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Meade 12 Inch LX90-ACF Advanced Coma Free w/GPS w/UHTC Coatings

Price: $2,899.00

  • Manufacturer: Meade
  • MPN: 1210-90-03
  • SKU: 1210-90-03
  • Availability: In-Stock - Available at warehouse ships in 1-2 weeks

*Is ONLY to the LOWER 48.
Not Alaska/Hawaii/ PR/Guam/Thailand, etc

The 12" LX90-ACF has an 12” diameter f/10 ACF optical system (focal length 3048mm) and Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. This largest of the LX90 models collects over twice as much light as an 8" telescope, effectively doubling the image brightness on faint deep sky targets. Electronics include the advanced Meade 497 AutoStar computer system with over 30,000 object library, multiple guided tours, High Precision Pointing capability, and Meade SmartDrive with Permanent Periodic Error Correction.

Precise and quick star alignment is done near effortlessly with an incorporated 16 channel genuine Sony GPS receiver. The Autostar is flash-updatable via free downloads at (optional cable required).

All LX90 models feature the solid and stable LX90 aluminum double fork mount, with fast slew speed adjustable from 1 to 7 degrees per second. Fine slewing and photographic guiding speeds can be adjusted from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments. The mount and all electronics are internally powered by 8 (user supplied) C-cell batteries which will typically operate the telescope for a generous 60 hours (optional Meade Universal AC adapter also available). The mount also has mechanical locks in both axis allowing adjustment even without power.

The LX90 comes fully equipped with a heavy duty height adjustable Meade Field Tripod, 1.25" diagonal prism, 26mm Series 4000 Plössl eyepiece, Meade AutoStar® Suite Astronomer Edition Software for PC and an 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket. Scope weight is 60 pounds with 19 pound tripod. Ships in 2 boxes.

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.


Clear Aperture12"

Optical DesignAdvanced Coma-Free (ACF)

Optical CoatingsUHTC™

Focal Length3,048mm

Focal Ratiof/10

Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)0.380 arc-seconds

Oversized Primary MirrorYesViewfinder8x50mm with cross-hair reticle

Eyepiece(s)26mm Series 4000™ Super Plössl

Focuser MechanismSingle Speed Focuser

Diagonal1.25" diagonal prism

Mount TypeFork type; double-tine

Hand ControllerAudioStar™

Object Database30,000 objects

Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)1.5 arc-minute (+/-)

Periodic Error CorrectionPolar mode only (RA)

Slow Motion ControlsElectronic

Slew SpeedsRA and Dec:1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 128x sidereal and 1.5°/sec., 3°/sec., 6.5°/sec.

Tracking RatesSidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates

Control Panel12v Power port, On/Off Switch, Handbox port, 2x Aux ports

TripodStandard Field TripodPower(Optional) 12v DC, 5 amp power supply

Batteries (User-Supplied)8 x C cells

GPS ReceiverYes

Electronic FocuserOptional

Smart Drive™Yes

Astronomer Inside™Yes

Anti-vibration PadsOptional


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