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Meade LX600 ACF 16" F/8 with Max Tripod

SKU: MEA-1608-70-01

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The Meade LX600 ACF 16" brings observatory class tracking and photography to the general public. With Ultra-High Transmission Coatings, Crayford Focuser, Starlock automatic guider and the famed AutoStar II GOTO System, this is a telescope with a mount that is professional through and through. With a 16" aperture and a focal length of 3251mm this is one of the most well known and reputable astrophotography telescopes on the planet.

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  • 16" f/8 ACF Optics - 3251mm focal length
  • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Crayford Focuser
  • StarLock automatic guider
  • AutoStar II GOTO system
  • Max Tripod
  • 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece Included

The LX600 with StarLock

Meade's LX600 Series is the perfect companion for deep-sky observers and astrophotographers. Boasting features such as Advanced Coma-Free Optics, StarLock guidance and Autostar II, the LX600 scopes are overwhelmingly jam-packed with advanced technology that simplifies and optimises astronomical viewing while making it completely user-friendly and easy to use straight out of the box. With precise tracking of one arc second, Meade's ACF optics which brings research-grade optics to the general public, and a fully automated guiding system, you can be assured that they a world-leading and revolutionary piece of optical technology that will be unbeatable in functionality and quality for years to come. 

Advanced Coma-Free

The LX600 series takes advantage of Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics which puts a professional optical system within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses a coma-free optical system like the Ritchey-Chrétien (RC), including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own optics similar to what the professionals use.

With Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast and a redesigned mirror mounting system that will achieve zero image shift. It also includes an internal Crayford style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

The super fast system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge of larger imaging sensors and extreme wide angle eyepieces. All of which is greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astro-photographers and professional observatories alike. This patented system also reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes found in classical RC designs.


Aligning your scope is a chore for most observers but is unfortunately an absolute neccessity if you wish to observe for longer periods of time. With the revoluntary StarLock technology, this is no longer your concern. The scope will automatically find and track the object so you only need to focus on the enjoyable aspects of astronomical viewing. StarLock achieves this by using an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor system to provide computer assisted polar alignment using the drift method. Once aligned, StarLock will continue to do its job on its own - it will guide the mount in real time and automatically program periodic error correction, leaving you with incredibly precise tracking (up to 1 arcsecond) and and with the capability of guiding stars as faint as 11th magnitude.

Heavy Duty Mount

The 16" LX600 uses an even more monstrous mount to the other variations in this series to support the massive 16" optical tube. The massive 16" LX600 dual fork mount features 11" main gears and boasts pointing accuracy of one arcminute or better in High Precision Mode. This rock solid platform is sure to exceed the need for the most demanding applications.

High Quality Accessories

The 16" LX600 Advanced Coma-Free comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 2" Series 5000 diagonal, 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket.

Product carries full three year Australian warranty.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Eyepiece 1 26mm
Eyepiece 2 No
Finderscope Make 8x50
Electronic Hand Control Yes
Motor Drive Yes
Focal Ratio f/8.0
Focal Length 3251mm
Mount Type German Equatorial
Aperture 16"
Tube Length No
Highest Magnification 711x
Warranty Information 3 Year Australian Warranty
Additional Specifications of Product No