0, Yes, I would like to receive emails from Sky & Telescope. images as the scope drifted out of focus because of the temperature change. Pride of workmanship manifests itself in high quality standards of optical and mechanical fabrication. 14 Inch Telescopes. All rights reserved. Mount and electronics are internally powered by 8 C-cell (user-supplied) batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter also available). January 11, 2010, By: Sean Walker ), My test setup (pictured in the review) used a small, homemade guide scope attached to the Celestron’s dovetail mounting bar. By: Dennis Di Cicco ssl eyepiece (136x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25” Diagonal Mirror, and Giant Field Tripod. OTA Dimensions: 16" ø x 32" L. Assembled Telescope Weight: 105 lbs. Close inspection of the stars in some of these images will reveal a slight flaring. (You can unsubscribe anytime). The LX200 Series 14" ACF™ Telescope features a 14" aperture, 3556mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. September 23, 2011. Mount and electronics are internally powered by 8 C-cell (user-supplied) batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional. This was to make room for the central column which is 4″w x 5.5″d. Messier 33, the Triangulum Galaxy Includes a Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (136x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25” Diagonal Mirror, and Giant Field Tripod. NGC 7380, cluster and nebulosity in Cepheus. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) and a resolving power of 0.326 arc seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. IC 5070, the Pelican Nebula, The files here are reduced to roughly 50% of the original resolution to make them easier to download. 14 Inch Telescopes offer exceptional resolution for their size. Tripod Weight: 50 lbs. imaging, with the exception of the M13 shot, was done with 5-minute subexposures. Tripod Weight: 50 lbs. The mirrors were moved 4.25 inches further apart than on the first two designs. As mentioned in our review of the Celestron’s 14-inch EdgeHD telescope (February 2011 issue, page 52), we’re posting the images that accompanied the review in the magazine as well as a few others that didn’t make it into print for lack of space. As Jupiter slid behind the large tree just after midnight, I disassembled the scope and packed for Okie-Tex. If you have limited hauling or storage capacity, then this is the scope for you. Meade LX200 14-inch ACF telescope. And now, you can have one too. The LX200 Series 14" ACF™ Telescope features a 14" aperture, 3556mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Both were shot on the same night when the temperature dropped about 19 degrees F (more than 10 degrees C) during the observing session. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty. C $32.94; or Best Offer; Free Shipping; Free Returns. If you plan to use the ccd to display or take images, the computer needs to be taken out of darkroom 1104. Given our publishing deadlines and New England’s fickle weather, I couldn’t afford to lose another night, so I simply cranked up the heater. Vintage Nautical Telescope 14 inch Antique Brass Scope Collectible Marine Scope. It translates to 5% more optical surface and light gathering power than any other 14” scopes in the market. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Save this search. This is far from an ideal arrangement, given the telescope’s nearly 4-meter focal length, which greatly magnifies the inevitable flexure that exists between it and a separate guidescope. For training, email Elizabeth or call x56555. Meade 14" f/10 LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope Features f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Building from a classic RC design, Meade has created a new design with the same coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories have come to expect from classic Ritchey Chretien optics. The mount also has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if no power is available. Features AutoStar® II: 145,000 Object-Database, 8X50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair INCLUDED, The LX200 Series 14" ACF™ Telescope features a 14" aperture, 3556mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Known for its groundbreaking telescopic designs, Meade has introduced dozens of improvements over... © 2020 Meade Instruments Corp. All Rights Reserved. Meade’s LX200 is the most widely used, research-grade telescope system. But the aperture size should be the factor of determination. That combined with youthful memories of the C14 being a “dream” telescope, made it unusually sad to pack up the telescope and return it after the review was completed. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Meade WhiteLight Telescopes and Binocular, Series 5000 MWA (Mega Wide-Angle) Eyepieces, Series 5000 PWA (Premium Wide-Angle) Eyepieces, Series 5000 UHD (Ultra-High Definition) Eyepieces. From India; SPONSORED. As can be seen on the above photo, all the electronics, the computer module, the power pack, the vertical axis motor have to fit on the 4 inch wide pedestal. Includes a Series 4000 26mm Super Pl. Shipping to 98052: Items in search results. Sky & Telescope maintains a strict policy of editorial independence from the AAS and its research publications in reporting developments in astronomy to readers. Of course, there are other important elements like mount type, focal length and eyepieces that you need to have present in your analysis. This is not due to the telescope optics, but rather to the unusually high temperature that I was using with my home-brew dew heater. The M13 image was assembled from 2-minute subexposures to prevent burning out the stars at the cluster’s core. While the focus shift I mentioned in the text (about 0.01 millimeter for each degree C of temperature drop) is accurate, it might be easier to visualize what this means by comparing the views here of the Veil Nebula (the NGC 6992 component of the Veil) and M33. While my own interests lean toward wide-field imaging at very narrow hydrogen-alpha wavelengths (something that I can still do very effectively in my light-polluted suburban skies), it was a fun diversion to work with the long focus 14-inch EdgeHD. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) and a resolving power of 0.326 arc seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Meade LX850 14-inch ACF telescope. 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. NGC 7380, cluster and nebulosity in Cepheus Sky & Telescope is part of AAS Sky Publishing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Astronomical Society. The review talks about the scope’s unexpected focus stability as the OTA cooled during the night. Meade's Scott Byrum demonstrates to Dennis di Cicco from Sky & Telescope magazine the LX600, LX850, ETX Observer and LightBridge Mini telescopes. The LX200 features AutoStar® II computer system with 145,000 object-library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability with sub arc-minute pointing accuracy, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Starting Up Operating the 14" Common Problems Shutting Down. Sorry, there wasn't quite enough space in this article to post all the thumbnails; it's the list below the contains the complete set: First-Quarter Moon The scope was focused at the start of the Veil exposures when the ambient temperature was 58 degree F and left untouched for the rest of the night. Fall is a difficult time for dewing here in the Northeast, and I lost virtually all of my image data on one night when the telescope’s corrector plate dewed up while I was running the heater at its “normal” setting. It is a welded steel framework made from NC laser cut steel. Messier 13, the Great Hercules Cluster also available). Tripod Dimensions: 40” to 50”” variable.