Meade 12" F/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

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  • Regular price $3,299.00
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  • Aperture: 305 mm (12")
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Focal Length: 2440 mm
  • Optical Design: ACF Cassegrain

Meade 12" F/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

The science behind the Meade f/8 optical tube starts with their patented ACF optics. Improving upon the original Schmidt Cassegrain design, Meade's ACF optics deliver the ultimate in clarity, contrast and flat field of view. Natural coma and optical abberations are eliminated allowing for pin point round stars to the edge of the field. These qualities make Meade ACF optical tubes excellent imaging instruments. However, by pairing this revolution in optical design with their Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), light transmission and detail are greatly increased allowing you visually discern fainter objects than ever before - an observer's dream! This OTA is built for speed too. Traditional Schmidt Cassegrains would typically have a field stop of f/10, at only f/8 your exposure times are exponentially decreased allowing you to get more imaging in each night.

  • ACF (Advanced Coma Free) Optics for maximum sharpness and clarity.
  • UHTC (Ultra High Transmission Coatings) for 20% more contrast and brightness when compared to Meade's original optical coatings.
  • Losmandy style dovetail for fast and easy attachment to your choice of mount.
  • Includes Vixen style, top mounted accesssory dovetail to readily accept a wide variety of accessories including guide scopes and cameras.

Additional Information

Aperture305 mm (12")
Autoguider PortNo
Case IncludedNo
CD ROMs IncludedNone
Dew Shield IncludedNo Sold Separately
Focal RatioF/8
Free ShippingYes
GPS includedNo
Hand Controller includedNo
Highest Useful MagnificationInfo
Limiting Stellar MagnitudeInfo
LNT IncludedNo
Mount Type OTA Only
Optical CoatingsMeade UHTC
Optical DesignCassegrain
OTA Cooling FanNo
OTA Mount TypeStyle Dovetail
Power Adapter Included Does Not Require Power
Smart DriveNo
Telescope SeriesMeade Optical Tubes
Tripod Type Included Sold Separately
Warranty1 Year Warranty
  • 12" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly
  • Vixen Style Accessory Dovetail
  • Losmandy Style Mount Dovetail

Questions & Answers

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  • How much is its weight?

    Hello, It is 56lbs. including packing material.

  • Does it include a finder scope?

    Unfortunately the OTA by itself does not come with a finderscope.

    -Blake Estes