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Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC

Item # HN-MEAD358

Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture
305mm
Battery
8 X C cell
Battery Life
20 hours
Brand
Meade
Component
0.380 arcseconds Resolving Power
Configuration
UHTC Optical Coating
Eyepiece 1
26mm (117x)
Features
Alt-Az Mount, GoTo, GPS
Finderscope
8x50
Focal Length
3048mm
Focal Ratio
f/10
Gender
Highest Useful Magnification
600x
Mount Design
Dual Fork Arm
Object Database
145000 objects
Optical Design
Advanced Coma Free
Power Source
Battery
Recommended Usage
Viewing the Planets, Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters, Viewing the Moon
Star Diagonal
1.25 inches
Telescopes Series
Meade LX200-ACF Advanced Coma-Free Telescopes
User Level
For the Expert
Warranty
Weight
50 lbs Tripod, 34.66 lbs Telescope
Weight Complete
125 lbs.

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Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Quality lenses (4)
  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (4)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Meade 12 inch LX-200 is an Awesome scope

    By Anne A

    from GATLINBURG,TN

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to Use
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC:

      i Bought my LX-200 a few days ago. It came in the alloted time. it was well worth the money. Telescope.com did a great job of getting my scope to me. All of it went smoothly. the LX-200 got tehre thursday afternoon i was out with it that night. the details you see with the 12" aperture was outstanding. it a heavy scope but not bad as you hear. 72 pounds and the handles made it easy to move around. the tripod is a heavy duty and is very stable. All said and done this is one of the best Telescope i have ever used. the optic are perfect and were accurately colimated when i recieved it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LX200AFC is an awesome scope

      By Dave Price

      from Aiken S.C.

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC:

      I just recieved my 12" LX200 ACF gps yesterday. it had been raining and was cloudy. but i set the tripod up just incase. as it got dark it looked as if i would nto get the first night. but around 8:30pm it started to clear. from then on set up was quick easy. the scope was not that bad to move. it could get heavy at 75 pounds on the mount and tube. but i was able to easily move it place it on the tripod bolt it down wiht no issues. The optics were great. first test Orion's great Nebula with a 40 mm plossl. absolutly great awesome detail even to teh point of seeing dust trail details. then on to planettary absolutly insain even in the 40 mm Jupiter showed two ring in the atsmophere. four moons visable. but the next to it one more test 40 mm with the cluster of all clusters and there was the problem this scope is for small targets in f10 mode. but the details you could see behind the pleadies which show up incredible in the 50 mm finderscope which in itself is an awesome little scope for wide field and acurate and easy to set up. slip it in lock in down and its two screws to colimate it to the main optics. great scope and even if not on the manual controls will make it easy for visual dead scope this scope. which i did last night with great suscess. holding on the jupiter to the crab nebula and on some of the globular clusters. and as they told me it would be at my door in three days and around 12:30 there it was both about 40 minutes apart and two deliveries. i will definatly be back to get more parts for my new scope.

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      • Yes

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Big portable telescope

      By Eli

      from Chicago Suburbs

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC:

      This is the largest portable telescope I can picture. Any larger and it will be best in a permanent location. I bought this thinking I'll be able to set up myself. Maybe I can but I do not want to risk dropping it and have always had assistance setting up. It barely fits in my SUV. If you are a beginner, do not expect to see much on your first night. You first need to do all sorts of calibration and training. And good luck with the GPS getting a signal. I wish they would update the electronics on this thing. Who still has RS-232 ports on their computer?

      The views on this telescope are much better than on my Meade 114mm reflector and for this price they better be. The main reason I purchased a second telescope was the tracking ability. This one works like expected. I am happy with the quality of the construction. Do not expect to see images like the ones you see in magazines or T.V. Those are probably taken with the Hubble and there is no way this is going to match the Hubble. This is a good looking telescope that produces clear crisp images and has always been a hit in gatherings with our friends.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Big Eyes

      By Marco

      from SP, Brasil

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade 12 Inch LX200-ACF Advanced Coma Free Telescope with UHTC:

        Big telescope, best fit in a small observatory.

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