LX85 Series Telescope - 8" ACF™

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Regular Price: $1,799.00

Special Price $1,599.00

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  • 203mm (8") Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™)

  • 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: 217006
 

Product Description

The LX85 Series 8" ACF™ Telescope has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flatter image fields while reducing astigmatism and eliminates diffraction spikes. . Features include a 8" (203mm) aperture, 2032mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™) for the improvement of brighter star clusters, additional fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (2) 1.25" Super Plossl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm) and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. Assembled Product Weight: 45.6 lbs. Assembled Product Dimensions: 47.2" x 47.2" x 66".

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

  • 2032mm (f/10) Focal Length
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Receiver
  • 9.7mm & 26mm Super Plössl (1.25") Eyepieces INCLUDED
  • 8x50 Optical Viewfinder with Crosshair INCLUDED
  • Meade #607 DC Power Cord w/Cigarette Lighter Adapter INCLUDED

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Series LX85 Telescopes
UPC 709942998795
Warranty 1 Year
Eyepieces Type Super Plössl
Focus System Internal Single Speed Focuser
Clear Aperture 8" (203mm)
Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical Coatings UHTC™
Focal Length 2032mm
Focal Ratio f/10
Viewfinder 8x50 Optical with Crosshair
Eyepiece(s) 9.7mm & 26mm Super Plössl, 1.25"
Focuser Mechanism Internal Single Speed Focuser
Diagonal 1.25" 90-Degree Diagonal Mirror
Dovetail Vixen-Style
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 Dimensions 47.2" x 47.2" x 66"
Assembled Product Weight 56.25 lbs.

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