Meade 12" F/8 LX600-ACF with UHTC Coatings and Starlock (No Tripod)

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Meade 12" F/8 LX600-ACF with UHTC Coatings and Starlock (No Tripod)
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  • The Meade 12" F/8 LX600-ACF with UHTC Coatings and Starlock takes visual and optical astronomy to the next level, notably improving over previous designs and adding a bevy of splendid new features to drastically increase functionality where possible.
  • Note: Tripod not included.


Meade 12" F/8 LX600-ACF with UHTC Coatings and Starlock

The science behind the Meade f/8 optical tube starts with their patented ACF optics. Improving upon the original Schmidt Cassegrain design, Meade's ACF optics deliver the ultimate in clarity, contrast and flat field of view. Natural coma and optical abberations are eliminated allowing for pin point round stars to the edge of the field. These qualities make Meade ACF optical tubes excellent imaging instruments. However, by pairing this revolution in optical design with their Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC), light transmission and detail are greatly increased allowing you visually discern fainter objects than ever before - an observer's dream! This OTA is built for speed too. Traditional Schmidt Cassegrains would typically have a field stop of f/10, at only f/8 your exposure times are exponentially decreased allowing you to get more imaging in each night.

And that's just the beginning. This is the LX600, the newest and finest in Meade's optical engineering and telescope design, taking your visual and optical astronomy to the next level! This fast f/8 Advanced Coma Free optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge of larger imaging sensors and extreme wide angle eyepieces. Furthermore, this high value package includes StarLock for full time guiding at one arc second precision and LightSwitch style auto-alignment, Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 145,000 object library, and much more. And that's not all- this 12" LX600 has 12" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 2438mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero image shift and includes an internal Crayford style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

Manufacturer Product Number: 1208-70-01N
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-1208-70-01N
UPC Code 709942998177
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade LX600
Optical Design ACF
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 12"
Telescope Focal Ratio F/8
Telescope Focal Length 2438mm
Optical Coatings Meade UHTC
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Focuser Style Crayford
Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual
Focusing Speeds Two-Speed
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) Included 26mm Super Plossl
Tube Color or Finish Meade Gloss Blue
Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder
Controller Type AutoStar II
Objects in Database 145,000
Smart Drive? Yes
GPS Included? Yes
Includes Starlock? Yes
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Power Adapter Included None - Requires 12V DC Adapter
Included Items

Included Items

  • LX600 ACF telescope with fork mount system
  • AutoStar II handbox and interface coil cord; handbox holder
  • 8 x 50mm viewfi nder assembly
  • Eyepiece holder and 1.25" diagonal prism
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece
  • OTA Counterweight(s)
  • DEC Jumper cables (2)
  • Anti-vibration pads (3)
  • Set of hex keys
  • StarLock unit with cable
  • Instructional Manual and Software DVD.
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