Meade 12" f/10 LX200 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

MSRP: $4,099.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • 12" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 3048mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • Primary mirror lock for increased image stablilty
  • Oversized low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror
  • Losmandy wide style mounting rail
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Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limited Optics, Losmandy-style dovetail, and Dust Cover.

The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs. Using the Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance — with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffractions spikes — equal to Ritchey-Chrétien systems, at a fraction of the price. Coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (standard on all LX200-ACF systems), you have the ultimate in premium optics.

The ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

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.

The 12" LX200 Optical Tube Assembly has a 3048mm focal length, an f/10 focal ratio, and weighs 35lbs.

Designed and Manufactured in North America.

Warranty:
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.
Best for viewing
Fainter deep sky
Best for imaging
Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Astro-imaging capability
Lunar, planetary & long exposure
User level
Advanced
Optical design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical diameter
304mm
Focal length
3048mm
Focal ratio
f/10.0
Resolving power
0.38arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification
43x
Highest useful magnification
300x
Highest theoretical magnification
608x
Limiting stellar magnitude
15.1
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
5x24
Focuser
Internal
Mount type
Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material
Aluminum
Weight, optical tube
35.0 lbs.
Additional included accessories
Losmandy style dovetail bar
Other features
Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Warranty
Two year