Meade 6" f/4.1 LX85 Reflector Optical Tube Assembly

MSRP: $549.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • 6" Newtonian reflector optical tube with extremely fast f/4.1 optics, perfect for visual and astrophotography pursuits
  • 2" linear bearing Crayford focuser features a 10:1 fine focus reduction for precise and repeatable focus
  • Long 77mm back focus designed for attaching a variety of camera gear including a DSLR and coma corrector
  • Compact optical tube only weighs 12.7 lbs and is 22.5" long
  • Includes 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 finder scope, hinged tube rings, 2" eyepiece extension tube, and Vixen-style dovetail rail
Item #: 217027

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The Meade 6” f/4.1 LX85 Astrograph Reflector optical tube assembly is a compact wide field telescope, with enough aperture to view a plethora of deep-sky objects, and features a fast f/4.1 optical system which is perfect for taking high resolution images of the night sky with very short exposures. Weighing in at only 12.7 lbs, it fits on most any Vixen compatible Alt-Az or EQ mounts.

With a 610mm focal length, pairing this telescope optical tube with a DSLR or other astro camera will yield a spectacularly wide field of view, perfect for framing some of those “showpiece” deep-sky objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy or the Orion Nebula. And with the 2” linear bearing Crayford focuser, trying pairing a low power 2” eyepiece to this telescope – the views will knock your socks off! The focuser features a 10:1 reduction fine focus knob, brass compression rings (so you don’t mar the barrel of your eyepieces or camera adapters) and a 2” to 1.25” step down adapter (also with a brass compression ring).

The telescope is designed to reach focus with any DSLR camera, along with a host of other imaging accessories, and the long 77mm back-focus helps ensure compatibility with various equipment. In order to allow visual use as well, a 35mm long 2” diameter eyepiece extension tube is also provided, allowing most all 2” and 1.25” eyepieces to work with the telescope.

Includes a number of accessories such as hinged tube rings and a Vixen-style dovetail rail, 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece, 8x50 finder scope, and a cooling accelerator fan bolted to the rear mirror cell.

Depending on the size of your camera sensor, an optional coma corrector is recommended to eliminate the inherent coma in a reflector design. This would prove beneficial when using low power 2” eyepieces, or camera sensors above ~4:3 format.

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
Brighter deep sky
Best for imaging
Deep sky
Astro-imaging capability
Lunar, planetary & long exposure
User level
Intermediate
Optical design
Reflector
Optical diameter
150mm
Focal length
610mm
Focal ratio
f/4.1
Finder scope magnification
8x
Lens diameter
50mm
Backfocus Distance
77.1mm
Optics type
Parabolic
Glass material
BK-7
Eyepieces
Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
23x
Resolving power
0.77arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification
21x
Highest useful magnification
177x
Highest theoretical magnification
300x
Limiting stellar magnitude
13.5
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
8x50
Focuser
2" dual-speed linear bearing Crayford
Secondary mirror obstruction
63mm
Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
42%
Secondary mirror obstruction by area
18%
Mirror coatings/over-coatings
Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount type
Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material
Steel
Length of optical tube
22.5 in.
Weight, optical tube
12.7 lbs.
Additional included accessories
Two cradle rings with felt lining, 12v cooling fan, 2" eyepiece extension tube, 8x50 finder and bracket
Other features
Robust dual-speed focuser with 10:1 reduction gear, Vixen-style dovetail rail for mounting on tripod, Large backfocus to work with DSLR and other gear
Warranty
Two year