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Meade 10" F/10 LX90-ACF W/UHTC (1010-90-03)

by Meade
SKU 1010-90-03
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The Meade 10" LX90 ACF telescope is an extremely versatile, high-resolution Go-To telescope, in a very compact form given the large aperture. With pushbutton controls, automatic locating and tracking of celestial objects, and a wealth of object data at your fingertips in the AudioStar controller, the LX90 will provide hours of enjoyment under the night sky. Both visual astronomers and astrophotographers alike will appreciate the quality and capability of this powerful telescope.


Features a 10" aperture, 2500mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) and a resolving power of 0.456 arc-seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (96x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25" Diagonal Mirror, and Standard Field Tripod. OTA and Mount Weight: 49 lbs. OTA Dimensions/Mount Dimensions: 28" x 18" x 27". Tripod Weight: 19 lbs. Tripod Dimension: 30" to 44" Variable.

The patented Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offers coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. This system also reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. This telescope also features Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). UHTC are specialized multi-layered coatings that are precisely designed to improve the performance of your telescope's optics. You'll see brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and additional surface features on planets. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%.

LX90 electronics include: advanced AudioStar computer system with a 30,000+ object-library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16-channel genuine Sony GPS receiver.

Feature a solid and stable aluminum double-fork mount with fast slew speed adjustable from 1.5 degrees to 6.5 degrees per second. Mount and electronics are internally powered by (8) x C-cell (user-supplied) batteries, which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter can be used).

With high-quality features and performance, Meade's LX90 ACF is a staple for your astronomy ventures. Make it your time to own The Legend.

Warranty note: Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

Quick Overview

  • 10" f/10 Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • 2500mm Focal Length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Features AudioStar: 30,000+ Object-Database
  • Built-In GPS
  • Standard Field Tripod with Dual-Fork Mount
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece INCLUDED
  • 8X50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair INCLUDED
  • Internally powered via 8x C-cell batteries (not included) to operate the telescope up to 60 hours


Best for viewing Fainter deep sky
Best for imaging Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Astro-imaging capability Lunar, planetary, & long exposure
User Level Advanced
Optical design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical diameter 254mm
Focal Length 2500mm
Focal Ratio f/10.0
Eyepieces Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces 96x
Resolving Power 0.45arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification 36x
Highest useful magnification 300x
Highest theoretical magnification 500x
Limiting stellar magnitude 14.6
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope 8x50
Focuser Internal
Diagonal degrees 1.25" 90° Mirror Star
Mount type Altazimuth
Computerized compatibility Go-To included
Number of objects in database 30,223
Tracking rates Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
Motor speeds 1.5°/s - 6.5°/s
Motor type DC Servo motors with encoders
Power requirement 12-volt DC - 5A (tip positive)
GPS Included
Backlash compensation Yes
Setting circle> Electronic, via the hand controller
Available ports RS-232, Aux
Tube material Aluminum
Tripod material Aluminum & Steel
Height range of mount 30.00 in. - 44.00 in.
Weight, optical tube 49.0 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod 19.0 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled 68.0 lbs.
Additional included accessories AudioStar hand controller, Standard Field Tripod
Other features AudioStar Controller with multiple guided tours, Powered by 8x C-batteries or external 12v, SmartDrive w/ Permanent Periodic Error Correction
Warranty Two year

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