Meade Lightbridge Plus 12" f/5 Dobsonian Reflecting Telescope

  • Ideal for backyard observatories.
  • Provides outstanding light gathering for near- and deep-sky observing capabilities.
  • Design allows for increased portability over standard solid-tube designs.
  • Able to provide easy setup and teardown.
  • No-tool assembly.
  • Aperture: 304.8 mm (12 inches).
  • Focal Ratio: f/5.
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  • Regular price $1,599.00
  • $999.00
  • You save: $600.00 (37%)

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Meade Lightbridge Plus 12" f/5 Dobsonian Reflecting Telescope

Meade Lightbridge Plus 12-inch f/5 Dobsonian Reflecting Telescope has a no-tool assembly and provides improved stability. It also includes premium features such as roller bearings, a hand-adjustable variable tension brake for smooth and stable movement, and a mounted eyepiece holder that can carry (1) 2-inch and (3) 1.25-inch eyepieces for your convenience.

Its open truss design allows for increased portability over standard solid-tube designs and is able to provide easy setup and teardown for a large aperture telescope.

The LightBridge Plus Series provides high-quality Meade optics, ultra-portability, and remarkable performance for one affordable price. Get the aperture you’ve always wanted and open the doors to a whole new universe with Meade’s LightBridge Plus!

Features of the Meade Lightbridge Plus Telescope

  • 2-inch, 2-speed Rack and Pinion Focuser. The Rack & Pinion design includes a 10:1 fine focus knob for precise focusing and includes a Vernier scale with millimeter markings on the drawtube to assist with focusing accuracy.
  • 3-element, fully multi-coated 2-inch Series 4000 26 mm Eyepiece - providing a 56-degree apparent field of view.
  • An aluminum Red-Dot Viewfinder.
  • Meade’s AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition- displaying more than 15,000 celestial wonders, this software allows you to view the night sky, constellations, planet positions and more from any location.


Aperture304.8 mm (12")
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
Dawes Limit0.38 arcseconds
Focal Length1524 mm
Focal Ratiof/5
Free ShippingYes
Head DesignAltitude Azimuth
Highest Magnification609.6x
Light Gathering Power1896x
Limiting Magnitude16.2
Optical DesignDobsonian


  • 12-inch LightBridge Plus Dobsonian Telescope.
  • 2-inch Series 4000 26 mm Eyepiece.
  • Red-Dot Viewfinder.