12" Meade LX-200-GPS-UHTC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope For Sale
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12" Meade LX-200-GPS-UHTC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope:
12" Meade LX200GPS UHTC Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope in very good condition with Meade Field Tripod, UltraWedge, and MORE!
Truly Massive (see telescope next to door in image above)We love this telescope (would have never imagined selling it) and $2,900.00 is far less than we feel its worth, but other financial needs are very important to us right now.
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NO BATTERIES NEEDED - AC Power Adapter is includedAutostar II Hand Controller withaccurate and easyGPS alignment plus onboard145,000-object databaseTECHNICAL MANUAL FOR TELESCOPE ASSEMBLYAND OPERATING PROCEDURES26mm and 8mm eyepiece lens and diagonal prism(all items received from Meade when this telescope was originally purchased in 2004 are included)
SHIPPING INCLUDED for the lower 48 contiguous US states ONLY
Scope weight is 75 pounds
Tripod weight is 50 pounds
SEE POSTER of ACTUAL images taken with a Meade LX200GPS 12" SCT (last picture above).
Specifications for Meade LX200GPS 12" Aperture:305mm (12")Primary Mirror Diameter:314mm (12.375")Focal Length, Focal Ratio:3048mm f/10 (12")Near Focus (approx.):75 ft. (12")Resolving Power (arc secs.):0.38 (12")Optical Coatings:MgF2 on correcting plate (2-sides); standard aluminum on primary & secondary mirrorsUltra-High Transmission Coatings:Model 1210-50-31Limiting Visual Magnitude (approx.):15Limiting Photographic Magnitude (approx.):17.5Image Scale (degs./inch):0.48 (12" f/10)Maximum Practical Visual Power:750X (12")35mm Angular Film Coverage:0.45° x 0.65°Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length):13.6" x 25"Secondary Mirror Obstruction (dia.; %):4.0"-11.1%Telescope Mounting:heavy-duty fork type; double tineSetting Circle Diameters:Dec: 5"; RA: 8.75"RA and Dec. Control Systems:both axes: 185-speed, microprocessor-controlled, 14v. DC servo motor; 5.75" LX worm gear with Smart Drive Software.Primary Mirror Lock:included (progressive tension)Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser:included (4-speed)GPS Alignment:included (16-channel GPS receiver, electronic sensors for true-level and North, with magnetic declination compensation)GO TO Pointing Precision (approx.):2-arc mins. (1-arc min. in HP-mode)Slew Speeds RA and Dec.:0.01x to 1.0x sidereal, variable in 0.01x increments; 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x, 148x sidereal; 1°/sec. to 8°/sec., variable in 0.1° incrementsTracking Rates:sidereal, lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental ratesHemispheres of Operation:North and South, automatically selected by GPS or user.Slow-Motion Controls:manual and electric, RA and Dec.Bearings:Dec: 3 x 1.83" dia. ball bearings; RA: 1 x 4" dia. and 1 x 2.25" dia. ball bearingsAutostar Hand Controller:Atmel 89C451 & PIC16C57 microcontrollers; 2 line x 16 alphanumeric character display; 20-button keypad, red LED backlitMain Telescope Controller:distributed intelligence architecture using 8 networked microcontrollers (Motorola 68HC11, Atmel 89C451, 3 x PIC16C62, 2 x PIC16C54, Sony digital signal processor); 3.5-Megabyte flash memory (field reprogrammable), 32K RAMBatteries (approx.):8 x C-cells (user-supplied); 20 hrs.Onboard Celestial Object Database:147,541 objectsMaterials:Tube Body; Mount Castings: aluminum; aluminum Primary, Secondary Mirror [Note 2]:Pyrex® glass, grade-A, fine-annealedCorrecting Plate:clear float glassGiant Field Tripod, height:4." - 50" variableSuperwedge Latitude Range:24°-65°Telescope Dimensions, swung up:15" x 20" x 37"Features of Meade LX200 GPS 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT):
- GPS alignment
- onboard 145,000-object database
- Autostar II hand controller
- Autostar Suite Software
- remote telescope control
- Lunar Planetary Imager (LPI)
- 4-speed Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser
- High-Precision Pointing
- Fork mount/drive Drive
- Mirror lock
- Meade LX200GPS 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT):
- Meade 12 Inch LX200 GPS-SMT Schmidt-Cassegrain optical tube with Smart Mount
- Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 26mm Eyepiece
- AutoStar II Hand Controller
- Giant Field Tripod
- 8x50 Viewfinder
- Eyepiece Holder
- Diagonal Mirror - 2 Inch w/ 1-1/4 Inch Adapter
- AutoStar Suite Software w/ LPI Imager
- Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser