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Meade 12" f/10 LX90 ACF Telescope with Field Tripod
$4,999.99
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Expected Ship Date: 09/14/2022

  • 12" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3048mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Features AudioStar(tm): 30,000+ Object-Database and built-in GPS
  • Includes Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 8X50 finderscope, 1.25" mirror diagonal, and Standard Field Tripod with dual-fork mount
  • Internally powered via 8x C-cell batteries (not included) to operate the telescope up to 60 hours


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Item #  56946
Mfg Model #  1210-90-03

Features a 12" aperture, 3048mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) and a resolving power of 0.456 arc-seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (96x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25" Diagonal Mirror, and Standard Field Tripod. OTA and Mount Weight: 57 lbs. OTA Dimensions/Mount Dimensions: 29" x 18" x 27". Tripod Weight: 19 lbs. Tripod Dimension: 30" to 44" Variable.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

The patented Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offers coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. This system also reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. This telescope also features Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). UHTC are specialized multi-layered coatings that are precisely designed to improve the performance of your telescope's optics. You'll see brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and additional surface features on planets. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

LX90 electronics include: advanced AudioStar computer system with a 30,000+ object-library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16-channel genuine Sony GPS receiver.

Feature a solid and stable aluminum double-fork mount with fast slew speed adjustable from 1.5 degrees to 6.5 degrees per second. Mount and electronics are internally powered by (8) x C-cell (user-supplied) batteries, which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter can be used).

With high-quality features and performance, this model is a staple for your astronomy ventures. Make it your time to own "The Legend".

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

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  • Best for viewing
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical diameter
    304mm
  • Focal length
    3048mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    117x
  • Resolving power
    0.38arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    43x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    604x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.1
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Number of objects in database
    30,223
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    Up to 6.5 degrees/sec
  • Motor type
    DC Servo motors with encoders
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC - 5A (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Included
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Setting circles
    Electronic, via the hand controller
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum & Steel
  • Weight, optical tube
    57.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    19.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    76.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    AudioStar hand controller, Standard Field Tripod
  • Other features
    AudioStar controller with multiple guided tours, Powered by 8x C-batteries or external 12v, SmartDrive w/ Permanent Periodic Error correction
  • Warranty
    Two year

When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $425.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $425.00

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery within the 50 US states. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates or APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Standard delivery is available to Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

The Meade 12" f/10 LX90 ACF Telescope with Field Tripod is a very large, multi-box, telescope and may arrive through freight service on a pallet for curbside delivery.

Returns

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