Meade MA 12mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece (1.25"), with Cord.

SKU: MDIR12 MFR: 07065
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About the Meade MA 12mm Illuminated

This 1.25" modified achromatic (Kellner) design has a detachable 6' DC power cord that plugs into the drive base of all Meade LX3, LX5, LX6, Premier, LX90 (using the #909 accessory port module), LX100, and LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrains and ED refractors. The telescope itself powers the reticle's red LED and controls its brightness.

The illuminator can not be plugged into the 9 to 12 volt auxiliary power outputs on other brand telescopes or into the 12 volt auxiliary output on the base of the Meade LX50. Such misuse will burn out the 3 volt LED of the illuminator and is not covered by warranty.

The illuminator LED has an expected life of 10,000 hours of use if operated with the correct 3-volt input (zero hours if you plug it into 12 volts).

The eyepiece has a dual crosshair reticle. The top of the eyepiece rotates to focus the crosshairs sharply to match your eyesight.

For guiding tolerance purposes with your particular scope, you can calculate the area of sky subtended by the small central box formed by the dual crosshairs by aiming at a star near the celestial equator. Turn off the telescope drive and count how many seconds it takes for the star to drift from one side of the box to the other. One second of time equals 15 arc seconds of sky.

The eyepiece has a soft turndown rubber eyecup for eyeglass use.

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Meade MA 12mm Illuminated Specifications

Focal Length 12mm
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