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Meade 12" LX90 Telescope Professional Bundle - 1210-90-03-BUN2
Meade 12" LX90 ACF Telescope Professional Bundle
with 3 Wide Angle Eyepieces, a 2" 2X Barlow, a 2" Diagonal,
a 7AH Portable Battery & DC Power Cord
- The large aperture 12" LX90-ACF telescope produces a flat, coma-free field of view for round, pleasing stars, even at the edges of your eyepiece or sensor. Because of the folded optical design, the Meade 12" ACF is still semi-portable with its included extra heavy duty tripod. GoTo electronics will take you to your choice of 30,000 celestial objects, and cutting-edge technology incorporated into the electronics of the Meade LX90 help you align, point, and track with precision and ease.
- The Meade 12" LX90-ACF Telescope comes standard with a heavy-duty tripod, AudioStar controller with Astronomer Inside, an 8x50 finderscope, 1.25" diagonal prism, and a 26mm Super Plossl eyepiece.
- This special bundle package also includes a Apertura Wide Angle Eyepiece and Diagonal Kit. Included in the kit is a 50mm 2" Wide Angle Eyepiece, a 30mm 2" Wide Angle Eyepiece, a 20mm 1.25" Wide Angle Eyepiece, a 2X 2" Barlow, a 2" SCT Dielectric Diagonal, a 2" to 1.25" Adapter, and an aluminum case to keep them in!
- You’ll also receive a Celestron 7AH 12V Rechargeable Power Tank; a portable battery that you can take anywhere, and use to power this telescope as well as other accessories. In order to use the Power Tank with your Meade LX90, we've included the Meade 607 12V DC Power Cord. You can read more about all the components of the 12" LX90-ACF Telescope Bundle below:
About the Meade 12" LX90 Telescope
The Meade 12" LX90-ACF telescope is blessed with Advanced ACF optics for coma-free images and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum image brightness and contrast. A telescope with a 12" aperture 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 AudioStar 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 in nearly effortlessly fashion with an incorporated 16 channel genuine Sony GPS receiver. The Autostar is flash-updatable via free downloads at Meade.com (optional cable required).
The Meade 12" LX90-ACF telescope features a 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. Alternately, you can use an optional AC Adapter or power the LX90 via a DC battery pack with a DC adapter. The mount also has mechanical locks in both axis allowing adjustment even without power.
AudioStar with Astronomer Inside is the latest addition to many of Meade's world-class telescopes, including this one. In short, AudioStar is like having your very own personal astro guide by your side. Astronomer Inside can uniquely select the best objects from your sky based on your location and the time of night you are observing. AudioStar then plays descriptions of each object so you can learn about what you are seeing. Astronomer Inside has audio content for planets, stars, constellations, star clusters, nebula, galaxies and much more.
About the Apertura Wide Angle Eyepiece/SCT Diagonal Kit
The Wide Angle Eyepiece & SCT Diagonal Kit is a great way to upgrade to 2" eyepieces and drastically improve the performance of your SCT telescope. With the Apertura Wide Angle Eyepiece & Diagonal Kit you get a 50 mm 2" Wide Angle Eyepiece, 30 mm 2" Wide Angle Eyepiece, 20 mm 1.25" Wide Angle Eyepiece, a 2" 2X Barlow and a 2" SCT type Dielectric Diagonal. Below we have listed descriptions of each Apertura Wide Angle Eyepiece & Diagonal Kit component.
- 2" SCT Dielectric Diagonal - The 2" SCT Dielectric Diagonal is a beautifully crafted, CNC Machined Diagonal that looks great in any telescope. Optically, this diagonal is highlighted by a 1/10 wave BK7 mirror with enhanced dielectric coatings that deliver 99% reflectivity across the visible spectrum
- Included with the 2" Dielectric Diagonal is a 1.25" to 2" eyepiece adapter that allows you to use all of your eyepieces. The chrome barrel of the diagonal is threaded to accept 2" filters
- 50 mm Wide Angle 2" Eyepiece - The Apertura 50 mm Wide Angle Eyepiece has a 2" barrel and accepts 2" filters. This eyepiece delivers amazing images because of it's 5 element design. All internal edges are blackened for maximum contrast and all optical elements are fully multi-coated for an enhanced view. A joy to look through this eyepiece has a 65° field of view and 30 mm of eye relief
- 30 mm Wide Angle 2" Eyepiece - The 30 mm Wide Angle Eyepiece has a 2" barrel and accepts 2" filters. This eyepiece delivers amazing images because of it's 5 element design. All internal edges are blackened for maximum contrast and all optical elements are fully multi-coated for an enhanced view. A joy to look through this eyepiece has a 68° field of view and 22 mm of eye relief
- 20 mm Wide Angle 1.25" Eyepiece - The 20 mm Wide Angle Eyepiece has a 1.25" barrel and accepts 1.25" filters. This eyepiece delivers amazing images because of it's 5 element design. All internal edges are blackened for maximum contrast and all optical elements are fully multi-coated for an enhanced view. Easy to look through, this eyepiece has a 68° field of view and ample eye relief
- 2" 2x ED Barlow Lens - This 2x ED Barlow allows you to add three more magnifications to your Apertura kit! Pairing this will any of the provided eyepieces, or user supplied eyepieces will multiply that eyepiece's magnification by two!
About the Celestron 12-Volt, 7 Amp Portable Power Tank
Now you can take your telescope anywhere with the portable, rechargeable Celestron Power Tank power supply. Whether you have a computerized telescope or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind -- this model is packed with useful features. Not only useful for setting up and powering your scope, this telescope power supply can also be useful as an emergency roadside accessory as it includes an emergency light, and booster terminals in place to start weak car batteries.
- 7-amp hour
- Two 12V output cigarette lighter ports
- Built-in (2) USB ports for charing portable devices
- Built-in flashlight with red filter cap
- Energy efficient LED spotlight
- Booster terminal on rear side
- Built-in Circuit Breaker for safety
- Cigarette lighter adapter included
- 110 V/220 V switchable universal AC adapter included
About the Meade #607 12 VDC Power Cord
Use this 12VDC Power Cord to power your Meade LX90 in the field by connecting it to the included Celestron Power Tank or a 12 VDC automobile cigarette lighter socket. This cord is 25 feet long and includes a standard automobile cigarette lighter plug on one end and the required DC power plug for your Meade telescope on the other.