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Meade 12" f/10 LX200 ACF Telescope with Giant Field Tripod
$5,499.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 02/16/2022

  • 12" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3048mm (f/10) focal length
  • AutoStar II GOTO system (145,000 objects) and built-in GPS included
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Mirror lock to completely eliminate any residual image shift
  • Includes Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl, 8x50 finder, 1.25" diagonal, and Giant Field Tripod


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Item #  55885
Mfg Model #  1210-60-03

ACF Telescope 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 0.380 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 (117x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25" Diagonal Mirror, and Giant Field Tripod. OTA Dimensions: 13.6" x 25" L. Assembled Telescope Weight: 83 lbs. Tripod Weight: 50 lbs. Tripod Dimensions: 40" to 50" variable.

Features 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. Drive base of the telescope has multiple input/output ports including an RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a CCD Autoguider (user-supplied) 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.

Features the DC-servo driven, super heavy-duty dual-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 0.1-degree per second increments, while fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. Mount and electronics are internally powered by 8 C-cell (user-supplied) batteries which will typically operate the telescope for around 20 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter also available). The mount also has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if no power is available.

Meade's LX200 is the most widely used, research-grade telescope system. And now, you can have one too.

Designed and manufactured in North America.

Warranty

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    304mm
  • Focal length
    3048mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/10.0
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm ()
  • Resolving power
    115.80arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    43x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    608x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.1
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Mount type
    Altazimuth
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar, planetary & long exposure
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Number of objects in database
    145,000
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    .01x, 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Included
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Sold separately
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Weight, optical tube
    75.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    50.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    125.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Smart mount and drive, True level and north sensors
  • Other features
  • Warranty
    One 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: $500.00

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.

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