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Meade 12" ACF LX90 Telescope

SKU : ME-1210-90-03

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  • High-quality, Affordable System.
  • UHTC Technology Provides Incredible Optical Clarity. 
  • Automatic PE Correction for Smooth Guiding.
  • 305 mm (12-inch) Aperture.
  • f/10 Focal Ratio.
  • 3000 mm Focal Length.
  • Easy Alignment.

Product Details

  • The Meade 12-inch ACF LX90 Telescope’s technologically superior optical design gives a flatter, and advanced coma-free field of view with pinpoint images all the way to the edge-of-field. ACF is the perfect solution for the serious astro-imager or visual astronomer looking for reasonably priced observatory-class optics.

    The LX90’s Advanced Coma-Free(ACF) optical system creates a flatter field, reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes, bringing the highest level of optical performance at an affordable price to both advanced and amateur astronomers. In addition to top-of-the-line optics, the LX90 also comes equipped with the AudioStar® Computer withAstronomer Insidetechnology, allowing you to not only find and track over 30,000 celestial objects but to also experience a guided tour as you listen to audio content through its built-in speaker.

    Key Features of the Meade 12-inch LX90 Telescope

    • GPS- Built-in Sony GPS sensor determines your precise date, time and location for precise alignment.
    • 8x50 Viewfinder- Quickly and easily locate and center deep-sky objects.
    • AudioStar Controller- Controls the telescope to find and track any of over 30,000 celestial objects and gives you an audio guide of astronomical objects including planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and more!
    • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings-Increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade's standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies, and nebulae will appear significantly brighter.
    • Oversize Primary Mirror- The primary mirror is larger in diameters than its listed aperture This additional 1/4-inch yields a wider, fully illuminated field-of-view, and allows you to see the light other telescopes leave behind.
    • Smart Drive- Meade AudioStar provides Periodic Error Correction (in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training periods, your LX90 will minimize guiding corrections during long-exposure astrophotography.
    • Auto-Align-Picks two alignment stars for you and places directly in your telescope’s viewfinder, which then allows you to center them and fine-tune your alignment.
    • Rigid Cast Aluminum Fork Mount- The mount's two arms (sturdy fork) give the LX90’s Optical Tube Assembly a solid platform for Astrophotography.
  • specifications

    Aperture305 mm (12")
    Autoguider PortYes
    CD ROMs IncludedAutoStar Suite
    Controller TypeAudioStar
    Diagonal Included1.25" Star Diagonal
    Exterior ColorMeade Crackle Blue Matte
    Focal Length3000 mm
    Focal Ratiof/10
    Free ShippingYes
    GPS includedYes
    Hand Controller includedYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Objects in Database30000 Objects
    Optical DesignModified SCT
    OTA Length26"
    OTA Mount TypeDual Fork Arms
    OTA Outer Diameter14"
    Smart DriveYes
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • Meade 12-inch LX90-ACF UHTC Telescope.
    • Variable Height Standard Field Tripod.
    • 8 x 50 Finderscope.
    • 1.25-inch Diagonal Prism.
    • Series 4000 Super Plossl 26 mm Eyepiece (1.25-inch).
    • AutoStar Suite Software.
    • AudioStar Controller.
    • Instruction Manual.
    • New Meade Field Tripod product amendment

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    Johnny S.

    Took Meade 4 tries but I have a awesome scope now!!

    Opt was very helpful and patient with the issue's I was having and they only sell the product!! It took Meade 4 tries to get a perfect scope to me and this all started in May and it's the end of August now!! But it paid off in a great way!! The scope performes excellent and after I trained the drive it's pretty much spot on with tracking!! It's a 12" and I have larger aperture scopes and it's spoiled me but this is very nice and impressive to see and easy to use!! Thank you Opt for helping through this situation. Now I need a imaging camera and x wedge and the metal painted to match dew shield.

    Robert L.
    United States United States

    Great telescope . The drive mount quit working after start-up.

    Like I said , the 12" ACF LX90 is a wonderful telescope, the best I ever had !. To bad about the computer controlled ALT / AS Mount DEC> thing. I ordered a Replacement. Hope it Works!! Fingers crossed.

    Johnny S.
    United States

    Having issues at this moment and have contacted Opt and Meade and hopefully this can be fixed without having to ship this new product back??

    Optics seem great! But Audio star system is not working properly! Declination motor will not shut off during auto alignment and have reset and performed procedures as in the manual but still not operating properly??

    JohnPaul S.

    A beast of a telescope!!!

    I have had this telescope for little over a year and i have to say the views from this scope are amazing!!! i have loved owning this scope since day one!!!

    Jeffrey F.
    United States

    Trade up to LX90 12"

    It was great. I'm looking forward to wearing my OPT tshirt to our Astronomy club's meeting.