The specs are exactly the same apart from a shiny paint job rather than matt crackle finish! plus this one is supplied with the £300 optional #1209 Zero Image Shift Electronic Focuser
Please note if you wish to collect and pay in person then the telescope will be £100 less as it save me boxing, shipping etc
If you live in a Remote location, Uk outlying island, highlands, N Ireland or indeed Europe we can still delivery but please contact me for a quotation before purchasing.
Details from the web below:
The most widely used research telescope on earth now comes with the most advanced optical system. Meade’s LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) optical system like the Ritchey-Chrétien (RC), including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Now you can own similar optics to what the professionals use.
The LX200-ACF includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive™, Smart Mount™, AutoStar® II and more. Plus, the LX200-ACF comes with observatory-class optics and a Series 5000 26mm 5-Element Plössl eyepiece. The new LX200-ACF. It’s the biggest news in astronomy since, well, the LX200.
Oversized Primary Mirror - Diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 8″ LX200-ACF is actually 8.25″). This additional 1/4″ yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
AutoStar II - Controller features “Hot Keys” for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database. AutoStar II can be updated with the latest software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets free at meade.com.
Sony GPS Receiver Sensor + AutoAlign - Telescopes with Meade’s new AutoAlign are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips. Sony®GPS Receiver Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope.