Meade 12" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

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Meade 12" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly   Discontinued
$3,499.00
Item # ME-1208-80-00
  • The Meade f/8 ACF 12" F/8 Optical Tube Assembly features Meade's Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optics providing pinpoint star images, and exceptional flat fields when compared to traditional Cassegrain designs. Astigmatism and diffraction spikes are eliminated.
  • Fully multi-coated optics use Meade's patented Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for the best in contrast and brightness.
  • Optimized for astrophotography with a shorter f/8 focal ratio.
  • 7:1 Crayford Style Focuser for precise focus control.
  • Includes 8x50 Cross-Hair finder, D Series (Losmandy Style) dovetail plate, HD-60 25mm eyepiece and dust covers.
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Meade Advanced Coma Free Optics (ACF) Optical Design

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.  

 

Features:

  • ACF (Advanced Coma Free) Optics for maximum sharpness and clarity. 
  • UHTC (Ultra High Transmission Coatings) for 20% more contrast and brightness when compared to Meade's original optical coatings. 
  • 7:1 precision focuser with zero-image shift.
  • Losmandy style dovetail for fast and easy attachment to your choice of mount.
  • Includes Vixen style, top mounted accesssory dovetail to readily accept a wide variety of accessories including guide scopes and cameras. 
  • 8x50 optical finder
  • Series 5000 2" diagonal
  • 25mm HD-60 Eyepiece

 

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-1208-80-00
Manufacturer Meade
Telescope Series Meade Optical Tubes
Optical Design Corrected Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 12"
Telescope Focal Ratio f/8
Telescope Focal Length 2438mm
Limiting Stellar Magnitude Info Not Provided By Manufacturer
Highest Useful Magnification Info Not Provided By Manufacturer
Optical Coatings Meade UHTC
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Diagonal Included? Yes - 2" Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm HD-60
Optical Tube Weight 56 lbs.
Total Telescope Weight N/A
Length of Optical Tube Info Not Provided By Manufacturer
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Info Not Provided By Manufacturer
Tube Color or Finish Meade Crackle Blue Matte
OTA Mount Type Losmandy-Style Dovetail
Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder
CD ROMs Included None
Controller Type None
Objects in Database N/A
Mount Weight N/A
Tripod Type Included None, Sold Separately
Counterweights Included N/A
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
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Included Items

Included Items

  • Meade 12" f/8 ACF Optical Tube
  • HD-60 25mm Eyepiece
  • Series 5000 2" Diagonal
  • D Series Dovetail Mounting Plate
  • 8x50 Cross Hair Reticle Finder w/ Bracket
  • Dust Covers
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Hi, What is the box size and weight for this scope? Thanks Dror
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Hi, What is the central obstruction of that scope? When measuring on the above picture I find around 17.8% in area. Thanks.
Robin
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