LX200 ACF-8 20,3cm/8", UHTC, Tripod

Use cases:
Deep Sky Observation
Astro Photography
Lunar and planetary observation
Advanced Coma Free

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

3,499.00 €
3,499.00 €

20.3cm(8") LX200ACF

For visual observers, astrophotographers and CCD-astronomers, the LX200ACF is a very considerable, precise and very powerful tool - it comes now with the innovative Advanced Coma Free optical system!

The most widely used research telescope on earth now comes with the most advanced optical system in space. LX200ACF is one of the best Coma Killer ever. What this means, please read under www.meade.de/lx200acf/coma_en.html

Meade's all new LX200ACF brings Advanced Coma Free optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Now you can own what the professionals own. The LX200ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, SmartDrive, Smart Mount, AutoStar II and more. Plus, the LX200ACF comes with observatory-class optics crafted in America, and a Series 4000 26mm 4-Element Super Plössl eyepiece. The new LX200ACF. Its the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.


Advanced f/10 Coma Free Optics: This optical design is well known to discerning astrophotographers and is the telescope optical design in many of the leading professional observatories of the world. The LX200ACF is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast.


Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meades standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter.




Primary Mirror Lock locks the mirror in place during long-exposure astrophotography.


Oversize Primary Mirror diameters are greater than their listed

aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 20.3cm(8") LX200ACF is actually 21cm(8.25")).

This additional 6.4mm(0.25") yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.


Smart Mount constantly refines pointing accuracy each time an object is centered and updated. Compatible with both equatorial and altazimuth mounts. Smart Drive provides permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) on both axes by learning and averaging error over the course of one or more training periods, thereby minimizing guiding corrections during long-exposure photographs. PPEC is available on both axes and functions in both polar and altazimuth modes.


Sony GPS Receiver Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope.


AutoAlign  Telescopes with Meade's new AutoAlign come pre-aligned.They are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two fail-proof alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.


AutoStar II controller features "Hot Keys" for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database. AutoStar II can be updated with the latest software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets free at meade.com.