Meade LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

Meade LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit with Case

Meade LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit with Case

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Meade LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit with Case

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Meade LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit JMI Telescopes CASELX12R10 Telescope Carrying Case Meade LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit with Case

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  • LX200-ACF 12" Telescope Kit
  • ABS Plastic Case with Foam Lining

Focal Ratio: f/10

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  • 1Description

This LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit with Case from B&H features a large Meade LX200 with a custom-fit hard protective carrying case.

The optical tube assembly and the case have been specially matched by the experts at B&H to bring you an already tested combination. There's no need for you to try experimenting with cases for this telescope. The deliberately chosen partnership will save you time and aggravation by joining Meade's LX200-ACF 12" Telescope Kit with a light and durable case.

  • Meade LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit

    Meade's LX200-ACF Telescope brings to market a sophisticated catadioptric optical design favored by research facilities worldwide, but at a price that many enthusiasts can afford.  Most professional applications are either this style of telescope or a gargantuan apochromatic refractor.  Meade's 12" LX200-ACF with UHTC multicoatings provides a serious deep space aperture, and is a big scope with a huge chunk of glass at the front-while a single person can set it up, it is a task best handled by a pair.  If you're used to 8" Schmidt-Cassegrains and their performance, this LX200-ACF 12" scope will be a shocking step up in every optical parameter.  Go after the faint fuzzies and see what you can see.

    Although this premium 12" catadioptric scope's robust twin-fork altazimuth mount's meant for delightful observing first and foremost, it is easily adapted to extended astrophotography by using either Meade's Deep Sky Imager (which eliminates field rotation via software), Field De-Rotator, or #07008 Equatorial Wedge.

    Power for the LX200 12" is supplied by 8 "C" batteries, but via optional accessories you can also adapt the scope to operate from an AC wall unit or from DC power via the #607 Cigarette Lighter Adapter (the #607 can also operate in the field off of a Celestron Power Tank instead of from a vehicle's cigarette lighter port).

    For 2009, Meade has refined the delivery of the LX200-ACF models to meet the demands of the marketplace.  They now no longer includes the #07080 electric focuser as standard equipment, and use a Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepiece instead of the Series 5000 version.

    Advanced f/10.0 Optics
    Advanced catadioptric optics perfect for demanding research and enthusiast imaging; renderings of stars remain tight circles from center to edge of field.
    GPS Receiver Sensor
    The LX200 features a Sony® GPS receiver sensor, which automatically inputs ultra-exact time, date & location values to help quickly align the telescope with remarkable (~1 arc minute) precision.
    Smart Mount & Smart Drive Technology
    By constantly refining the pointing accuracy each time an object is centered and updated, Meade's Smart Mount™ & Smart Drive™ technologies provide permanent periodic error corrections (PPEC) on both axes by learning and averaging errors over the course of one or more training periods, to minimize guiding corrections during long-exposure astrophotography.
    Primary Mirror Lock
    The LX200's primary mirror can be locked in place to benefit long-exposure astrophotography as well as focus retention while slewing.
    UHTC Ultra High Transmission Coatings
    UHTC Ultra High Transmission Coatings (employed upon all optical surfaces) yield a 20% decrease in light loss and dramatically-enhanced detail of deep space objects.
    Extensive Imaging Capacity
    Make shorter exposures immediately with a digiscoping adapter, SLR adapter, or piggyback camera adapter.  Longer professional exposures can be achieved with the #1220 Field De-Rotator, Wedge, or any of Meade's Deep Sky Imagers which feature field de-rotation software.
    3 Power Options
    Use 8 "C" batteries right out of the box, or instead adapt to AC power with the #07584 AC Adapter or to a vehicle's cigarette lighter port with the #607 DC Power Cord with Cigarette Lighter Adapter (catalog #07043).  The #607 DC Power Cord can also operate from the power supplied by a Celestron Power Tank in the field.
    UPC: 709942000160
  • JMI Telescopes CASELX12R10 Telescope Carrying Case

    The JMI CASELX12R10 Telescope Carrying Case (Black) is a molded ABS plastic with die-cut foam lining and compartments for telescope, eyepieces, finder scope and accessories. It is designed to carry a Meade LX90GPS 12", LX200 (non-GPS) 12", LX200GPS 12", LX200R 12", LX400-ACF 10" or RCX400 telescope that can be stowed with the nose between the mount forks. If your model must be stowed with the nose up, it will not fit in this case. To fit in the case, the finderscope must be removed and stored separately in the provided cutout. A vinyl cover for the finder scope is included. There is a removable cover (no hinge) with six lockable latches, it is removed completely to insert or remove the telescope. The case has four steel-reinforced handles and is designed to be maneuvered like a wheelbarrow with two retractable handle bars and two 10" pneumatic wheels.

    Construction
    • Molded ABS plastic with die-cut foam lining and compartments for telescope, eyepieces, finder scope and accessories
    • Removable cover (no hinge) with six lockable latches, it is removed completely to insert or remove the telescope
    • Vinyl cover for finder scope is included
    Carrying options
    • Four steel-reinforced handles
    • Two retractable handle bars
    • Two 10" pneumatic wheels, installation of the wheels and support rails is easy and requires two 7/16" wrenches (or two crescent wrenches)
    Compatibility
    • Models with the ability to be stowed with the nose between the mount forks
    • Meade LX90GPS 12", LX200 (non-GPS) 12", LX200GPS 12", LX200R 12", LX400-ACF 10" or RCX400 telescopes
In the Box
  • LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • #828 Viewfinder 8x50mm Blue Tube with Bracket
  • Eyepiece Holder (aka Visual Back) - for 1.25" Acc. on 2"-18 Rear Cell
  • #918A 90-Degree Prism Diagonal (1.25")
  • AutoStar II Computerized Hand Controller
  • Autostar Suite Software
  • Computerized Altazimuth Fork Mount
  • Giant Field Tripod
  • Internal "C" Cell Battery Chamber
  • 1-Year Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Meade LX200-ACF 12"/305mm Catadioptric Telescope Kit
    Optical Design Hybrid catadioptric
    Optical Lens Diameter 12.0" (305mm)
    Focal Length 3048mm
    Focal Ratio f/10.0
    Maximum Useful Magnification 600x
    Resolving Power 0.38
    Optical Tube Dimensions 13.6 x 25.0" (34.5 x 63.5cm) WxL
    Mount Type Altazimuth
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"-18 (1.25" reducing adapter included)
    Finderscope 8x50 Straight
    Tripod Giant Field steel tripod w/ 3" segments (40-50"/102-127cm)
    Motor Yes
    GO-TO Capability Yes
    PC Compatible Yes
    Power Source 8 1.5-volt "C" batteries
    Optional #547 AC adapter
    Optional #607 Cigarette plug adapter
    Weight 125.0 lbs (56.75kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 44.0 x 29.0 x 21.5"
  • JMI Telescopes CASELX12R10 Telescope Carrying Case
    Material Exterior: Molded ABS plastic
    Interior: Die-cut foam lining
    Type of Closure Six lockable latches
    Exterior Dimensions 51-5/8 x 24-7/8 x 19" (131.13 x 63.18 x 48.26cm) (WxHxD) with wheels
    Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Accommodates Meade LX90GPS 12", LX200 (non-GPS) 12", LX200GPS 12", LX200R 12", LX400-ACF 10" or RCX400 telescopes
    Carrying/Transport Options Four steel handles
    Two retractable handlebars
    10" wheels
    Weight 44 lbs (19.96kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.7 x 25.3 x 15.0"

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