Meade 130mm APO LX850 refractor #0130-85-01. Meade Series 6000 ED APO Triplets are among the finest available optically at any price. Combined with the fantastic qualities of the LX850 mount this package is an advanced astrophotographers dream brought to life. Features a 130mm diameter (5.1") fully multi-coated triplet objective lens made from the highest quality ED (extra-low dispersion) glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or "color fringing". Features a super precise dual speed 3" Crayford focuser with 10:1 gear reduction for ultra fine focus control. Focal length is 910mm, f/7.
Meade Instruments proudly introduces the new standard in astrophotograhic and visual performance, the LX850. Includes StarLock dual imager integrated full time guider, Ultra Precision Pointing and Assisted Drift Alignment, 5.8" 225 tooth polished bronze worm/gear drives with low periodic error, internal cable routing, GPS receiver, AutoStar II GOTO system with over 144,000 object library, heavy-duty adjustable height tripod with anti-vibration pads, Universal AC Adapter, telescope to computer USB cable and AutoStar Suite software.
Includes StarLock- the revolutionary new technology that makes target acquisition on your imaging sensor and accurate guiding during exposures completely automatic. With Meade's exclusive LightSwitch technology at its core, StarLock uses an 80mm f/5 optic and two camera sensor system to provide computer assisted polar alignment using the drift method. Once aligned the StarLock is guiding the mount in real time, and even automatically programs periodic error correction, achieving a guiding accuracy of up to 1 arcsecond in good seeing and with the capability of guiding on stars as faint as 11th magnitude.
The LX850 mount, constructed of machined stainless steel and aircraft grade aluminum is a rock solid platform for the most demanding applications, with a 90 pound payload capacity and pointing accuracy as good as one arcminute. Features include precision roller bearings on each axis, a 1.75 stainless steel RA shaft, 5.8" main gears, fine manual adjustment controls on both axis, illuminated reticle output port. Mount main body weight is 55 pounds. The fully height adjustable (29 to 45") tripod features massive 3" diameter legs for rock steady performance and weighs 36 pounds. Includes single 26 pound stainless steel counterweight, additional weights sold separately. LX800 mount shown in photo, LX850 mount similar.
Telescope comes fully equipped with a Meade Series 5000 2" diagonal prism featuring enhanced 99% reflectivity, Series 5000 HD-60 25mm eyepiece, 8x50 viewfinder with quick release bracket, and hard case for the APO optical tube assembly.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty.
|Optical Design||Apochromatic Refractor|
|Optical Coatings||Fully Multi-Coated|
|Resolving Power (Dawes' Limit)||0.89 arc-seconds|
|Focuser Mechanism||Crayford-style 3 inch, zero image-shift, dual speed 10:1 focuser|
|Viewfinder||8x50mm with cross-hair reticle|
|Diagonal||Series 5000™ 2" Dielectric Diagonal|
|Mount Type||German Equatorial|
|Hand Controller||AutoStar® II|
|Object Database||145,000 objects|
|Pointing Precision (High-Precision Mode)||1 arc-minute (+/-)|
|Periodic Error Correction||Both Axes|
|Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)||Yes|
|Typical Guiding Performance with StarLock||< 1 arc-second|
|Slow Motion Controls||Electronic|
|Slew Speeds||RA and Dec: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 64x sidereal and 0.25°/sec, 0.5°/sec, 1°/sec, and 3°/sec (max)|
|Tracking Rates||Sidereal, Lunar, or custom-selected from 2000 incremental rates|
|Control Panel||12v DC in, 12v DC out, Power, Focuser, Reticle, Handbox port, 1 computer connection port (RS232), 1 StarLock port, 1 Aux guide port|
|Total Instrument Capacity||90 lbs.|
|Tripod||LX850 Giant Field Tripod|
|Power||12v DC, 5 amp Meade Universal Power Supply|