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Meade 12" LX600 ACF Telescope with Starlock

SKU : ME-1208-70-01

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  • Aperture: 12"
  • Focal Ratio: f/8
  • Focal Length: 2438mm
  • Optical Design: ACF Cassegrain

Product Details

  • The Meade LX-600 Telescope is a simple to operate, portable package that makes taking great Astrophotos as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter. The exceptional optical system and integrated collection of features and technology found in Meade’s LX-600 is truly unparalleled.

    The LX600 integrates a unique star tracking and object finding system into the telescope mount. This integration allows the telescope to center your target perfectly in the field of view. Once centered, the star tracking system communicates directly with the motor drives to automatically assure your scope stays locked onto its target with arcsecond precision. The automated optical tracking system delivers long-exposure guiding with pinpoint stars on Astroimages despite misalignments, atmospheric refraction, periodic or other mechanical errors. New f/8 Advanced Coma-Free Optical System: Meade has completely redesigned the OTAs with a new mirror mounting and focusing system to achieve zero image-shift and a two-speed microfocuser. The scope features faster f/8 ACF optics giving you pinpoint stars all the way across the field of view.



    • Internal Crayford-style 7:1 Focuser-The completely redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero-image shift, eliminating the need for a mirror lock and integrates a two-speed micro-focuser for quick and easy adjustments.
    • Solid Fork Mount w/ Heavy Duty 5.75" Gears-Large, high-quality worm-gear drives in both axes provide smooth movements with low periodic error, providing the freedom to go horizon to horizon without any meridian flip.
    • Giant Field Tripod-With 3-inch diameter chromed steel legs and cast aluminum tripod head - adjustable from 34 inches to 54 inches - the Giant Field Tripod provides a research-grade foundation for the LX600.
    • Alt-Az Mode-makes for the best visual and short exposure experience possible. The LX600 performs LightSwitch fully-automated self-alignment.
    • StarLock Technology- centers your target in the eyepiece and track with arcsecond accuracy so you can concentrate on the beautiful, wide fields of pinpoint stars created by the superb f/8 ACF optical system.
    • AutoStar® II GoTo System-puts over 140,000 objects at your fingertips and delivers the fastest GoTo performance available.
  • specifications

    Aperture305 mm (12")
    Focal Length2438mm
    Focal Ratiof/8
    Free ShippingYes
    Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
    Optical DesignModified SCT
    Software IncludedAutoStar Suite
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • 12" LX600 ACF Telescope with Starlock Guide System
    • Autostar II Controller
    • 8x50 Finderscope w/ Bracket
    • Crayford 7:1 Focuser
    • Heavy Duty Fork Mount
    • Giant Field Tripod

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    Donald C.
    United States United States

    Initial shipment problems and bad first scope.

    The tracking number I received had a typo in it. So the shipment my tracking number was linked to was a scope that had been delivered two days earlier to another part of the country. My scope arrived while I was trying to resolve the tracking number discrepancy with the OPT customer service folks. The first OTA received would not power up at all on battery power. OPT customer service pointed me to Meade Customer support (which had already closed by that time so I had to wait all weekend). Customer service at Meade has been good but took time to organize a replacement OTA. The replacement is arriving on Friday (two weeks after the first) and we'll see if that scope operates properly. Note: Once I received the external power adapter (not supplied with the scope) the first OTA runs on external power but still does not run on the battery power.