Meade 6" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

MSRP: $949.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • 6" f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 1524mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
  • ACF optics provides extremely flat fields - perfect for wide field eyepieces and camera sensors
  • Includes 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 90 degree star diagonal, and 8x50 optical finder scope with bracket
  • Vixen-style mounting rail
Item #: 217029

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The Meade 6” f/10 LX85 ACF optical tube assembly hosts a number of high end features, all in a very compact package. The Advanced Coma Free (ACF) design provides a tack sharp image with no coma distortion, inherent in some other designs. The ACF system also provides for an extremely flat field of view, perfect for astro-imagers with larger camera sensors.

Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC) provide beautifully bright images of deep-sky objects, with excellent contrast of surface features found on the moon and planets. The optics feature an oversized low-expansion Borosilicate primary mirror and Schott® Borofloat® glass corrector plate. The corrector plate produces zero diffraction spikes because there are no secondary spider vanes, like found on some other designs such as Newtonian reflectors or Ritchey-Chretiens.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

Designed and Manufactured in North America, and the ACF primary, secondary and corrector plate glass blanks are manufactured in the USA exclusively for Meade.

The long 1524mm focal length is housed in a tube that is less than 17” long, and weighs just 9.9 lbs. A Vixen-style dovetail rail is attached to the bottom of the telescope optical tube, meaning it can be attached to any compatible Alt-Az or EQ mount that uses a Vixen-style cradle. The telescope includes a Meade 26mm Super Plössl Eyepiece, 1.25” mirror star diagonal, 8x50 finder scope and dust caps.

Take your visual and imaging pursuits to new heights with the high end optics and super compact tube of the Meade 6” f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly.

Warranty:
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.
Best for viewing
Lunar & bright deep sky
Best for imaging
Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Astro-imaging capability
Lunar, planetary & long exposure
User level
Intermediate
Optical design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical diameter
152mm
Focal length
1524mm
Focal ratio
f/10.0
Finder scope magnification
8x
Lens diameter
50mm
Eyepieces
Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
59x
Resolving power
0.77arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification
21x
Highest useful magnification
300x
Highest theoretical magnification
300x
Limiting stellar magnitude
13.5
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
8x50
Focuser
Internal
Diagonal degrees
1.25" 90° Mirror Star
Mount type
Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material
Aluminum
Length of optical tube
16.5 in.
Weight, optical tube
9.9 lbs.
Additional included accessories
Vixen style dovetail bar, 1.25" 90 degree diagonal mirror
Other features
Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Warranty
Two year