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Meade 12" ACF f/8 OTA w/ UHTC

Meade SKU: 1208-80-01 | Helix SKU: 12088001

Overview

Meade 10" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly #1008-80-01 with the Losmandy-style dovetail. The bare essentials for an unbeatable price.

Building on Meade’s award-winning Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF™) optics, the 12" OTA employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that insures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. Features an internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 reduction control that provides smooth, precise focusing at any magnification. Also features Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum brightness and contrast, an oversized low-expansion primary mirror for extra aperture and to prevent thermal expansion of the mirror, and diffraction-limited optics.

Includes precision machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks for rock-steady mounting, and front and rear dust covers. Focal length 2438mm. OTA weight is 41 lbs.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty

Warranty
1 Year

Clear Aperture
12"

Optical Design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings
UHTC™

Focal Length
2438mm

Focal Ratio
f/8

Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)
0.380 arc-seconds

Oversized Primary Mirror
Yes

Focuser Mechanism
Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser

Dovetail
Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks

Assembled Product Weight
41 lbs

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