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Top 3 Telescopes Over $10,000.00

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Are you ready to move on up to a better telescope? As in most things in life, you typically get what you pay for. Do you want to become a serious amateur or even a professional? Check out these telescopes over $10000.00. With these telescopes, portability is definitely less of a factor. In fact, if you have plans to build your own observatory, here's the place to start.

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1. Meade RCX400 20.0"/508mm Ritchey-Chretien Telescope Kit

Meade RCX400 20.0"/508mm Ritchey-Chretien Telescope Kit
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The Meade RCX400 20.0" Ritchey-Chretien Telescope Kit with MAX Computerized Equatorial Mount, Tripod and the Series 4000 Eyepiece & Filter Set. All Meade RCX400 Advanced Ritchey-Chretien optical systems utilize Meade's proprietary Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). UHTC increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade's standard coatings.

2. Meade 16 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC - EQ Pier

Meade 16 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC - EQ Pier
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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, Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser, 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.

3. Meade 16 Inch LX200R Advanced Ritchey-Chretien - AZ Pier - UHTC Coatings

Meade 16 Inch LX200R Advanced Ritchey-Chretien - AZ Pier - UHTC Coatings
Meade
Using some of the best optics known to man, this top quality telescope makes an incredible addition to anyone's collection. 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, Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive, Smart Mount, AutoStar II and more.

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