Meade LX200-ACF 305mm f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope Kit with Case
Meade LX200-ACF 305mm f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope Kit with Case

Meade LX200-ACF 305mm f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope Kit with Case

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SSK # MD-LX200-ACF305MM

Estimated 3-14 Days from Supplier
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RM99,500.00

Shopping Point 497.500 = RM497.50

Key Features

  • 12" (305mm) Aperture OTA
  • 3048mm Focal Length, f/10 Focal Ratio
  • Ultra-High Transmission Optical Coatings
  • Advanced Coma-Free Optical Design
  • Heavy-Duty Motorized Alt-Az Fork Mount
  • AutoStar II Computer Hand Controller
  • 145,000+ Object Database
  • Integrated 16-Channel GPS Module
  • Multiple Assisted Alignment Procedures
  • JMI Molded ABS Plastic Carrying Case

The Meade Instruments LX200-ACF 305mm f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope Kit to give you a complete and powerful, near research-grade astronomic observation system, with a way to safely transport and carry the optical tube assembly (OTA) and mount. The kit consists of the large-aperture OTA, dual-tine motorized alt-azimuth fork mount, the AutoStar II computer hand controller, and a heavy-duty stainless steel tripod to support it all. To get you observing right out of the box, the kit comes with a finderscope, eyepiece, and diagonal.

JMI Telescopes CASELX12R10 Telescope Carrying Case

The black JMI CASELX12R10 Telescope Carrying Case is a molded ABS plastic with die-cut foam lining and compartments for telescope, eyepieces, finder scope, and accessories. It is designed to carry a Meade LX90GPS 12", LX200 (non-GPS) 12", LX200GPS 12", LX200R 12", LX400-ACF 10", or RCX400 telescope that can be stowed with the nose between the mount forks. If your model must be stowed with the nose up, it will not fit in this case. To fit in the case, the finderscope must be removed and stored separately in the provided cutout. There is a removable cover (no hinge) with six lockable latches that is removed completely to insert or remove the telescope. The case has four steel-reinforced handles and is designed to be maneuvered like a wheelbarrow with two retractable handle bars and two 10" pneumatic wheels.

Construction

  • Molded ABS plastic with die-cut foam lining and compartments for telescope, eyepieces, finder scope, and accessories
  • Removable cover (no hinge) with six lockable latches that is removed completely to insert or remove the telescope

Carrying Options

  • Four steel-reinforced handles
  • Two retractable handle bars
  • Two 10" pneumatic wheels; installation of the wheels and support rails is easy and requires two 7/16" wrenches (or two crescent wrenches)

Compatibility

  • Models with the ability to be stowed with the nose between the mount forks
  • Meade LX90GPS 12", LX200 (non-GPS) 12", LX200GPS 12", LX200R 12", LX400-ACF 10", or RCX400 telescopes

Meade LX200-ACF 305mm f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope (OTA and Mount Only)

Designed and built for near-research-grade work, the Meade Instruments LX200-ACF 305mm f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope represents one of the largest apertures in the series to yield bright and clear views with the capability to reach far into deep space. Outfitted with a large 305mm (12") oversized primary mirror, the optical path is made in Meade's proprietary Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) hybrid catadioptric lens/mirror/corrector plate configuration, with their Ultra-High Transmission Coating (UHTC) system. The ACF and UHTC work together, along with the large light bucket and long focal length, to produce images with virtually zero distortion, off-axis coma, fringing, astigmatism, or other aberration across the entire field of view and with accurate high-contrast colors.

