Meade 12" LX200-ACF w/ UHTC without Tripod

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  • Meade 12" LX200-ACF w/ UHTC without Tripod

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    • Aperture: 305 mm (12")
    • Focal Ratio: f/10
    • Focal Length: 3050 mm
    • Optical Design: ACF Cassegrain

    Meade 12" LX200-ACF w/ UHTC without Tripod

    This Meade 12" LX200-ACF has a diameter f/10 ACF optics (focal length 3048mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Features the advanced LX200 AutoStar II computer system with 145,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability with sub arc-minute pointing accuracy, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.

    Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with Meade's level north technology alignment system incorporating a 16 channel GPS receiver. The Autostar II is flash-updatable via free downloads at (optional cable required). The drive base of the telescope has multiple input and output ports including an RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a (user supplied) CCD Autoguider and illuminated reticle.

    Mechanically loaded as well all LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescopes main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.

    All LX200-ACF models feature the DC-servo driven super heavy duty double fork mount, the strongest and most rigid mount in its class. Fast slew speeds are from 1 to 8 degrees per second and can be user selected at .1 degree per second increments, while fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount additionally has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if for some reason you found yourself without power.

    The 12" LX200-ACF comes fully equipped with 1.25" diagonal prism, Series 4000 26mm Plossl eyepiece, 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket and Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC. Scope weight is 75 pounds.


    Eyepiece(s)26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl
    Focuser Single Speed Focuser
    Free ShippingYes
    Hand Controller IncludedAutoStar II
    Mount DesignAzimuth
    Mount TypeComputerized GoTo
    Objects in DatabaseOver 145000
    Optical DesignModified SCT
    OTA Length26"
    OTA Weight34.66 lbs.
    Power Source(Optional) 12v DC 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply
    Software IncludedAutoStar Suite
    Telescope Aperture305mm (12")
    Telescope Focal Length3048mm
    Telescope Focal Ratiof/10
    Telescope SeriesLX200
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
    • Meade 12" f/10 LX200-ACF Telescope
    • Autostar II Control System
    • 8x50mm Viewfinder
    • Series 4000 Super Plössl 26mm Eyepiece
    • Eyepiece Holder and Diagonal Prism (1.25")
    • Instruction Manual
    • Autostar Suite Astronomer's Edition Software

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