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 Microfocuser: Optional accessory. Order PN: 07080
Eyepiece: Series 4000 26mm Super Ploss
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
Autostar® II Hand Controller: Included (147,541 object database) All models
Batteries (user-supplied): 8 x C-cells
Battery Life (approx.): 20 hrs
Slew Speed: RA and Dec: 0.01x to 1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x 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: 57kg lbs.
Telescope Shipping Weight (approx.): 75kg
Oversized Primary Mirror
Diameters are greater than their listed aperture (e.g., the diameter of the 8″ LX200-ACF is actually 8.25″). This additional 1/4″ yields a wide, fully illuminated field-of-view.
Controller features “Hot Keys” for quick access to a 145,000 celestial object database. AutoStar II can be updated with the latest software upgrades, guided tours and timely objects like comets free at meade.com.
Sony®GPS Receiver Sensor + AutoAlign™
Telescopes with Meade’s new AutoAlign are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. AutoAlign picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your view-finder. Just center to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the universe are at your fingertips. Sony®GPS Receiver Sensor automatically inputs precise time, date, and geographical location to help quickly and precisely align the telescope.