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Meade 16" LX400-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope on Fork Mount Product Info

Meade 16" LX400 ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes on Fork Mount are a huge jump over the traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain as far as sharpness of image, flatness of field, and color. Meade Advanced Coma Free Telescopes deliver the same sharp, flat, coma-free field from edge to edge as a typical Ritchey-Chretien. The use of the corrector plate in the ACF system creates a closed and protected optical tube, reduces astigmatism and eliminates the diffraction spikes inherent in the traditional RC design. ACF optical system perform at the same high level as comparable RC systems costing thousands more.

Imagine you're a seasoned astrophotographer saving up for the fast f-ratio, wide-field, comafree, custom telescope of a lifetime. The telescope that can handle the largest CCD chips. The telescope with state-of-the-art optics and mechanics. The telescope that is praised as "approaching perfection" by industry critics and astronomers alike. Suddenly you find out such telescope is available for one-fifth of what you thought - and you won't have to wait six months for it to be built. What would you do? You'd buy one.

In the hands of the serious astronomer or astrophotographer the new Meade 16in LX400ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope is an instrument that will produce razor sharp star images across the entire field of view on par with the best professional observatories. Meade Advanced Comafree optical design produces a coma-free, flat field of view that rivals traditional RC telescopes at a fraction of the cost. Meade ACF design even eliminates diffraction spikes and improves astigmatism, both of which are inherent in the traditional RC design.

Meade 16 in. LX 400 ACF Coma Free Telescopes highlights:

Meade LX400ACF is The Remote Control Observatory. Control your Meade LX400 ACF Telescope from the comfort of your home, office, or even out-of-town with completely integrated Meade AutoStar II and LX400ACF software systems. Access the computer that controls your telescope via network or Web access. Work like the pros, imaging whenever the weather, your schedule, and the universe align. With Meade LX400 ACF Advanced Coma-Free Computerized Telescope, you have your own remotely controlled observatory - control your telescope from your computer. Just set-up, connect, control, and image. Meade AutoStar II makes it easy.

Meade Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes LX-400 ACF provide perfect star images edge-to-edge. This professional level of off-axis performance was previously unavailable without spending more than three times the cost of an LX400ACF.

Leveling made easy. New quick release locks are located at the top of the tripod legs (instead of the bottom). Legs can be extended or retracted with a flip of the waist-high lever. Especially helpful on uneven ground.

Heavy-Duty Fork Mounts: LX400-ACF fork mounts are the strongest, most rigid mountings ever made available for telescopes of these apertures. Fork arms, are both longer and stronger. The increased fork size also gives more back clearance to allow imaging all the way to the pole with most cameras.

Meade 16" LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free UHTC Telescopes are available in the following models:

  • 1608-40-04: Meade 16" LX400-ACF Advanced Coma-Free on Fork Mount without Tripod
  • 1608-40-02: Meade 16" LX400-ACF Advanced Coma-Free on Fork Mount with AZ Altazimuth Pier
  • 1608-40-03: Meade 16" LX400-ACF Advanced Coma-Free on Fork Mount with EQ Equatorial Pier
Meade LX 400 ACF 16" Telescope features :
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) standard;
  • 4-speed front focusing mechanism;
  • Heavy-duty, one-piece fork mount with 6 roller bearings and dual-axis 11" worm gears and 2 multi-function, multi-port control panels;
  • Electric slow-motion controls on both axes;
  • Manual slow-motion control on RA axis;
  • Thermal stabilization fan;
  • Setting circles in RA and Dec;
  • Autostar II control system;
  • 4-Megabyte flash memory; Digital readout display;
  • Permanently-programmable Smart Drive and 185-speed drive controls on both axes;
  • High-Precision Pointing;
  • 180,000-object onboard celestial software library;
  • GPS alignment system with extended sensitivity Sony GPS receiver, magnetic declination compensation, and true-level and North electronic sensors;
  • Smart Mount which improves the pointing accuracy of your LX400-ACF telescope's "Go To" system;
  • 25 ft. power cord and adapter for telescope operation from 115v AC (for field operation from 12v DC auto cigarette lighter plug, see optional #1812A Electronic DC Adapter);
  • 8 x 50mm viewfinder;
  • 2" diagonal mirror with UHTC and 1.25" adapter;
  • Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 2" O.D. 24mm eyepiece

Specifications for Meade 16 inch Advanced Coma-Free LX400-ACF Telescopes:

Aperture:   16" (16 inch)
Focal Length:   3251mm
Focal Ratio:   f/8
Weight w/o Tripod:   250 lbs.
Length (OTA + mount):   31.5"
Width (OTA + mount):   22"
Height (OTA + mount):   47.25"
Series 5000 Eyepiece:   24mm UWA
UHTC:   Included

Package Contents:

  • Meade 16" LX400 ACF Advanced ComaFree Computerized Telescope on Fork Mount with GPS, UHTC
  • 8 x 50mm viewfinder
  • 2" diagonal mirror with UHTC and 1.25" adapter
  • Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 2" O.D. 24mm eyepiece
  • Meade Autostar II Computerized Hand Controller

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Meade Telescope on Fork Mount without Tripod, 16in 1608-40-04, MPN: 1608-40-04, UPC: 709942501063, Code: ME-TS-LX400ACF-FORK-1608-40-04
Meade Telescope on Fork Mount with AZ Pier, 16in 1608-40-02, MPN: 1608-40-02, UPC: 709942501049, Code: ME-TS-LX400ACF-FORK-1608-40-02
Meade Telescope on Fork Mount with EQ Pier, 16in 1608-40-03, MPN: 1608-40-03, UPC: 709942501056, Code: ME-TS-LX400ACF-FORK-1608-40-03

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