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Meade LX200R Telescope - Advanced Ritchey Chretien Telescope

The most widely used research telescope on earth comes with the most advanced optical system in space. Meade LX200R Telescope brings Advanced Ritchey-Chretien Optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector telescope in the world is a Ritchey Chretien Telescope, including NASA Hubble Space Telescope. Meade LX200-R Computerized Telescope includes all the field-proven features of the Meade LX200 and Meade LX200GPS Telescopes, including GPS, LNT, Primary Mirror Lock, Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive, Smart Mount, Meade AutoAlign, Meade AutoStar II and more. Plus, all it comes with observatory-class optics crafted in the USA, Irvine, California, and Meade Series 5000 26mm 5-Element Plossl Eyepiece. 

Optical Design Advanced Ritchey-Chrétien
Clear Aperture 406.4mm (16")
Focal Length Focal Ratio 4064mm; f/10
Maximum Practical Visual Power 950X (16")
Telescope Mounting heavy-duty fork type; double-tine
Primary Mirror Lock included (progressive tension)
Zero Image-Shift Micro Focuser included (4-speed)
Eyepiece Series 5000 26mm 5-Element Plossl
Viewfinder 8 x 50mm
GPS, True-level and North sensors included (16-channel GPS receiver)
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode 1-arc min
Meade Autostar II Hand Controller included (147,541 object database)
Batteries (user-supplied) none
Battery Life (approx.) n/a
Slew Speeds: RA and Dec: 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1/sec. to 8/sec., variable in 0.1 increments All models
Tracking Rates sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates All models
Primary, Secondary Mirrors Pyrex glass grade-A,
Correcting Plate/Lens water white glass
Field Tripod Height 40" to 50" variable
Models # w/ Standard Coating 1610-60-01
Models # w/ Meade UHTC 1610-60-02