LX85 Series - 70mm Astrograph

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Regular Price: $1,899.00

Special Price $1,699.00

Availability: In stock

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  • 70mm Quadruplet Astrograph Apochromatic Refractor

  • Features AudioStar™: 30,000+ Object-Database

  • GoTo German Equatorial Mount with 33 lb. Payload Capacity

  • Low-Cog Servo-Motors for Pointing & Tracking Accuracy

  • Integrated ST-4 Compatible Autoguider Port

  • Updateable, Permanent PEC for Repeatable Performance

  • Ball Bearings Included on both RA & DEC Axis, for Improved Guiding Accuracy & Payload Capacity

  • Wi-Fi Compatible with Meade's STELLA


SKU: 217010
 

Product Description

The LX85 Series 70mm Astrograph has a 4-element petzval optical design with FPL 53 ED (extremely low dispersion) optical glass for outstanding contrast and sharpness as well as near zero detectable chromatic aberration or "color fringing." Features a 70mm aperture, 350mm focal length, and f/5 focal ratio. Equipped with a 2.5" dual rack & pinion focuser (10:1 fine focuser)f or ultra fine focus control and fully multi-coated optical coatings. Includes a fully extendable dew shield and vixen-style dovetail. Standard equipment also includes an aluminum hard carry case to protect your Astrograph. Assembly Product Weight: 47 lbs. Assembled Product Dimensions: 47.2" x 47.2" x 72.4".

Meade's new LX85 Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German Equatorial Mount. The LX85 Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep-sky objects! Use as a stand-alone mount or maximize your viewing potential with an array of different optical tubes. Meade's LX85 Series will keep you looking up for many years to come and sets a standard for mid-sized telescopes at a great price.

STURDY GOTO MOUNT
The LX85 mount features a vixen-style dovetail, for mounting optical tubes up to 33lbs, coupled with a sturdy build, that ensure smooth tracking performance. With it's included integer gearing in the motor drive, you’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanent periodic error correction (PPEC), another benefit for astrophotography. Seamlessly image the best parts of the night sky with not having to worry about performing a meridian flip. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. This mount includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward.

AUDIOSTAR™ HAND BOX
With the included AudioStar™ hand controller, you have easy access to 30,000-objects, that you can view with a simple press of a button! AudioStar™ features a built-in speaker that plays educational content about the celestial objects you view!

 ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

  • 350mm (f/5) Focal Length
  • Fully Extendable Dew Shield
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Receiver

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Series LX85 Telescopes
UPC 709942998832
Warranty 1 Year
Focus System 2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
Clear Aperture 70mm
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Focal Length 350mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Viewfinder None
Eyepiece(s) None
Focuser Mechanism 2.5" Dual Rack & Pinion, 10:1 Fine Focuser
Dovetail Vixen-Style
Dew Shield Yes
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC) Yes
Control Panel 12v Power, HBX, Aux1, ST-4 Autoguider Port, DEC, Electronic Focuser, Illuminated Reticle
Power Source 12v DC, 5 Amp Power Supply (Optional)
Assembled Product Weight 38.6 lbs.

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