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Meade 8" F10 OTA on a
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Mount

8" LX200 Optical Tube Assembly #0810-60-01
Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limited Optics, Losmandy-style dovetail, and Dust Cover.

The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs. Using the Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance — with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffractions spikes — equal to Ritchy-Chétien systems, coupled with Meade’s Ultra- High Transmission Coatings (standard on all LX200-ACF systems).

All LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. 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.
  • Aperture: 8"
  • Clear Aperture: 8"
  • Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical Coatings: UHTC™
  • Focal Length: 2000mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.570 arc-seconds
  • Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes
  • Mirror Lock: Yes
  • Focuser Mechanism: Single Speed Focuser
  • Dovetail: Losmandy
  • Assembled Product Weight: 14 lbs
  • Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal Mirror with Adapters
  • Rear-Focus Viewfinder
  • Warranty 3 Years
Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 Mount
The Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 SynScan gives optimal stability and pointing accuracy for a wide variety of heavy professional photo and video equipments. It is a hybrid mount with alt-azimuth capability for general use, and equatorial capability for astrophotography use. Supplied with a SynScan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track 42,900+ celestrial objects from its database.

AZ-EQ6 SynScan is capable of carrying heavy-duty photographic equipments for professional shooting and video recording. It is a very efficient transportable mount weighing only 15 kg, for a load capacity of 20 kg (counterweight excluded).

An excellent feature of the AZ-EQ6 SynScan is the patented dual-encoder technology. This technology allows the telescope to be moved manually either axis without the mount losing its positional information which gives enormous freedom and convenience for users.
  • Mount Type EQ/Alt-AZ Dual Mode Go-To
  • Counterweight(s) 5 kg x 2
  • Piggyback Bracket n/a
  • Accessory Tray Yes
  • Motor Drive Built-in 1.8° Hybrid Stepper Motor
  • Go-to SynScan Hand Control
  • Tripod Height 127 cm (50 in.)
  • Tripod Weight 7.5 kg, 2-inch steel tripod
  • Shipping Weight 21kg + 15 kg
  • Shipping Carton Dimensions 117x28x21cm3; 100x50x50 cm3
  • Warranty: 5 Years
OTA -3 year Manufacturer's warranty
Mount -5 year Manufacturer's warranty

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