Meade - 12 " LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope

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The 12” Lightbridge Dobsonian telescope comes packaged with optical coatings specially designed by Meade to guarantee superior light reflectivity management. The 12” Lightbridge has great accessories that add even more functionality to the scope.

SKU: MEA-1205-05-03
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Product Description

MEADE 12" LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescope

 

Portability, high quality, and well built, excellence is the main focus of the Lightbridge 12” Dobsonian Telescope. Meade always thrives to not only please their fans, but to advance the amateur astronomer lifestyle to the future! The 12” Lightbridge is very portable because it comes built with Steel RA Roller Bearings, easing the experience for the user to get their scope ready to observe the cosmos! The great news is Meade has made sure NOT to rid quality in place of convenience, but to combine the two! The 12” Lightbridge Dobsonian telescope comes packaged with optical coatings specially designed by Meade to guarantee superior light reflectivity management. A Crayford 2” Machined Aluminum 1.25” Adapter is also supplied with the 12” Lightbridge for flexible and accurate focusing. Astronomers wanting an easy to use dobsonian with tons of great optics, the Meade 12” Lightbridge is the choice for you. One of Meade’s primary goals is to ease the process of scope setup. New astronomers, excited to get their finest view of the night sky with their new purchase may find it very difficult and irritating to get their scope prepared before sundown. What a waste of time and excitement. Well, not anymore. Thanks to Meade, the 12” Lightbridge dobsonian is just a 1, 2, 3 setup! Easy to set up and portable, how could you go wrong! Yet, that isn’t everything.

In addition to being an easy convenient and portable scope, Meade really wants their telescopes to stand out even further. Like stated above, the 12” Dobsonian Lightbridge has magnesium fluoride coatings in the mirror to ensure no reflectivity is lost before the user sees it. The Crayford focuser provided also gives the user flexibility to choose what focus is suitable for their eyesight. Getting the telescope to the correct part of the sky can also be a pain, especially if there are a few or no bright reference stars nearby.  Meade has decided to add a Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder to aid in this. Since these optics are so magnificent, the user will take advantage of them. Thinking even further, the 12” Lightbridge Dobsonian not only has optics that are exceptional, but long lasting! This is owed to the primary mirror cooling fan that Meade has supplied. This fan is designed to bring thermal equilibrium so the optics don’t overheat or get too cold. The Meade 12” Lightbridge has great accessories that add even more functionality to the scope. With a 26mm QX Wide 2” barrel sized eyepiece with an apparent field of view of 70°, the user will be even more pleased! Wrapping all this treasure trove of information, there is no question that Meade has created an astronomical work of genius! Powerful yet portable, the amateur astronomer will go nuts with their purchase and won’t regret it!

 

  • 12" Aperture
  • Dobsonian design
  • Crayford focuser
  • Easy to setup
  • Four-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder
  • 26mm QX Wide 2" Eyepiece

Specifications

Name Meade - 12 " LightBridge Truss-Tube Dobsonian Deluxe Telescope
Manufacturer Meade
Model MEA-1205-05-03
UPC 709942503210
Custom Stock Status Available - Ships in 3-5 Days
In The Box Meade 12" f/5 Diffraction-Limited Primary Built-in Cooling Fan Laminated Base with steel roller bearings in RA 2" Crayford-Style Focuser with 1.25" insert Series 4000 26mm QX Eyepiece - 2" Advanced 4-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition Software (PC only) Anti-reflection coatings on trusses and castings
Telescope Aperture 10.1" - 12"
Aperture 305mm (12")
Focal Length 1524mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Optical Design Newtonian reflector with multi-coatings

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Truthfully, I find it difficult to believe I got this scope for under 900 USD. I have owned several over the years, but this one has proven to be the best in many ways. It is well built, easy to take down and put up, and easy to operate. If you are interested in looking at the faint, deep space objects in the night sky, then this is the instrument for you. Understand, however, that this is a fast scope - F5 - and will work best with lenses utilizing 5 or more elements. I like the Meade Ultra Wide 5000 series, 2", for performance and value. I updated the scope with Bobs Knobs and purchased a laser collimator. IMPORTANT: Get a collimator and learn how to use it. This scope will need to be collimated after every move and before it is used. Easy to do and no big deal. Last, get a truss blanket, find a dark place and have fun. Don't forget your star charts. (Posted on 3/27/2016)
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In the Box

Meade 12" f/5 Diffraction-Limited Primary
Built-in Cooling Fan
Laminated Base with steel roller bearings in RA
2" Crayford-Style Focuser with 1.25" insert
Series 4000 26mm QX Eyepiece - 2"
Advanced 4-Reticle Red Dot Viewfinder
Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition Software (PC only)
Anti-reflection coatings on trusses and castings