Meade LX85 Illuminated Polar Scope

MSRP: $149.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • Polar align your Meade LX85 mount quickly and accurately with this thread-in polar alignment scope
  • Built-in reticle pattern for quickly determining the position of the either the North or South Pole
  • Battery powered illuminator included to light up the reticle - extremely handy in the dark when the reticle itself would be difficult to see against the background sky
  • Easy installation - simply threads into the R.A. axis of the LX85 telescope mount
  • Ensures accurate GoTo slewing and tracking of your LX85 mount
Item #: 617008

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The Meade LX85 Illuminated Polar Scope enables highly accurate polar alignment of the LX85 equatorial telescope mount. Accurate polar alignment is essential for precise tracking, especially at high powers, and for guiding during astrophotography session. The LX85 mount can be accurately polar aligned without the use of a polar scope, but it takes more time and effort — time that you could use imaging the night sky instead!

This handy accessory threads directly into the telescope mount's Right Ascension axis. The optics feature a printed reticle that makes aligning on the pole easy and fast. The illuminator lights up the reticle pattern visible in the polar scope, allowing you to easily see the pattern against the dark background sky. The reticle is designed for use with Polaris in the Northern Hemisphere, and also includes a template for positioning the stars of Octans in the Southern Hemisphere. Includes complete instructions.

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.
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Additional included accessories
Battery powered illuminator LED
Other features
Attached illuminator lights up the reticle, Accurately aligns the LX85 mount
Two year