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Meade LX90ACF 12 inch Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC
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Code: ME-TS-LX90ACF-12IN-1210-90-03
MPN: 1210-90-03
UPC: 709942370249
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Meade LX90ACF 12" Advanced Coma-Free Telescope with UHTC 1210-90-03 Product Info

The NEW Meade LX90ACF Computerized Telescopes 1210-90-03 can do more than track satellites. Meade LX 90 ACF 12" Telescope imagetalks to them as well. Turn the Meade LX-90 ACF 12 in Advanced Coma Free Telescope on and the built-in Sony GPS sensor immediately determines your precise date, time and location. Meade AutoAlign then uses this info to align your scope for a tour of the most spectacular sights in the universe. With all the features of the legendary Meade LX 90 Advanced Coma Free plus the ability to communicate to satellites, the new Meade LX90 ACF 12 inch Telescope now has it all. When it comes to industry-leading American-made optics, depth of features, and value for your dollar, Meade LX90 ACF Telescope is the best telescope value you can find. Meade LX90 ACF Telescopes are upgraded versions of older Meade LX90 LNT Telescopes. Meade LX90ACF Astro Telescopes includes both GPS & LNT (Level North Technology).

Meade 12 LX90 ACF Advanced ComaFree Computerized Telescopes:

  • 1210-90-03: Meade 12" LX 90 ACF Telescope w/ Meade UHTC

Meade AudioStar Controller - Meade LX 90 ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes include Meade AudioStar Computer Controller. Meade AudioStar Controller helps you quickly find, and GoTo over 30,000 objects in the night sky. Meade Audio Star Computer Controller allows to View planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae and comets - all at the push of a button. You don't already know the night sky? Let the preprogrammed Tonight's Best tour in your Meade Audio Star automatically point your Meade Telescope to the best objects in the sky and play audio clips with detailed information. Astronomy has never been so easy and rewarding. Meade AudioStar can be updated after purchase. Log on to www.meade.com to download software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets, satellites and new discoveries - Free! Keep your Meade AudioStar Computer up-to-date, and your Meade LX90 ACF Go To Telescope will grow with you for years to come.

Autoalign - Meade LX 90 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 viewfinder. Just center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips.

Advanced Coma-Free Design - Meade 's ACF optical design produces coma-free pinpoint star images and a flatter field that discerning astrophotographers and most professional observatories expect, and reduces the astigmatism and eliminates diffractions spikes found in classical RCs.

Oversized Primary Mirror - Only Meade manufactures their primary mirrors in diameters larger than their listed aperture (e.g. the diameter of Meade 8" LX90 Telescope 's primary mirror is actually 8.25").This additional 1/4" yields a wider, fully illuminated field-of-view, and allows you to see the light other telescopes leave behind.

Slew Speed - Meade LX 90 ACF Computerized Telescope slews (moves) from star to star at 7 degrees per second. That is more than twice as fast as the competition. This means that over the course of an evening, Meade LX90ACF Telescope will show you two to three times more objects.

Rigid Cast Aluminum Fork Mount - The Meade LX90ACF OTA Optical Tube Assembly is mounted on two sturdy fork arms giving you a rock solid platform for astrophotography.

Meade LX200 Series Tripod - Meade LX90 ACF Telescopes come standard with the same sturdy field tripod as the Meade LX200 ACF Telescopes.

Smart Drive - Meade AudioStar provides Periodic Error Correction PEC(in polar mode). Over the course of one or more training periods your LX90ACF Meade Telescope will minimize guiding corrections during long exposure astro photography.

Smartfinder (Red Dot) & 8 x 50 Viewfinder - Quickly and easily locate and center deep sky objects.

Made in the USA - All Meade LX90 ACF Telescopes are made in the USA at Meade 's state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility in Irvine, California.

Meade UHTC - available on Meade 12 inch LX90 ACF 1210-90-01 model, Meade UHTC Ultra-High Transmission Coatings is a series of exotic optical coatings precisely tuned to optimize the visual, photographic and CCD imaging performance of your Meade LX90ACF Go To Telescope. Image brightness is increased by nearly 15% over standard Meade coatings.

Specifications for meade LX 90 ACF 12in Telescopes:

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Clear Aperture: image 12" (305mm)
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Optical Design: image Advanced Coma-Free
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Focal Length Focal Ratio: image 3048mm f/10(12")
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Optical Coating: image MgF2 on correcting plate (2-sides); standard aluminum on primary and secondary mirrors; Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
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Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length): image 13.6" x 25"
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GPS: image Sony GPS
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LNT Module: image Patented Level-North Technology with electronic level sensor, electronic magnetic north sensor, high-precision clock.
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Smart Finder: image Red Dot viewfinder
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Viewfinder: image 8x50
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Telescope Mounting: image fork-type; double tine
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Setting Circle Diameters, RA and Dec.: image RA: 8"; Dec.: 5"
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Zero Image-Shift Micro Focuser: image Optional, click here to order
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GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.): image 5-arc mins.
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Pointing Precision, High Precision Mode: image 3-arc mins.
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Slow-Motion Controls: image Electric, RA and Dec
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Meade AudioStar Hand Controller: image PIC 16C57 microcontroller; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlit
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Batteries (user-supplied): image 8 x C-cells
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Battery Life (approx.): image 60 hrs.
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Onboard Celestial Object Database: image 30,223 objects
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Slew Speeds: image RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.
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Tracking Rates : image Sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
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Tube Body: image Aluminum
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Mount Castings: image Aluminum
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Primary, Secondary Mirrors: image Pyrex glass
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Correcting Plate/Lens: image Clear Water White Glass
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Telescope Weight: image 60 lbs.
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Tripod Weight: image 19 lbs.
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Field Tripod Height all models: image 30" to 44" variable
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Features of Meade 12" LX90 ACF GoTo Telescopes:

  • Has both LNT and GPS Technologies
  • Meade AutoAlign
  • AudioStar Controller
    • Contains hours of audio descriptions of planets, stars, constellations, clusters, nebula, galaxies and more
    • Audio Star with Astronomer Inside takes you on a guided tour of the best objects in the night sky from your location at that time, playing audio descriptions of the objections and their details
    • AudioStar controls the telescope to track over 30,000 objects automatically
    • Meade Audio Star provides detailed knowledge of the cosmos on par with a professional astronomer
  • Advanced Coma-Free Optical Design
  • Oversized Primary Mirror
  • Rigid Cast Aluminum Fork Mount
  • Meade LX 200 Tripod
  • Smart Drive
  • Red Dot Smartfinder & 8x50 View Finder

Package Contents:

  • Meade 12 inch LX 90 ACF UHTC Advanced Coma-Free Computerized Telescope w/ AudioStar, GPS, LNT 1210-90-03
  • Double-Tine Fork Mount
  • AudioStar hand controller w/ LNT (Level North Technology)
  • 8x50mm Viewfinder
  • Meade Red Dot SmartFinder
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 26 mm eyepiece
  • Meade AudioStar Suite Software
  • Meade LX-200 ACF Series Tripod
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Helpful Positive Review WOW! A worthy investment! by Legacy Reviewer, November 27, 2007
I am a seasoned astronomer but the most I had spent on a telescope before was about $800, so committing to a scope of this caliber and expense was a little daunting at first. However, I couldn't be happier with my decision! I looked at similar telesc...
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If you want astronomical perfection but you don't want to drop several billion on the Hubble, I think this is as close as you can get.
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