Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone
Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo - JCO drone

Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo

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Why Should You Buy Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo?

Meade Telescope ACF-SC 305/3048 12" UHTC LX90 GoTo

The LX90 mount:

Observing the starry heavens is now even easier, with this mount requiring no previous knowledge of the night sky. Simple set it up and go: all you have to do is to confirm a pre-positioned reference star suggested by the mount. The mount works on the same principle as large professional observatories and already contains the positioning data for over 30,000 celestial objects in the AutoStar hand box supplied: 13,235 DSOs, the complete Messier, Caldwell, IC, and NGC catalogues, 16,888 stars sorted by name and SAO number, 8 planets, the Moon, 26 asteroids, 15 comets and 50 artificial satellites. 200 targets can also be specially programmed by the user. All of these objects are slewed to quickly, precisely, quietly, and reliably: the GoTo function works at 9 different, freely selectable positioning speeds: 6.5°/S, 3°/S, 1.5°/S or 128x, 64x, 16x, 8x, 2x and 1x sidereal speed. The AutoStar hand box can be updated with the latest software via the Internet at any time. There are also databases for comets, asteroids, artificial satellites, etc. available for downloading on the Meade website. This means that the accuracy of the coordinates is ensured at all times and the LX90 is always up to date.

The motorized, 125mm diameter, worm-drive on each axis ensures precise tracking of all objects, even for long exposure astrophotography. The computer-optimized double fork mount features very high stability whatever the orientation of the OTA and is also extremely light weight. The proven, vertically adjustable Meade tripod ensures an almost vibration-free setup: an important aspect which contributes significantly to the overall performance of the system. The setup can be selected between altazimuth or equatorial. The AutoStar software suite supplied allows you to control the mount from an external computer; an autoguider port is available as an option. Operation can be via 12V batteries, car battery or plug-in power supply.

 

Included in delivery:

  • AutoStar hand box with software
  • GoTo function with 30,223 objects
  • built-in battery compartment

Advanced Coma-free Optics (ACF): Meade's ACF optical design eliminates the typical aberrations of all mirror optics. Thanks to ACF, the stars are also point-shaped right out to the edge of the image field, displaying no elongated comet-like distortions. The image field is flatter than that of classic Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. ACF optical systems show their strengths especially in astrophotographic applications.

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC): This special multi-layer coating on the front correction plate provides up to 15% more light transmission. The result -brighter star clusters, finer details in nebulae and more surface detail on planets!

 

The AudioStar handheld control provides a database of 30,000 astronomical objects. Once aligned to the night sky, AudioStar can position the telescope to point to any of these objects and centre them in the eyepiece - of course only if the object is above the horizon. The GoTo functionality is supplemented by additional features, such as guided tours, position display and connection to a PC.

A special feature of the AudioStar controller is its built-in speaker. The built-in Astronomer Inside technology provides over four hours of audio commentary (in English only). The built-in astronomer will relate interesting information about astronomical objects located in the field of view!

              Specs

              Optics

              Type Reflector 
              Type of build ACF-Cassegrain 
              Aperture (mm) 305
              Focal length (mm) 3048
              Aperture ratio (f/) 10
              Resolving capacity 0,38
              Limit value (mag) 14,2
              Light gathering capacity 1900
              Max. useful magnification 610
              Coating UHTC 

              Reflector

              Primary mirror - Diameter (mm) 314
              Primary mirror - Material Pyrex glass
              Secondary mirror material Pyrex glass

              Focuser

              Connection ( to eyepiece) 2
              Type of build SC thread

              Mount

              Mounting type Azimuthal
              GoTo control yes
              Tracking speed 128 - 64 - 16 - 8 - 2 - 1
              Tracking speed 6,5 - 3 - 1,5
              Power supply 12
              Power consumption (mA) 1200
              Type of build LX90
              Tracking yes
              Encoder no

              GoTo control

              Database 30.000
              Software AudioStar 
              Precision 3
              GPS yes
              Alignment method AutoAlign, 2-star
              GoTo Language English

              Tripod

              Type Tripod
              Height (cm) 76-112
              Material Steel

              Included accessories

              1.25'' eyepieces 26mm
              Finder scope 8x50
              Deviating optics 1.25", 90° star diagonal
              Software AutostarSuite

              General

              Series LX90 
              Special recommendation yes
              Total weight (kg) 36

              Area of application

              Moon & Planets yes
              Nebulae & galaxies yes
              Nature Observation yes
              Astrophotography yes
              Sun not recommended (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

              recommended for

              Beginners yes
              Advanced yes
              Experienced amateurs yes
              Observatories no
              en English
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