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Meade LX600 12" ACF StarLock

1208-70-01

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Meade’s remarkable LX600 f/8 ACF with StarLock technology takes a giant leap forward by making astro-imaging much easier and making setup and transportation a breeze. The LX600 is a simple to operate, portable package that makes taking great astrophotos as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter.

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Weight 179 lbs
Optical Design Schmidt Cassegrain
Aperture 12 inch
Mount Type Alt-Az Fork
Focal Length 2438 mm
Focal Ratio F8
Finderscope 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Power Requirements 12v DC (not supplied)
Optical Coatings UHTC™ - Ultra High Transmission
What is more important to you? Image resolution over brightness
Would you like a telescope to navigate for you? Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.
Warranty One Year

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Meade LX600-ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free w/UHTC from 10" to 16".

Meade’s remarkable LX600 f/8 ACF with StarLock technology takes a giant leap forward by making astro-imaging much easier and making setup and transportation a breeze. The LX600 is a simple to operate, portable package that makes taking great astrophotos as easy as focusing your camera and opening the shutter. The collection of features and technology integrated into the LX600 is unavailable from any other manufacturer and its ease of use cannot be duplicated by just attaching a set of add-ons to another scope.

Faster, Sharper Optical System

The LX600 employs a fast f/8 ACF™ optical system with high-contrast baffling that assures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. The all-new OTA features an internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift focusing system with a two-speed, 7:1 control.

Portability & Transportation

Need a telescope system that can be easily broken down and moved to a dark-sky site? Always wanted a bigger telescope, but were worried about the weight? With the LX600 Split Fork design, you can have both. The OTA can be quickly separated from the mount, reducing the total weight that must be lifted at one time by 35 lb. This allows for easy setup and transportation even with a 12" or 14" optical tube (OTA).

StarLock™ — Full-Time Automatic Guiding

StarLock is the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and a super wide-angle lens in a two camera system that automatically finds your target in high-precision, immediately captures a field star as dim as 11th magnitude and then guides to an accuracy of one arcsecond. There's no need for a separate guide or computer and the StarLock requires no user focusing or guide star selection. StarLock automatically programs periodic error correction and then corrects for any other errors down to virtually zero.

LX600 10" ACF LX600 12" ACF LX600 14" ACF LX600 16" ACF
Product Code 1008-70-01 1208-70-01 1408-70-01 1608-70-01
Clear Aperture 10" 12" 14" 16"
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings UHTC™ - Ultra High Transmission
Focal Length 2032mm 2438mm 2845mm 3251mm
Focal Ratio f/8 f/8 f/8 f/8
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.456 arc-seconds 0.380 arc-seconds 0.326 arc seconds 0.285 arc seconds
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes Yes Yes Yes
Focuser Mechanism Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
Viewfinder 8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
Dovetail Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks
Eyepiece(s) 26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl
Diagonal 1.25" diagonal prism 1.25" diagonal prism 1.25" diagonal prism 1.25" diagonal prism
Mount Type Heavy-duty fork type; double-tine; removable
Hand Controller AutoStar® II AutoStar® II AutoStar® II AutoStar® II
Object Database 145,000 objects 145,000 objects 145,000 objects 145,000 objects
Pointing Precision
(High-Precision)
1 arc-minute (+/-) 1 arc-minute (+/-) 1 arc-minute (+/-) 1 arc-minute (+/-)
Periodic Error Correction
(PEC)
Both Axes Both Axes Both Axes Both Axes
Permanent PEC
(PPEC)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
StarLock™ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical Guiding Performance < 1 arc-second < 1 arc-second < 1 arc-second < 1 arc-second
Slow Motion Controls Mechanical & Electronic Mechanical & Electronic Mechanical & Electronic Mechanical & Electronic
Slew Speeds RA and Dec 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
Tripod Giant Field Tripod Giant Field Tripod Giant Field Tripod MAX Tripod
Power (optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply
Batteries (user supplied) 8 x C cells 8 x C cells 8 x C cells no
GPS Receiver Yes Yes Yes Yes
Time Chip Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Focuser Optional Optional Optional Optional
Smart Mount™ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Drive™ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-vibration Pads Included Included Included Included
Wedge (optional) X-Wedge (#07028) X-Wedge (#07028) X-Wedge (#07028) MAX Wedge (#07029)
Transit weight 68 kg 79 kg 120 kg 186 kg

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