Meade LightBridge Plus 12″ Telescope


  • Large 12″ / 304mm Dobsonian Reflector
  • 1524mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • Rigid Anodized Aluminum Truss Tubes
  • 2″ Two-Speed Rack-and-Pinion Focuser

Sporting an updated focusing system from the original series, the Meade Instruments LightBridge Plus 12″ f/5 Truss-Tube Dobsonian AZ Telescope represents the mid-size in the series to give you excellent light-gathering while being easier to set up and break down. This Dobsonian offers you outstanding near- and deep-sky observing capabilities at a reasonable price. Its large primary parabolic mirror draws in copious amounts of light to reveal awe-inspiring details on the Moon and planets, and deep-sky objects like dim galaxies and wispy nebulae.

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Meade’s 12” LightBridge™ Plus offers a 12” (304mm) aperture with 1524mm (f/5) focal length. Accessories include: 2” 26mm Eyepiece (providing 58x magnification), metal red-dot viewfinder to help easily locate objects in the night sky, and 2” to 1.25” adapter to provide the ability to use a wide range of different eyepieces. Heaviest component: 45 lbs.

Meade’s LightBridge™ continues its legacy with the LightBridge™ Plus Series Telescopes. The LightBridge™ Plus Telescopes have a modern, sleek design that incorporates a no-tool assembly build. These telescopes have a large light-gathering capability to provide bright, clear images when viewing deep-space objects such as galaxies, nebulae, planets, and much more.

If you’ve ever wanted a large aperture telescope but were unable to have the ability to move it around on your own, Meade’s LightBridge™ Plus Telescopes are here to make it practical. Available in 10, 12, & 16-inch apertures, this open truss design allows for increased portability over standard solid-tube designs and is able to provide easy setup and teardown for a large aperture telescope.

The redesigned Dobsonian base has a no-tool assembly and provides improved stability. Includes premium features such as roller bearings, a hand-adjustable variable tension brake for smooth and stable movement, and a mounted eyepiece holder that can carry (1) 2” and (3) 1.25” eyepieces for your convenience.

The LightBridge™ Plus Series Telescopes feature an upgraded 2”, 2-speed Rack and Pinion Focuser. The Rack & Pinion design includes a 10:1 fine focus knob for precise focusing and includes a Vernier scale with millimeter markings on the drawtube to assist with focusing accuracy.

Included with the LightBridge™ Plus Telescopes is a 3-element, fully multi-coated  2” Series 4000 26mm Eyepiece – providing a 56 degree apparent field of view –  and an aluminum Red-Dot Viewfinder. Also included is Meade’s AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition- displaying more than 15,000 celestial wonders, this software allows you to view the night sky, constellations, planet positions and more from any location.

The LightBridge™ Plus Series provides high-quality Meade® optics, ultra-portability, and remarkable performance for one affordable price. Get the aperture you’ve always wanted and open the doors to a whole new universe with Meade’s LightBridge™ Plus.

Series LightBridge™ Plus Telescopes
UPC 709942999358
Warranty 1 Year
Experience Level Intermediate
Clear Aperture 12″ (304mm)
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Focal Length 1524mm
Focal Ratio f/5
OTA Cooling Fan Yes
Viewfinder Metal Red-Dot Viewfinder
Eyepiece(s) 2″ Series 4000 26mm
Focuser Mechanism 2″, 2-Speed (10:1) Rack & Pinion Focuser
Assembled Product Dimensions 26.7″ x 61″ (677mm x 1550mm)
Assembled Product Weight 85 lbs.

Download “LightBridge Plus User Manual” LightBridgePlus_Manual_REV_00A.pdf – Downloaded 50 times – 4 MB

Additional information

Weight 58 kg
Dimensions 67 × 67 × 155 cm


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