LX90 ACF™ Telescope - 12" f/10

Regular Price: $2,899.00

Special Price $2,699.00

Availability: In stock

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  • 12” Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™)

  • 3048mm (f/10) Focal Length

  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™)

  • Features AudioStar™: 30,000+ Object-Database

  • Built-In GPS

  • Standard Field Tripod with Dual-Fork Mount

  • Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl Eyepiece INCLUDED

  • 8X50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair INCLUDED


SKU: 1210-90-03
 

Product Description

The LX90 Series 12" ACF™ Telescope features a 12" aperture, 3048mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio with Dual-Fork Mounting. Equipped with Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) and a resolving power of 0.456 arc-seconds for the improvement of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes a Series 4000 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (96x), viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair), 1.25” Diagonal Mirror, and Standard Field Tripod. OTA and Mount Weight: 57 lbs. OTA Dimensions/Mount Dimensions: 29” x 18” x 27”. Tripod Weight: 19 lbs. Tripod Dimension: 30” to 44” Variable.

The patented Meade Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optical design offers coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields greatly desired by discerning amateur astronomers, astrophotographers and professional observatories alike. This system also reduces astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. Meade’s LX90 also features Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™). UHTC™ are specialized multi-layered coatings that are precisely designed to improve the performance of your telescope’s optics. You’ll see brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and additional surface features on planets. Averaged over the entire visible spectrum, total light transmission to the focus increases by 15%. 

LX90 electronics include: Meade’s advanced AudioStar™ computer system with a 30,000+ object-library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and Meade’s SmartDrive™ with Permanent Periodic Error Correction. Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16-channel genuine Sony GPS receiver. 

All LX90 models feature a solid and stable aluminum double-fork mount with fast slew speed adjustable from 1.5° to 6.5°/second. Mount and electronics are internally powered by (8) x C-cell (user-supplied) batteries, which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC Adapter can be used). The mount also has mechanical locks and slow motion manual controls in both axis if no power is available.

With high-quality features and performance, Meade’s LX90 ACF™ is a staple for your astronomy ventures. Make it your time to own The Legend.

Product carries full one year Meade limited factory warranty.

 

Reviews

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Would recommend it to anyone interested in planetary or deep space observations (Posted on 11/23/2018)
Review by:
I purchased my Meade LX 90 ACF 12" about a week ago from B&H Photo and received it just a few days later. The sales staff were excellent. I had a question for the Meade Rep Salvador and it was handled with professionalism second to none. I highly recommend this ACF 12" if you are looking for the very best, the KING of scopes. 5 STARs. (Posted on 11/9/2018)

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
Tripod Standard Field Tripod
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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