Controlling the mount and focuser is the AutoStar II controller. This full-featured GoTo system has a database of over 145,000 objects with multiple custom guided tours—including audio tours via its built-in speaker. Complete with variable slew and tracking rates, plus autoguider compatibility, the AutoStar helps to unlock the true potential of the optical tube assembly (OTA). Its dual-tine motorized fork mount is outfitted with a 16-channel GPS receiver that transmits accurate day, time, and location to the AutoStar hand controller, and True Level and True North sensors assist in accurate setup for more precise alignment as well as GoTo and tracking accuracy. Meade offers the LX200 here with just the OTA and mount, for users who already have a heavy-duty tripod or a permanent pier to support the 75-pound weight. Meade makes the LX200 ready to go out of the box by including a 1.25" 90° star diagonal, a moderate-magnification eyepiece, and a large 8x50 finder with quick release bracket.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • Large 305mm (12") aperture draws in enough light for observing deep-sky objects
  • Moderate f/10 focal ratio makes the OTA ideal for long-exposure astrophotography when mount/OTA is used with an equatorial wedge
  • Long 3048mm focal length produces a high magnification potential to perform deep-sky observations easily
  • Advanced Coma-Free catadioptric design
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) system
  • Resolution: 0.380 arcsec, Dawes' Limit
  • Internal mirror lock prevents focus adjustments for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Internal single-speed coarse focuser complements the included zero image-shift electronic focuser
  • 1.25" standard SCT visual back accepts the most common size eyepieces and accessories

Optical Technologies

Advanced Coma-Free System:
  • Reduces off-axis comas and astigmatism for sharper images
  • Eliminates diffraction spikes for better resolution
  • Aplanatic design produces flat, distortion-free images across the field of view—especially at the edges
Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC):
  • All corrector plate and mirror surfaces are fully multi-coated
  • Engineered to optimize visual, photographic, and CCD imaging
  • Improves light transmission across the entire visible spectrum through the optical path
  • Corrector plate coatings made up of multiple layers of aluminum oxide (Al2O3), titanium dioxide (TiO2), and magnesium fluoride (MgF2)
  • Mirror coatings consist of aluminum with multi-layer coatings of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silicon dioxide (SiO2)

 

 

AutoStar II GoTo Computer Controller

General:
  • Full GoTo capabilities
  • Intuitive menu-driven interface
  • 145,000 object database
  • Multiple guided tours available based on when and where it is set up
  • Guided audio tours via built-in speaker
  • Tracking accuracy: ±1 arcsec
  • Smart Drive system for Periodic Error Correction (PEC) and Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC): Trains out tracking errors for more precision
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, lunar, custom: Select from 2000 incremental rates
  • Multiple slew speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x sidereal, 0.25°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, 2°/sec (max)
  • Fast slew speeds from 1 to 8°/sec, user selected at 0.1°/sec increments; fine slewing and photographic guiding speed from .01x to 1x sidereal in one one-hundredth increments
  • Calculate future dates and times for events like sunrises and sunsets; moonrises, moonsets, and Moon phases; solar and lunar eclipses for the next 100 years; meteor showers; and equinoxes and solstices
  • Flash updatable via the Meade website
Database details:
  • Solar system: Sun, Moon, asteroids, comets
  • Moon features including landing points, mountains, craters, and lakes
  • Satellites: Including the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, GPS satellites, and geosynchronous orbit satellites
  • Deep-sky objects including nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, and quasars
  • Stars: Catalog of named/double/variable/nearby stars and catalogs including Hipparcos, SAO, HD, and HR
  • 88 Northern and Southern Hemisphere constellations
  • General catalogs including Caldwell, Messier, IC, and NGC
  • User-defined objects
Physical properties:
  • 2-line, 16-character LCD display with red backlight
  • 20 red backlit alphanumeric control buttons
  • Built-in speaker
  • 24" coiled control cable
  • Integrated red utility light helps to find gear or switch eyepieces and filters

 

 

Mount

  • Mount only; heavy-duty tripod or permanent pier required for proper use; EQ wedge required for long-exposure astrophotography to avoid field rotation
  • Heavy-duty double-tine alt-azimuth fork mount
  • Dual-axis mechanical locks and slow-motion dials for manual use without power
  • Smart Mount system automatically detects, calculates, and corrects any systematic pointing errors, regardless of the cause; set through the AutoStar controller
  • 16-channel GPS receiver accurately transmits viewing day, time, and location to hand controller for faster setup and alignment
  • True Level and True North Sensors (LNT) assist in accurate setup for more precise alignment as well as GoTo and tracking accuracy
  • Integrated time chip maintains current time, even when powered down, for faster setup time
  • Runs on eight user-supplied C-cell batteries for 20-hour runtime, or optional 12 VDC, 5A power supply
  • Control panel: 12 VDC In, 12 VDC Out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, two RS232 computer connection ports, 1 Aux guide port
  • Weight: 75 pounds

