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Orion Telescopes
Meade 12" f/8 LX600 ACF Telescope with StarLock and Tripod
$7,399.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 04/04/2022

  • 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 #  55657b
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 LightSwitch style auto-alignment, Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 145,000 object library, and much more.

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 revolutionary new 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 #07080 sold separately.

Optical Tube with Split-Fork Arms: 36 lbs.

Drive Base with Split-Fork Arms: 50 lbs.

Designed and manufactured in North America.

Warranty

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

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
    Fainter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
  • User level
    Advanced
  • Optical design
    Catadioptric
  • Optical diameter
    305mm
  • Focal length
    2438mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/8.0
  • Optics type
    Parabolic
  • Eyepieces
    Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
  • Resolving power
    115.80arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    44x
  • Highest useful magnification
    300x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    610x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    15.1
  • Finder scope
    8x50
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • 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
    2x,8x,16x,64x,128x
  • Power requirement
    12-volt DC (tip positive)
  • PEC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Included
  • Backlash compensation
    Yes
  • Available ports
    RS-232, Aux, autoguider
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum & Steel
  • Additional included accessories
    StarLock Guiding, Ultra High Transmission Coatings
  • Other features
    Anti Vibration Pads, Time Chip, slow motion controls
  • 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: $500.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $600.00

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.

Returns

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