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Model: 1208-70-01Brand: MeadeDesign: SCTSize: 12" (305mm)Computerized: Computerized GOTOLevel: AdvancedMount Type: Alt Az
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Easier to use. Easier to move. Smart. Only from Meade.
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 SYSTEMThe 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 & TRANSPORTATIONNeed 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" OTA
STARLOCK — FULL-TIME AUTOMATIC GUIDINGStarLock 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.
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.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)
Oversized Primary Mirror
8x50mm with cross-hair reticle
26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl
Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
1.25" diagonal mirror
Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)
1 arc-minute (+/-)
Periodic Error Correction
Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock
< 1 arc-second
Slow Motion Controls
Mechanical & Electronic
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.
Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates
12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port
Giant Field Tripod
(Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply
8 x C cells
Assembled Product Weight
Telescope Net Weight: 86 lbs.
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