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Meade LX90-ACF 12" F/10 (No Tripod)

Meade SKU: 1210-90-03N | helix SKU: ME12109003N

Overview

The 12" LX90-ACF has an 12” diameter f/10 ACF optical system (focal length 3048mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. This largest of the LX90 models collects over twice as much light as an 8" telescope, effectively doubling the image brightness on faint deep sky targets. Electronics include the advanced Meade AudioStar™ computer system with over 30,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.

Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16 channel genuine Sony GPS receiver. The Autostar is flash-updatable via free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable required).

All LX90 models feature the solid and stable LX90 aluminum double fork mount, with fast slew speed adjustable from 1 to 7 degrees per second. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount also has mechanical locks in both axis allowing adjustment even without power.

The LX90 comes fully equipped with a 1.25" diagonal mirror, 26mm Series 4000 Plössl eyepiece, Meade AutoStar® Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC and an 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket. Scope weight is 60 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

Specifications

Series
LX90 Telescopes

Warranty
1 Year

Experience Level
Intermediate

Clear Aperture
12"

Optical Design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical Coatings
UHTC™

Focal Length
3,048mm

Focal Ratio
f/10

Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)
0.380 arc-seconds

Oversized Primary Mirror
Yes

Viewfinder
8x50mm with cross-hair reticle

Eyepiece(s)
26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl

Focuser Mechanism
Single Speed Focuser

Diagonal
1.25" diagonal mirror

Hand Controller
AudioStar™

Object Database
30,000 objects

Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)
1.5 arc-minute (+/-)

Periodic Error Correction
Polar mode only (RA)

Slow Motion Controls
Electronic

Slew Speeds
RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec, 3°/sec, 6.5°/sec

Tracking Rates
Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates

Control Panel
12v Power port, On/Off Switch, Handbox port, 2x Aux ports

Power Source
(Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Power Supply

Batteries (User-Supplied)
8 x C cells

GPS Receiver
Yes

Electronic Focuser
Optional

Smart Drive™
Yes

Astronomer Inside™
Yes

Anti-vibration Pads
Optional

Wedge
Optional

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