The Meade 12-inch f/8 LX-600-ACF Telescope is a simple to operate, portable package that makes astrophotography as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter.
The Meade 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 astro-images 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 and a two-speed micro focuser. The scope features faster f/8 ACF optics giving you pinpoint stars all the way across the field of view.
Key Features of the Meade 12-inch LX600-ACF
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-inch 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.
Alt-Az Mode-Makes for the best visual and short exposure experience possible. The LX600 performs LightSwitch fully-automated self-alignment.
StarLockTechnology- 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.
305 mm (12")
Red Dot Finder
1 Year Warranty
12-inch LX600 ACF Telescope with Starlock Guide System.
Autostar II Controller.
8x50 Finderscope w/ Bracket.
Crayford 7:1 Focuser.
Heavy Duty Fork Mount.
Image Note: The tripod is shown for demonstration only, it is not included with this SKU. If you would like to purchase the full package with a tripod, seehere: #ME-1208-70-01.