Meade Telescope ACF-SC 254/2500 UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 254/2500 UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 254/2500 UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 254/2500 UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 254/2500 UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone

Meade Telescope ACF-SC 254/2500 UHTC LX90 GoTo

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Why Should You Buy Meade Telescope ACF-SC 254/2500 UHTC LX90 GoTo?

Meade Telescope ACF-SC 254/2500 UHTC LX90 GoTo

The LX90 mount:

Observing the starry heavens is now even easier, with this mount requiring no previous knowledge of the night sky. Simple set it up and go: all you have to do is to confirm a pre-positioned reference star suggested by the mount. The mount works on the same principle as large professional observatories and already contains the positioning data for over 30,000 celestial objects in the AutoStar hand box supplied: 13,235 DSOs, the complete Messier, Caldwell, IC, and NGC catalogues, 16,888 stars sorted by name and SAO number, 8 planets, the Moon, 26 asteroids, 15 comets and 50 artificial satellites. 200 targets can also be specially programmed by the user. All of these objects are slewed to quickly, precisely, quietly, and reliably: the GoTo function works at 9 different, freely selectable positioning speeds: 6.5°/S, 3°/S, 1.5°/S or 128x, 64x, 16x, 8x, 2x and 1x sidereal speed. The AutoStar hand box can be updated with the latest software via the Internet at any time. There are also databases for comets, asteroids, artificial satellites, etc. available for downloading on the Meade website. This means that the accuracy of the coordinates is ensured at all times and the LX90 is always up to date.

The motorized, 125mm diameter, worm-drive on each axis ensures precise tracking of all objects, even for long exposure astrophotography. The computer-optimized double fork mount features very high stability whatever the orientation of the OTA and is also extremely light weight. The proven, vertically adjustable Meade tripod ensures an almost vibration-free setup: an important aspect which contributes significantly to the overall performance of the system. The setup can be selected between altazimuth or equatorial. The AutoStar software suite supplied allows you to control the mount from an external computer; an autoguider port is available as an option. Operation can be via 12V batteries, car battery or plug-in power supply.

 

Included in delivery:

  • AutoStar hand box with software
  • GoTo function with 30,223 objects
  • built-in battery compartment

Advanced Coma-free Optics (ACF): Meade's ACF optical design eliminates the typical aberrations of all mirror optics. Thanks to ACF, the stars are also point-shaped right out to the edge of the image field, displaying no elongated comet-like distortions. The image field is flatter than that of classic Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. ACF optical systems show their strengths especially in astrophotographic applications.

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC): This special multi-layer coating on the front correction plate provides up to 15% more light transmission. The result -brighter star clusters, finer details in nebulae and more surface detail on planets!

 

The AudioStar handheld control provides a database of 30,000 astronomical objects. Once aligned to the night sky, AudioStar can position the telescope to point to any of these objects and centre them in the eyepiece - of course only if the object is above the horizon. The GoTo functionality is supplemented by additional features, such as guided tours, position display and connection to a PC.

A special feature of the AudioStar controller is its built-in speaker. The built-in Astronomer Inside technology provides over four hours of audio commentary (in English only). The built-in astronomer will relate interesting information about astronomical objects located in the field of view!

                    Specs

                    Optics

                    Type Reflector 
                    Type of build ACF-Cassegrain 
                    Aperture (mm) 254
                    Focal length (mm) 2500
                    Aperture ratio (f/) 9,8
                    Resolving capacity 0,46
                    Limit value (mag) 13,8
                    Light gathering capacity 1320
                    Max. useful magnification 508
                    Coating UHTC 

                    Reflector

                    Correction plate - Material Float glass
                    Primary mirror - Material Pyrex glass
                    Secondary mirror material Pyrex glass

                    Focuser

                    Connection ( to eyepiece) 2

                    Mount

                    Mounting type Azimuthal
                    GoTo control yes
                    Tracking speed 128 - 64 - 16 - 8 - 2 - 1
                    Tracking speed 6,5 - 3 - 1,5
                    Power supply 12
                    Power consumption (mA) 1200
                    Type of build LX90
                    Tracking yes
                    Encoder no

                    GoTo control

                    Database 30.223
                    Software AutoStar #497
                    Precision 3
                    GPS yes
                    Alignment method AutoAlign, 2-star
                    GoTo Language English

                    Tripod

                    Type Tripod
                    Height (cm) 76-112
                    Material Steel

                    Included accessories

                    1.25'' eyepieces 26mm
                    Finder scope 8x50
                    Deviating optics 1.25", 90° star diagonal
                    Software AutostarSuite

                    General

                    Total weight (kg) 32
                    Series LX90 
                    Special recommendation yes

                    Area of application

                    Moon & Planets yes
                    Nebulae & galaxies yes
                    Nature Observation yes
                    Astrophotography yes
                    Sun not recommended (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

                    recommended for

                    Beginners yes
                    Advanced yes
                    Experienced amateurs yes
                    Observatories no
                    en English
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