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Meade 12 " F8 OTA on a
Skywatcher EQ8 Mount

12" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly #1208-80-01
Building on Meade’s award-winning Advanced Coma-Free™ (ACF™) optics, the 12" OTA employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that insures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field. Features an internal zero image shift Crayford-style focusing system with a two-speed 7:1 reduction control that provides smooth, precise focusing at any magnification. Also features Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) for maximum brightness and contrast, an oversized low-expansion primary mirror for extra aperture and to prevent thermal expansion of the mirror, and diffraction-limited optics.

Includes precision machined Losmandy-style dovetail rail mated to the tube with wide-stance radius blocks for rock-steady mounting, and front and rear dust covers.
  • Clear Aperture: 12"
  • Optical Design: Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
  • Optical Coatings: UHTC™
  • Focal Length: 2438mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/10
  • Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit): 0.380 arc-seconds
  • Oversized Primary Mirror: Yes
  • Mirror Lock: Yes
  • Focuser Mechanism: Internal Crayford-style, zero image-shift, dual speed 7:1 focuser
  • Dovetail: Losmandy-style with ultra stable radius blocks
  • Assembled Product Weight: 41 lbs
  • Series 5000 2" Enhanced Diagonal Mirror with Adapters
  • Rear-Focus Viewfinder
  • Warranty 3 Years
Sky-Watcher EQ8 Mount
Sky-Watcher Pro mounts have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. Even the most demanding experts will be impressed by the capability of these mounts for astrophotography.
  • Payload: Capacity 50kg
  • Tripod: Pier Tripod
  • Power Supply: 12v DC
  • Tripod / Pier Weight: 31kg
  • EQ Head Weight: 28.5kg
  • Counterweight: 2 x 10kg
  • Hand Controller: SynScan
  • Counterweight Shaft: D=31.5mm
  • Polar Scope: Optional External Polar Scope
  • Polar Alignment: Software adjustment or using External Polar Scope
  • Dual Encoder Control: Yes
  • Tracking Accuracy 0.1164 Arc Seconds
  • Database 42,000 Objects
  • Colour: Black Anodised
OTA -3 year Manufacturer's warranty
Mount -5 year Manufacturer's warranty
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