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Meade 12" (305mm) f/10 LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC Coatings, 750x Visual Power - With Tripod

SKU: MDLX200ACF12 MFR: 1210-60-03
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The Meade 12" (305mm) f/10 LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope includes all the field-proven features of the LX200 including GPS, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive; Smart Mount, AutoStar II. It features a radical new Advanced Coma Free design optical system.

The ACF design produces a coma-free, flat field of view that is the perfect platform for the demanding researcher and imaging enthusiast. Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) Increased total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade's standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter.

What's Included With This Item

  • Meade Gaint Field Tripod,
  • 1.25' Diagonal Prism
  • 4000 Super Plossl 26mm Eyepiece
  • 8x50 viewfinder with Cross-Hair reticle. Meade AutoStar II Hand Controller w/145,000 object database
  • Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC. Meade Warranty.

Key Features

  • f/10 Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Meade has created a new design with the same coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter field also reduces the astigmatism.
  • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade's standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter
  • Zero Image-Shift focuser allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement.
  • Oversize Primary Mirror diameters are greater than their listed aperture. This additional 1/4" yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view
  • Primary Mirror Lock locks the mirror in place preventing movement during long-exposure astrophotography
  • Smart Drive provides permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) on both axes by learning and averaging error over the course of one or more training periods, thereby minimizing guiding corrections during long-exposure photographs
  • SonyGPS Receiver Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope
  • AutoAlign - Telescopes with Meade's new AutoAlign are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder
  • AutoStar II controller features "Hot Keys" for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database

Technical Specs

Optical Design Advanced Coma Free
Clear Aperture 305mm (12")
Focal Length Focal Ratio 3048mm f/10 (12")
Maximum Practical Visual Power 750X (12")
Telescope Mounting Heavy-duty fork type; double-tine
Primary Mirror Lock Included (progressive tension)
Eyepiece Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl
Viewfinder 8 x 50mm
GPS, True-level and North sensors Included (16-channel GPS receiver)
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode 1-arc min.
Autostar II Hand Controller Included (147,541 object database)
Batteries (user-supplied) 8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.) 20 hrs
Slew Speed RA and Dec: 0.01x to 1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 8°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments
Tracking Rates Sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
Primary, Secondary Mirrors Pyrex glass
Correcting Plate/Lens Water white glass
UHTC Included
Field Tripod Height 40" to 50" variable
Telescope Weight 125 lbs
Warranty Meade 1 year limited warranty
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