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Meade LX600-ACF 12" f/8 Go-To Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with Tripod, Starlock
Condition: Brand New in Original Packaging
SKU: 1208-70-01

What's in the Box

  • Meade LX600-ACF 12" f/8 Go-To Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope with Starlock?
  • Giant Field Tripod
  • #828 8x50 Rear-Focus Viewfinder (Blue)
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • #507 Connection Cable
  • AutoStar II Hand Controller
  • Hand Controller Holder
  • 507 Connection Cable
  • 3 x Anti-Vibration Foot Pads
  • AutoStar Suite Software
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Meade Giant Field Tripod

The Meade 1210-60-03 Giant Field Tripod gives your larger Meade telescopes the research-grade foundation needed for the most demanding applications such as extremely high power observing and astrophotography or CCD imaging. 

The tripod's height is adjustable from 34" to 54", allowing comfortable standing or seated observations through your telescope. Super strong and exceptionally rigid large diameter chromed steel legs make for excellent vibration damping during use.

With this tripod, your telescope may be mounted in altitude-azimuth (vertical-horizontal) mode or can be equatorially (polar) aligned using an optionally available Meade Ultrawedge.

Features

  • Compatible with larger Meade research-grade telescopes
  • Height is adjustable from 34" to 54"
  • Super strong, large diameter chromed steel legs

 

  • Compatible with larger Meade research-grade telescopes
  • Height is adjustable from 34" to 54"
  • Super strong, large diameter chromed steel legs
  • Tripod Only - Telescope Not Included
  • Meade Giant Field Tripod

Meade LX600-ACF 12" f/8 Telescope (OTA Only)

Meade’s remarkable LX600 f/8 ACF with StarLock technology takes a giant leap forward by making astro-imaging much easier and making setup and transportation a breeze. The LX600 is a simple to operate, portable package that makes taking great astrophotos as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter. The collection of features and technology integrated into the LX600 is unavailable from any other manufacturer and its ease of use cannot be duplicated by just attaching a set of add-ons to another scope.

StarLock - Full Time Automatic Guiding

StarLock is the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and a super wide-angle lens in a two camera system that automatically finds your target in high-precision, immediately captures a field star as dim as 11th magnitude and then guides to an accuracy of one arcsecond. There's no need for a separate guide or computer and the StarLock requires no user focusing or guide star selection. StarLock automatically programs periodic error correction and then corrects for any other errors down to virtually zero.

Alt/Az Mode

In alt/az mode, the LX600 also makes for the best visual and short exposure experience possible. StarLock will put every target dead center in the eyepiece and track with arcsecond accuracy so you can concentrate on the beautiful, wide fields of pinpoint stars created by the superb f/8 ACF optical system. 

Faster, Sharper Optical System

The LX600 employs a fast f/8 ACF optical system with high-contrast baffling that assures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. The all-new OTA features an internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift focusing system with a two-speed, 7:1 control.

Autostar II Controller

Puts over 145,000 objects at your fingertips with the fastest GoTo performance available (8° per second - 10", 12" and 14" aperatures). Or you can control the system from an external computer. 

Portability and Transportation

Need a telescope system that can be easily broken down and moved to a dark-sky site? Always wanted a bigger telescope, but were worried about the weight? With the LX600 Split Fork design, you can have both. The OTA can be quickly separated from the mount, reducing the total weight that must be lifted at one time by 35 lb. This allows for easy setup and transportation even with the 12" or 14" OTA.

Solid Fork Mount

With Heavy Duty 5.75" Gears. Large, high-quality worm-gear drives in both axes provide smooth movements with low periodic error that are critical for long exposure astrophotography, that provides the freedom to go horizon to horizon without any meridian flip, unlike German Equatorial Mounts. 
 

Additional Features

  • 12" LX600-ACF comes fully equipped with AutoStar II keypad with 145,000 object library, Meade 1.25" diagonal, 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece and 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket.
  • Power panel includes the following ports: 12V input, 12V output, illuminated reticle, handbox, RS-232 x1, StarLock, Aux, and Focuser.
  • Meade Microfocuser compatible

 

  • 12" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 2438mm focal length
  • Meade Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Internal Crayford focuser - 2 speed, 7:1 control.
  • StarLock Automatic Guider - < 1 arc-second typical performance
  • AutoStar II GOTO System - 145,000 object library 
  • 8x50 refractor with cross hairs viewfinder
  • 26 mm Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepiece
  • Limited one year manufacturer warranty
  • Meade  LX600-ACF 12" f/8 Telescope (OTA Only)
  • AutoStar II Hand Controller
  • StarLock System
  • Fork Mount with Drive Base
  • 1.25" Diagonal Prism
  • 26 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket
  • Limited One-Year Warranty

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