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Meade 12in. LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope w/UHTC, No Tripod 1210-60-03N
Included Accessories: UHTC, No Tripod
Code: ME-TS-LX200ACF-12IN-1210-60-03N
MPN: 1210-60-03N
UPC: 709942500929
Meade 12 in LX200ACF Telescope w/ UHTC & Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece 1210-60-03
Included Accessories: UHTC & Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece
Code: ME-TS-LX200ACF-12IN-1210-60-03
MPN: 1210-60-03
UPC: 709942500462
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Meade 12 in LX200ACF Telescope with UHTC, Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece 1210-60-03 Product Info

Meade 12 in LX200ACF Telescope with UHTC, Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece 1210-60-03 is a Hubble for your Backyard! Meade LX200 ACF Telescopes brings Advanced Coma Free optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Now with Meade LX-200 ACF 12 inch Computerized Telescope you can own what the professionals own. Meade LX200 ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes includes all the field-proven features of the Meade LX200 and Meade LX200GPS Telescopes, including GPS, LNT, Primary Mirror Lock, Oversized Primary Mirror, SmartDrive, Smart Mount, Meade AutoAlign, Meade AutoStar II and more. Plus, all Meade Telescopes of Meade LX200 ACF series come with observatory-class optics crafted in the USA, Irvine, California. The new Meade LX200ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescopes are the biggest news in astronomy since, well, Meade LX200.

Available models of Meade 12 in LX200ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope:

  • 1210-60-03: Meade 12 in LX200ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC, Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • 1210-60-03N: Meade 12in. LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescope w/UHTC without Tripod

Features of Meade LX200ACF Telescopes:

  • Advanced Coma-Free Optics: Meade Advanced Comafree design is a huge jump over the traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain as far as sharpness of image, flatness of field, and color. Meade Advanced Coma Free Telescopes delivers the same sharp, flat, comafree field from edge to edge as a typical Ritchey-Chretien. The use of the corrector plate in the Meade ACF system creates a closed and protected optical tube, reduces astigmatism and eliminates the diffraction spikes inherent in the traditional RC design. ACF optical system by Meade perform at the same high level as comparable RC systems costing thousands more.
  • Meade UHTC Ultra-High Transmission Coatings: increases total light transmission and image brightness by nearly 20% over Meade standard coatings. Objects such as stars, galaxies and nebulae will appear significantly brighter. For more information on Meade UHTC, please, click here.
  • Zero Image Shift Microfocuser allows you to obtain precise image focus with no image movement. Sold separately, model 07080.
  • Primary Mirror Lock locks the mirror in place during long exposure astro photography.
  • Oversize Primary Mirror diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the Meade 8" LX200ACF is actually 8.25"). This additional 1/4" yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
  • Meade Smart Mount constantly refines pointing accuracy each time an object is centered and updated. Compatible with both equatorial and altazimuth mounts.
  • Meade Smart Drive provides permanent periodic error correction (PPEC) on both axes by learning and averaging error over the course of one or more training periods, thereby minimizing guiding corrections during long-exposure photographs. PPEC is available on both axes and functions in both polar and altazimuth modes.
  • Sony GPS Receiver Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align a LX200ACF Meade Telescope.
  • Meade AutoAlign: Telescopes with Meade Auto Align come pre-aligned. They are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Meade AutoAlign picks two fail-proof alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.
  • Meade AutoStar II Hand Controller features "Hot Keys" for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database. Meade Auto Star II can be updated with the latest software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets free at

For more information on Meade LX200ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes see the Meade LX 200 ACF Telescopes page.

Specifications for Meade 12" LX200ACF GPS Computerized Telescope:

Optical Design:   Advanced Coma Free
Clear Aperture:   305mm (12")
Focal Length Focal Ratio:   3048mm f/10 (12")
Maximum Practical Visual Power:   750X (12")
Telescope Mounting:   heavy-duty fork type; double-tine
Primary Mirror Lock:   included (progressive tension) All models
Zero Image-Shift Micro Focuser:   optional. 07080
Eyepiece:   Series 5000 26mm 5-Element Plossl (model 1210-60-02), Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (model 1210-60-03)
Viewfinder:   8 x 50mm
GPS, True-level and North sensors:   included (16-channel GPS receiver) All models
Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode:   1-arc min. All models
Meade Autostar II Hand Controller:   included (147,541 object database) All models
Batteries (user-supplied):   8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.):   20 hrs
Slew Speeds:   RA and Dec - 0.01x to1.0x sidereal, variable in0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 8°/sec., variable in 0.1° increments All models
Tracking Rates:   sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates All models
Primary, Secondary Mirrors:   Pyrex glass
Correcting Plate/Lens:   water white glass
Total Net Telescope Weight:   125 lbs.
Field Tripod Height all models:   30" to 44" variable
Meade UHTC Coatings:   Yes
UPC Code:   709942500455 (model 1210-60-02), 709942500462 (model 1210-60-03)

Package Contents:

  • Meade 12 in LX200ACF Telescope with UHTC, Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece 1210-60-03:
    • Meade LX200 ACF 12" OTA with Meade UHTC
    • Heavy Duty Double-Tine Fork Mount
    • AutoStar II GO-TO Computer Controller w/ LNT and Smart Mount Technology
    • 16-channel GPS Automatic Alignment System
    • Metal Field Tripod (30"-44")
    • AutoStar Suite Software
    • Meade Series 5000 26mm Plossl Eyepiece (model 1210-60-02), or Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (model 1210-60-03)
    • 1.25" Star Diagonal
    • 8 x 50mm Finder Scope
    • 7-port control panel (w/ two RS-232 serial interface ports)

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This scope is awesome. It has some minor software issues but it mnkaes up for it in Deep Space performance. The goto is dead on once you train the sensors and the only issue is the Moon and planets do not show up in the FOV Meade told me that they ...
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