolution focal reduction systems, Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer / Field Flattener threads on to the rear cell of LX400 Series or LX200 Series Meade Telescopes (followed by Meade Off-Axis Guider, or T-Adapter) and reduces the telescope's focal ratio by a factor of 0.63 (f/10 telescopes are converted to f/6.3; f/6.3 telescopes are converted to f/4). Simultaneously, Meade Focal Reducer / Field Flattener 41mm-diameter lens system helps to flatten the field, significantly improving edge-of-field corrections. Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer enables a reduction of photographic ex-posure times by about 50%, while producing an actual field diameter of 1.5" at the film plane.
Meade 9 mm Plossl Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece (1.25") offers micrometric x-y positioning controls which greatly facilitate locking onto the guide star: turn the finely-threaded controls and place the reticle's crossline pattern precisely at the desired position in the field. Meade 1.25" Plossl 9mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece Corded Model includes 6 ft. cord and connector for direct plug-in to the control panels of Meade LX200GPS, and Meade LX400 ACF Telescopes. The upper (lens) section of Meade Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece rotates on a fine thread for precise diopter adjustment to the user's eye. Reticle pattern is a double crossline with two concentric circles. Red LED brightness control is effected from the telescope's hand controller or control panel.
Meade Variable Projection Camera Adapter allows you to attach a SLR camera to your Meade LX-200 Telescope or Meade LX-400 ACF Telescope. First, remove the eyepiece. Next, attach Meade Variable Projection Camera Adapter (1.25 ") where the eyepiece would normally be attached to the telescope , and screw in a T-mount adapter to the opposite end of the SLR camera adapter. Now you can attach your camera to the T-mount and you are ready to begin taking pictures.
Highly desirable in sensitive imaging applications, Meade #895 Vibration Isolation Pads reduce typical telescope - tripod vibration damping times to less than one second. Meade Isolation Pads fit between the bottom of the Tripod legs and the ground to isolate the Tripod from ground contact and soak up vibrations.
Meade #644 Flip Mirror System (1.25") w/ UHTC is an essential accessory for CCD imaging. The basic function of Meade #644 Flip-Mirror System is to allow the CCD imager or astrophotographer to inspect, center, compose, and focus the telescopic image immediately prior to the (CCD or photographic) image being taken. Threaded to the rear cell of LX 200 / LX 400 ACF Meade Telescope, #644 Meade Flip-Mirrors greatly facilitate these operations. You can also use Meade Flip Mirror System #644 for astrophotography with your 35mm camera body (with the appropriate T-Mount), which replaces the CCD imager at the rear of Meade Flip-Mirror System.
- Meade LX200 / LX400 Telescopes Accessories Astrophotographer Kit 07859
- Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer / Field Flattener
- Meade Plossl 9mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece (1.25") with cord
- Meade Variable Projection Camera Adapter (1.25")
- Meade #644 Flip Mirror System (1.25") w/ UHTC
- Meade #895 Vibration Isolation Pads