Meade 12" LX200-ACF w/ UHTC without Tripod

Meade 12" LX200-ACF w/ UHTC without Tripod
Item # ME-1210-60-03N
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  • The Meade 12" LX200-ACF telescope means business!
  • With 305mm of power you will see thousands of deep-sky objects and capture detail that smaller optics leave behind.
  • Meade ACF, or Advanced Coma-Free, optics offer a flatter field and pinpoint stars out to the edges of the field of view.
  • This Meade 12" LX200-ACF telescope includes Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings, a Sony GPS receiver, oversized primary mirror, AutoStar II handbox with 145,000 object library, Smart Drive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC), the patented Level North Technology (LNT), 8X50 Viewfinder, AutoStar Suite software, a 1.25" diagonal, and 26mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece.


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.

Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with Meade's level north technology alignment system incorporating a 16 channel GPS receiver. The Autostar II is flash-updatable via free downloads at (optional cable required). The drive base of the telescope has multiple input and output ports including an RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a (user supplied) CCD Autoguider and illuminated reticle.

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.

The 12" LX200-ACF comes fully equipped with 1.25" diagonal prism, Series 4000 26mm Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket and Meade AutoStar® Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC. Scope weight is 75 pounds.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-1210-60-03N
UPC Code 709942500929
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade LX200
Optical Design Classical Cassegrain
Mount Type Alt-Azimuth - Motorized
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? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) Included 26mm Super Plossl
Optical Tube Weight 34.66 lbs.
Total Telescope Weight 125 lbs.
Length of Optical Tube 26"
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 14"
Tube Color or Finish Meade Crackle Blue Matte
OTA Mount Type Dual Fork Arms
Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder
CD ROMs Included AutoStar Suite
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Controller Type AutoStar II
Objects in Database 145,000 Objects
Smart Drive? Yes
GPS Included? Yes
Autoguider Port? Yes
LNT Included? Yes
Mount Weight Not provided by manufacturer
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Counterweights Included n/a
Power Adapter Included None - Requires C Batteries
Included Items

Included Items

  • Meade 12" f/10 LX200-ACF Telescope
  • Autostar II Control System
  • 8x50mm Viewfinder
  • Series 4000 Super Plössl 26mm Eyepiece
  • Eyepiece Holder and Diagonal Prism (1.25")
  • Instruction Manual
  • Autostar Suite Astronomer's Edition Software
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