Included Accessories

Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece:
  • 1.25" barrel diameter accepts most 1.25" filters
  • 26mm focal length produces 117x power
  • Generous 52° apparent angle of view
  • Anti-reflection multi-coated optics with blackened lens edges maximize light transmission and improve color, clarity, and contrast
  • Long and comfortable 18mm eye relief
  • Fold-down rubber eyecup blocks stray peripheral light when used without eyeglasses, or comfortable for use with eyeglasses
  • Parfocal with other Series 4000 eyepieces, eliminating the need to refocus when changing eyepieces
Diagonal:
  • 1.25" holder accepts the most popular size eyepieces and accessories
  • 90° angle places head in comfortable viewing position, especially when OTA is aimed at or near the zenith
Viewfinder:
  • Moderate 8x magnification helps to maintain a wide field of view
  • Large 50mm aperture allows small or dim objects to be seen for alignment or star-hopping navigation
  • Simple crosshair reticle enables precise centering of desired objects
  • Wide 5° field of view
  • Convenient rear focusing
  • Includes quick release mounting bracket

 

 

Meade Giant Field Tripod

Meade's Giant Field Tripod is a beefy, all-steel support for Meade's 12" and 14" LX200 mounts.  Its height is adjustable from 40-50", and it dampens vibrations with great speed thanks to its large 3" segments and center bracing.

Six holes in the leg brace can accept 1.25" eyepieces for handy storage during observing.  There's a single threaded rod with a big knob, and this holds the scope on the tripod and locks the legs simultaneously as you tighten it.

As the tripod originally supplied with Meade's larger LX200 scopes, this is offered here as a replacement for a lost or damaged tripod, but it can also be used upon the 10" Meade scope if you just wish to upgrade.

Standard equipment upon Meade's 12" & 14" LX200 scopes
Able to hold 1.25" eyepieces

JMI Telescopes CASELX12R10 Telescope Carrying Case Specs

Material Exterior: Molded ABS plastic
Interior: Die-cut foam lining
Type of Closure Six lockable latches
Exterior Dimensions 51-5/8 x 24-7/8 x 19" (131.13 x 63.18 x 48.26cm) (WxHxD) with wheels
Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Accommodates Meade LX90GPS 12", LX200 (non-GPS) 12", LX200GPS 12", LX200R 12", LX400-ACF 10" or RCX400 telescopes
Carrying/Transport Options Four steel handles
Two retractable handlebars
10" wheels
Weight 44 lbs (19.96kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 54.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.7 x 25.3 x 15"

Meade LX200-ACF 305mm f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope (OTA and Mount Only) Specs

Optical Design Advanced Coma Free catadioptric
Aperture 304.8mm / 12.0"
Focal Length 3048mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal 90° star
1.25" snout and holder
Finderscope 8x50mm
GoTo Capability Autostar II hand controller
Tripod None
Mount Type Dual-tine fork
Motorized
Power Requirement 8 x C-cell batteries
Optical Tube Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 75.0 lb / 34.0 kg, fully assembled
Packaging Info
Package Weight 115 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 43.5 x 29 x 29"

Meade Giant Field Tripod Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40 x 17 x 17"

JMI Telescopes CASELX12R10 Telescope Carrying Case

  •     10" Wheels

Meade LX200-ACF 305mm f/10 Catadioptric GoTo Telescope (OTA and Mount Only)

  •     Meade Series 4000 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  •     Meade #828 8x50 Rear-Focus Viewfinder (Blue)
  •     1.25" Star Diagonal
  •     AutoStar II Computer Hand Controller
  •     Motorized Alt-Azimuth Fork Mount

Meade Giant Field Tripod

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