Meade 12" LX200-ACF w/ UHTC without Tripod
This Meade 12" LX200-ACF has 12” diameter f/10 ACF optics (focal length 3048mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Features the advanced LX200 AutoStar II computer system with 145,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability with sub arc-minute pointing accuracy, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.
Mechanically loaded as well all LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescopes main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.
All LX200-ACF models feature the DC-servo driven super heavy duty double fork mount, the strongest and most rigid mount in its class. Fast slew speeds are from 1 to 8 degrees per second, and can be user selected at .1 degree per second increments, while fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount additionally has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if for some reason you found yourself without power.
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SKU ME-1210-60-01 UPC Code 709942998078 Manufacturer Meade Telescope Series Meade Optical Tubes Optical Design Modified Cassegrain Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 12" Telescope Focal Ratio F/10 Telescope Focal Length 3048mm Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.6 Highest Useful Magnification 720x Optical Coatings Meade UHTC Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately Diagonal Included? No - Sold Separately Tube Color or Finish Meade Crackle Blue Matte OTA Mount Type Dual Fork Arms Finder Included None CD ROMs Included None Controller Type None Mount Weight Not provided by manufacturer Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately Power Adapter Included None - Requires C Batteries
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