Meade LX200GPS/LX400 Series Telescopes
This author’s own experiences with the LX200 series scope stretch over many years, starting with the purchase of a 10-in. (25-cm) LX200 (subsequently called the Classic) in 1992 – see Fig. 2.1. The picture shows the telescope mounted on an equatorial wedge inside his observatory. It was one of the early models. This chapter reviews the capabilities of recent medium-sized LX200-ACF telescopes (as the new models are now called), together with the enhancements offered by their companions in the LX400-ACF range (what was originally called the RCX400). The new letters ACF mean advanced coma-free optics. In later sections and in the next chapter, we also describe accessories thought to be essential.