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Meade 12" f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock and Tripod
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  • 12" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2438mm focal length
  • StarLock automatic guider and AutoStar II GOTO system included
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Internal Crayford style focuser with 7:1 reduction and zero image shift
  • Includes 26mm Super plossl, 1.25" diagonal mirror, 8x50 finderscope, and heavy-duty Giant Field Tripod


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Item #  55657
Mfg Model #  1208-70-01

The 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. Includes StarLock for full time guiding at one arc second precision and style auto-alignment, Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, and much more.

Designed and Manufactured in North America. The ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

Features 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.

Includes StarLock — the advanced technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.

The 12" LX600-ACF comes equipped with the AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 1.25" diagonal mirror, 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket. NOTE: Power adapters/cables sold separately. Choose between the Universal AC adapter, or the #607 DC power cord plus external field battery

Power panel includes the following ports: 12V input, 12V output, illuminated reticle, handbox, RS-232 x1, StarLock, Aux, and Focuser. Meade Microfocuser compatible, Microfocuser item sold separately.

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
    305mm
  • Focal length
    2438mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/8.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    94x
  • Resolving power
    0.38arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    44x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    610x
  • 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
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive included
  • Computerized compatibility
    Go-To included
  • Number of objects in database
    145,000
  • Tracking rates
    Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Motor speeds
    Up to 8 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, autoguider
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum & Steel
  • Weight, optical tube
    73.0 lbs.
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    50.0 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    123.0 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    AutoStar II hand controller, Giant Field Tripod
  • Other features
    Internal zero-shift Crayford style focuser, Starlock automatic guider, LightSwitch style automatic alignment
  • 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.

SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery to the 48 continental United States. Delivery is not available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses, US territories/protectorates or Canada. 3 Day, 2nd Day and Next Day delivery is not available.

The Meade 12" f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock and 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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