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Meade 12 " F10 OTA on a
Skywatcher EQ8 Mount

14" LX200 Optical Tube Assembly #0410-60-01
Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limited Optics, Losmandy-style dovetail, and Dust Cover.

The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs. Using the Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance — with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffractions spikes — equal to Ritchy-Chétien systems, at a fraction of the price. Coupled with Meade’s Ultra- High Transmission Coatings (standard on all LX200-ACF systems), you have the ultimate in premium optics.

All LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescopes main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.
  • Clear Aperture: 14"
  • Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical Coatings: UHTC™
  • Focal Length: 3556m
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.326 arc-seconds
  • Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes
  • Mirror Lock: Yes
  • Focuser Mechanism: Single Speed Focuser
  • Dovetail: Losmandy
  • Assembled Product Weight: 57 lbs
  • Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal Mirror with Adapters
  • Rear-Focus Viewfinder
  • Warranty 3 Years
Sky-Watcher EQ8 Mount
Sky-Watcher Pro mounts have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. Even the most demanding experts will be impressed by the capability of these mounts for astrophotography.
  • Payload: Capacity 50kg
  • Tripod: Pier Tripod
  • Power Supply: 12v DC
  • Tripod / Pier Weight: 31kg
  • EQ Head Weight: 28.5kg
  • Counterweight: 3 x 10kg
  • Hand Controller: SynScan
  • Counterweight Shaft: D=31.5mm
  • Polar Scope: Optional External Polar Scope
  • Polar Alignment: Software adjustment or using External Polar Scope
  • Dual Encoder Control: Yes
  • Tracking Accuracy 0.1164 Arc Seconds
  • Database 42,000 Objects
  • Colour: Black Anodised
OTA -3 year Manufacturer's warranty
Mount -5 year Manufacturer's warranty
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