10" f/8 SCT LX850

Article number: 10" f/8 SCT LX850
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Drawing on over 40 years of experience and innovation, Meade Instruments introduces the latest in a long line of advanced astronomical products: the LX850. Using revolutionary new technology, every aspect of this amazing telescope system has been designed to deliver the new standard in astrophotographic and visual performance. The  LX850 employs a fast f/8 ACF™ optical system with high-contrast baffling that assures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. The all-new OTA features an internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift focusing system with a two-speed, 7:1 control.

All LX850 telescopes include German Equatorial Mount with StarLock dual imager integrated full-time autoguider, Ultra Precision Pointing and Assisted Drift Alignment. Mount features 90 lb instrument capacity, 5.8" 225-tooth bronze worm and aluminum gear drives with low periodic error, Internal Cable Routing, GPS Receiver, AutoStar II handbox with 144,000 object library, Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC), Heavy-duty adjustable height tripod with Anti-vibration Pads, Universal AC Adapter, Telescope to Computer USB Cable and AutoStar Suite Software.

Type: Schmidt-Cassegrain Reflector
Primary Diameter: 254mm (10 inch)
Focal Length: 2032mm
Focal Ratio: f/8
Focuser: 2-speed 7:1 Ratio Crayford
Mount: LX850 Equatorial
Telescope Length:
Telescope Weight, Optical Tube/Assembled: 33lbs/140lbs
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