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Telescope ACF-SC 355/2845 Starlock LX600 without Tripod

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Product description

More about the series LX600...

The LX600 is a simple to operate, portable package that makes taking great astrophotos as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter. The collection of features and technology integrated into the LX600 is unavailable from any other manufacturer and cannot be duplicated by just attaching a set of add-ons to another scope.

StarLock

The LX600 integrates a unique star tracking and object finding system into the telescope mount. This integration allows the telescope to center your target perfectly in the field of view. Once centered, the star tracking system communicates directly with the motor drives to automatically assure your scope stays locked onto its target with arcsecond precision. The automated optical tracking system delivers long-exposure guiding with pinpoint stars on astroimages despite misalignments, atmospheric refraction, periodic or other mechanical errors. This level of precision is unobtainable with systems using high precision encoders, software pointing models, large gears or PEC training — and all without the need of an external computer.

New f/8 Advanced Coma-Free™ Optical System

Meade has completely redesigned the OTAs with a new mirror mounting and focusing system to achieve zero image-shift and a two-speed microfocuser. The scope features faster f/8 ACF™ optics giving you pinpoint stars all the way across the field of view. The OTAs are available in 10, 12, 14 and 16 inch apertures.

Internal Crayford-style 7:1 Focuser

The completely redesigned mirror mounting system achieves

zero-image shift, eliminating the need for a mirror lock and integrates a two-speed microfocuser for

quick and easy adjustments.

Solid Fork Mount With Heavy Duty 5.75" Gears.

Large, high-quality worm-gear drives in both axes provide smooth movements with low periodic error that are critical for long exposure astrophotography. Providing the freedom to go horizon to horizon without any meridian flip, unlike German Equatorial Mounts.

Alt/Az Mode

In alt/az mode, the LX600 also makes for the best visual and short exposure experience possible. The LX600 performs LightSwitch® fully-automated self alignment. StarLock will put every target dead center in the eyepiece and track with arcsecond accuracy so you can concentrate on the beautiful, wide fields of pinpoint stars created by the superb f/8 ACF optical system.

Autostar II Controller.

Puts over 145,000 objects at your fingertips with the fastest GoTo performance available (8° per second). Or you can control the system from an external computer.

Giant Field Tripod

With 3" diameter chromed steel legs and cast aluminum tripod head — adjustable from 34" to 54" — the Giant Field Tripod provides a research-grade foundation for the LX600.

All New X-Wedge™

Precision CNC-machined from ultra-ridged, aircraft-grade aluminum with smooth, accurate altitude and azimuth adjustments. Thirty percent more stable than competing equatorial wedges, the X-Wedge is the essential accessory for long exposure astroimaging.

Portability

While you can achieve remarkable visual and imaging results from a suburban backyard, the ease of transporting an LX600 to a remote site will make you anxious to see what you can achieve under truly dark sky conditions.

It not only matters which telescope you buy but also where you buy it. Our additional services:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know the devices we sell. Our customer service team will gladly help you after your purchase if you have problems with assembly or operation.
  • We provide a copy of the 80-page Telescope ABC beginners handbook with every telescope.
  • We also provide an edition of the exciting astronomy magazine, “Sterne und Weltraum” with each telescope.

Specifications

Optics


Type
Reflector
Type of build
ACF-Cassegrain
Aperture (mm)
355
Focal length (mm)
2845
Aperture ratio (f/)
8
Resolving capacity
0,32
Limit value (mag)
14,6
Light gathering capacity
2570
Max. useful magnification
710
Coating
UHTC
Tube construction
Full tube

Focuser


Type of build
Internal
Connection ( to eyepiece)
2
Gear reduction
1:7 fine focusing
Motorized
no

Mount


Mounting type
Azimuthal
Type of build
Fork arm

GoTo control


Database
145.000
Hand Controller
AutoStar II
Precision
1
GoTo Language
multilingual
Alignment method
automatic
GPS
yes

Tripod


Type
without

Included accessories


1.25'' eyepieces
26mm
Finder scope
8x50
Dew Shield
no
Deviating optics
1.25", 90° star diagonal

General


Series
LX600

Area of application


Astrophotography
yes
Moon & Planets
yes
Nature Observation
no
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Sun
no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
no
Advanced
yes
Observatories
yes

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*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Meade Telescope ACF-SC 355/2845 Starlock LX600 without Tripod
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 355/2845 Starlock LX600 without Tripod
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 355/2845 Starlock LX600 without Tripod

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