Local Pick up only.
Telescope is stored in the original Meade box it was shipped in.
This telescope is in new condition. There are zero scratches on the tube and the base unit. The tripod is in perfect condition.The only flaw I found was two scratches on top of the mounting plate. Given the weight of the telescope that's not surprising. The telescope sits on top of the mounting plate. So you do not see these scratches when you have the telescope setup and it's in use.
This 12" LX200-ACF has 12” diameter f/10 ACF optics (focal length 3048mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. Features the advanced LX200 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. The Autostar II is flash-updatable via free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable required). The drive base of the telescope has multiple input and output ports including an RS-232 PC interface and jacks for a (user supplied) CCD Autoguider 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.
Includes the following-
Meade 12" LX200 GPS ACF UHTC - original price $4,364.80Meade 24mm Series 5000 2" Ultra Wide Field Eyepiece (82° FOV) - original price $249.99Explore Scientific 9mm 2" Series Argon-Purged Waterproof Eyepiece (100° FOV) - original price 399.99Meade 1.25" Series 4000 - 26 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (52° FOV) - original price 34.99Meade AutoStar® II Handcontroller- originally came with the telescopeMeade Giant Field Tripod- originally came with the telescopeHard Shell Giant Field Tripod Case - I built this myself, lined with neoprene on the inside of the case.Meade Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal Mirror with SC Adapter - - original price 149.99Meade 1.25" Diagonal Mirror - originally came with the telescopeMeade 1.25" Eyepiece Holder - originally came with the telescopeMeade 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle Viewfinder - originally came with the telescopeMeade Zero Image Shift-Electronic Micro-Focuser - original price $239.95Baader Neodymium Moon & Skyglow Filter with IR Cut - 2" - original price $132.00Peterson Engineering Get -A-Grip ergonomic handles - original price $142.34Peterson Engineering EyeOpener 2" Back - original price $74.99Peterson Engineering Mounting Assistant - original price $79.99Peterson Engineering EZ Clutch Kit (5-inch size) - original price $29.99Peterson Engineering Bucks Tune-Up - original price $42.99Owners ManualAutoStar Software Installation CD
Total Original Cost - $5942.01
I'm happy to send additional pictures upon request.
Close observers might notice the tripod spreader bar is not shown in the main picture. That's my mistake. I have the spreader bar and it IS included with this auction.
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