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Meade LightBridge 12" (304.8mm), f/5 (1524mm)Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope, Deluxe Version

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About the Meade LightBridge 12"" (304.8)

The LightBridge 12.0"/304.8 mm Reflector Telescope from Meade is a Dobsonian design that gathers lots of light in a package that is supremely portable.The Light Bridge truss-dobsonians, take down and set up quickly, allowing you to take one of these massive windows on the universe out to your favorite dark sky locations with ease. LightBridge dobs give you high quality Meade optics, premium components, and ultra portability - all for about the same price as an ordinary closed-tube dobsonian. Diffraction Limited Optics. Meade optics consistently outperform telescopes of similar and larger aperture. Consumers know that "Meade Optics Inside" means that what they see through our telescopes will be views that are detailed, crisp and full of contrast. Meade Optical Coatings. Aluminum Coatings with magnesium fluoride over coat provides bright images full of detail. 2" Crayford-Style Dual Speed fine Focuser with a 10:1 speed reduction and 1.25" Adapter . Smooth precise focusing is achieved with this classic design. Steel RA Roller Bearings. Built-In Primary Mirror Cooling Fan. Bring the telescope into thermal equilibrium quickly and efficiently. Advanced Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder. 26mm QX Wide Angle 2" Eyepiece.

Meade LightBridge 12"" (304.8) Includes

  • Meade LightBridge 12"(304.8mm) Reflector Telescope
  • Meade 26mm 2" QX Wide Angle Eyepiece
  • Adapter to Accept 1.25" Eyepieces
  • Red Dot Finder Scope with 4 Reticles
  • AutoStar Suite Software
  • Optical Tubes with Mirror
  • Dual Speed 2" Crayford Focuser with fine focus 10:1 speed reduction
  • Aluminum Trusses
  • Mount Base
  • Built-In Primary Mirror Cooling Fan
  • Steel RA Roller Bearings
  • Meade's 1 year Warranty.

Meade LightBridge 12"" (304.8) Features

  • Diffraction Limited Optics: Meade optics consistently outperform telescopes of similar and larger aperture.
  • Meade optics consistently outperform telescopes of similar and larger aperture.
  • Consumers know that Meade Optics Inside means that what they see through our telescopes will be views that are detailed, crisp and full of contrast.
  • Meade Optical Coatings:
  • Aluminum Coatings with magnesium fluoride over coat provides bright images full of detail.
  • 2" Crayford-Style Machined Aluminum Focuser With 1.25" Adapter:
  • Smooth precise focusing is achieved with this classic design.
  • A unique focus tension knob and focus lock design gives complete control over focus.
  • Built-In Primary Mirror Cooling Fan:
  • Bring the telescope into thermal equilibrium quickly and efficiently with the battery powered cooling fan.
  • The fan is mounted to the rear of the vented primary mirror cell for fast cool down.
  • Steel RA Roller Bearings (deluxe model only):
  • Roller bearings make movements smooth and effortless.
  • Advanced Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder (deluxe model only):
  • Four reticles and varying brightness controls allow this deluxe finder to adjust to your observing needs.
  • 26mm QX Wide Angle 2" Eyepiece: Deluxe Model
  • This premium eyepiece has a 2" barrel, and boasts a whopping 70° Apparent Field of View

Meade LightBridge 12"" (304.8) Specifications

Model
LightBridge 12" Truss-Tube Dobsonian, Deluxe
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Clear Aperture 318mm (12")
Focal Length, Focal Ratio 1524mm f/5 (12")
Primary, Secondary Mirrors Aluminum coated with magnesium fluoride over coat.
Mounted in adjustable mirror cell.
Secondary mirror aluminum coated with magnesium fluoride over coat.
Maximum Practical Visual Power 600x
Eyepiece (Included) Deluxe models are equipped with a Meade 26mm QX Wide Angle Eyepiece
Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) Metal open Truss Design
Materials
White with black trim swivel base.
Deluxe models are equipped with steel roller bearings for azimuth
Focuser
2" Crayford style focuser with 1.25" adapter
Cooling Fan Battery Powered Fan
Red Dot Viewfinder Deluxe models are equipped with a deluxe 4-reticle Red Dot ViewFinder
AutoStar Suite Astronomical Software Included with purchase of telescope.
OTA Gross Weight: 55 lbs.
Net Weight: 50.7 lbs.
Mount G.W. 39 lbs.
N.W. 37.5 lbs.
Box Dimensions (OTA) 35" x 19" x 19.6"7.4"
Box Dimensions (Mount) 29.1" x 28.7" x 5.3"
Secondary Housing (Weight) 7 lbs.
Trusses (Weight) 4 lb.
OTA Primary Housing (Weight) 36 lbs.
Assembled OTA (Weight) 47 lbs.
Assembled Mount (Weight) 33 lbs.
Total Net Telescope Weight (assembled) 80 lbs.
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