Meade LightBridge Plus 12-inch Dobsonian

Large light-gathering capability yet ultra-portable and no-tool assembly.

  • 12" (304mm)- Newtonian reflector
  • 1524mm (f/5) focal length
  • 2", 2-speed (10:1) Rack & Pinion focuser
  • Open truss design
  • Ultra portable
  • Large light-gathering
  • Dobsonian base with no-tool assembly
  • 2" Series 4000 26mm eyepiece
  • Aluminium Red-Dot viewfinder
  • UK warranty
Meade LightBridge Plus 12-inch Dobsonian
  • Product code: 204011
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£ 130.00
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£ 130.00


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: 20 kg (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.




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No-tool assembly

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.

Bundled accessories

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.

Complete package

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.

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

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Meade LightBridge Plus 12-inch Dobsonian Reflector
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku 204011
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942999358
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series LightBridge Plus
Experience Level Intermediate
Clear Aperture 304mm (12-inch)
Focal Length 1,524mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Optical Design Newtonian reflector
Primary Mirror Aluminium coated with SiO2 parabolic mirror
Mirror Cell Mounted on adjustable mirror cell
Cooling Fan 12V fan powered by 8 AA batteries (user supplied)
Truss Tube Material Aluminium
Extension Tube 2” Extension tube with compression ring, includes 1.25” Adapter
Dec Brake Variable fiction brake
Focuser 2”, 2-speed (10:1) Rack & Pinion Focuser with Vernier Scale
ViewFinder Metal Red-dot Viewfinder with Dovetail braket
Eyepiece 2” Series 4000 26mm Eyepiece
Software Meade AutoStar Suite Astronomer Edition DVD
Assembled Optical Tube Weight 20.4 kg (45 lbs)
Assembled Optical Tube Dimensions Ø=36.6cm x 143cm (Ø=14.4" x 56.2")
Upper Cage Weight 3.8 kg (8.3 lbs)
Upper Cage Dimensions Ø=36.6cm x 27cm (Ø=14.4" x 10.6")
Lower Cage Weight 15.5 kg (34 lbs)
Lower Cage Dimensions Ø=36.6cm x 52cm (Ø=14.4" x 20.4")
Truss Tube Weight 0.4 kg (0.84 lbs)
Truss Tube Dimensions 71cm x 9cm x 3.6cm (27.8" x 3.4" x 1.4")
Base Weight 18 kg (40 lbs)
Base Dimensions Ø=28cm x 54cm Tall (Ø=26.7" x 21.1" Tall)
Assembled Product Weight 39 kg (85 lbs)
Assembled Product Dimensions Ø=68cm x 155cm (Ø=26.7" x 61")
Transit Weight • Box 1 (optical tube): 25kg (55 lbs)
• Box 2 (base): 21 kg (46 lbs)
Transit Dimensions • Box 1 (optical tube): 94cm x 53.6cm x 53cm (36.9" x 21.1" x 20.9")
• Box 2 (base): 75.2cm x 75.2cm x 15.5cm (29.6" x 29.6" x 6.1")
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