Meade ACF f/10 12-inch optical tube assembly (OTA)

The ultimate in premium optics, as used in LX200-ACF telescopes.

  • Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optics
  • Ultra High Transmission (UHTC™) coatings
  • Diffraction limited optics
  • Aperture: 305mm (12")
  • Focal Length: 3,048mm (f/10)
  • Oversized low-expansion primary mirror
  • Mirror-Lock for increased image stability
  • Losmandy-style dovetail
  • FREE: Guidescope Rings & Rail (see below)
  • UK warranty
Meade ACF f/10 12-inch OTA
  • Product code: 1210-60-01
  • Availability: In stock
  • Despatch: 2 business days
  • Retail Price: £ 4099.00
Shipping rates
England & Wales
£ 30.00
Scotland Central & South
£ 30.00
Scotland North
£ 150.00
Northern Ireland
£ 150.00
UK islands (from)
£ 150.00
European Union (from)
£ 150.00
Worldwide (from)
£ 300.00

Free accessories included (limited offer)


Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limited Optics, Losmandy-style dovetail, and Dust Cover.

The Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system has brought the highest level of optical performance well within the reach of most amateurs. Using the Meade exclusive design, ACF optics achieve aplanatic performance — with a flatter field, reduced astigmatism and eliminated diffractions spikes — equal to Ritchey-Chretien systems, at a fraction of the price. Coupled with Meade’s Ultra- High Transmission Coatings (standard on all LX200-ACF systems), you have the ultimate in premium optics.

The 12" LX200 Optical Tube Assembly #1210-60-01 has a 3048mm focal length, an f/10 focal ratio, and weighs 16kg (35lbs).





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Mirror lock

All LX200 models feature a primary mirror locking mechanism, which effectively prevents movement of the primary mirror during long exposure astrophotography or observing. Turn the lock knob located just above the telescope’s main focus knob and the progressive-tension primary lock completely cancels any residual image shift due to mirror movement during visual, photographic, or imaging applications.

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.

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Meade ACF f/10 12-inch OTA
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku 1210-60-01
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942998078
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series LX200
Experience Level Advanced
Clear Aperture 305mm (12-inch)
Focal Length 3,048mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Optical Design ACF™ (Advanced Coma-Free)
Optical Coatings UHTC™ (Ultra High Transmission Coatings)
Primary Mirror Oversized Low-Expansion Borosilicate Primary Mirror
Correcting Plate/Lens Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate
Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit) 0.380 arc-seconds
Diffraction-Limited Optics Yes
Oversized Primary Mirror Yes
Mirror Lock Yes
Focuser Internal Single Speed
Dovetail Losmandy®-style with ultra stable radius blocks
Eyepiece Optional
Diagonal Optional
Viewfinder Optional
Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) Weight 16 kg (35 lbs)
Transit Weight 22 kg
Transit Dimensions 83cm x 48cm x 50cm
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