LX600 ACF™ - 12" f/8 (No Tripod)

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  • 12" f/8 Advanced Coma Free Optics- 2438mm focal length

  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)

  • Crayford Focuser

  • StarLock Automatic Guider

  • AutoStar II GOTO System

  • SKU: 1208-70-01N
     

    Product Description

    Meade Instruments is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of industry leading developments, the LX600, ready to take your visual and optical astronomy to the next level. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma Free optical system produces a wider, flatter field with no coma for pinpoint stars out to the edge of larger imaging sensors and extreme wide angle eyepieces. Includes StarLock for full time guiding at one arc second precision and LightSwitch style auto-alignment, Crayford style zero shift focuser with reduction, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 145,000 object library, and much more.

    This 12" LX600 has 12" diameter f/8 ACF optics (focal length 2438mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. The redesigned mirror mounting system achieves zero image shift and includes an internal Crayford style focuser with two speed, 7:1 reduction control that allows for quick and easy adjustments.

    Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic.

    The 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, Microfocuser item #07080 sold separately.

    Optical Tube with Split-Fork Arms: 136 lbs.

    Drive Base with Split-Fork Arms: 50 lbs.

    NOTE:Shown in photo with Tripod. Tripod is NOT included. Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.

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    Series LX600 Telescopes
    Warranty 1 Year
    Experience Level Intermediate, Advanced
    Clear Aperture 12"
    Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
    Optical Coatings UHTC™
    Focal Length 2438mm
    Focal Ratio f/8
    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 Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
    Diagonal 1.25" diagonal mirror
    Hand Controller AutoStar® II
    Object Database 145,000 objects
    Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode) 1 arc-minute (+/-)
    Periodic Error Correction Both Axes
    Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) Yes
    StarLock™ Yes
    Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock < 1 arc-second
    Slow Motion Controls Mechanical & Electronic
    Slew Speeds RA and Dec: 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 2°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments.
    Tracking Rates Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
    Control Panel 12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port
    Power Source (Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply
    Batteries (User-Supplied) 8 x C cells
    GPS Receiver Yes
    Electronic Focuser Optional
    Smart Mount™ Yes
    Smart Drive™ Yes
    Wedge Optional

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