LX65 Series Telescope - 8" ACF™

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  • Ability to hold two optical tubes at once!

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

  • 2032mm Focal Length

  • f/10 Focal Ratio

  • 26mm Super Plössl (1.25") Eyepiece & Red-Dot Viewfinder INCLUDED

  • 2 Vixen-Style Dovetail receivers

  • Built-in handle for enhanced portability

  • SKU: 228004

    Product Description

    The LX65 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, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes (1) 26mm,1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 11.10 lbs and has dimensions of 9.8” x 18.1”.

    The LX65 features a newly designed single-arm mount with Meade’s AudioStar® Hand controller. This new mount is compact, yet sturdy, providing a great combination of portability and performance. Additionally, the LX65 has the ability to hold two optical tubes, making your experience twice as enjoyable! With its quick and portable setup, you’re ready to start observing in minutes. The LX65 system breaks down into 3 compact pieces and does not require any tools, making it a breeze to transport to your favorite dark sky location!

    This versatile scope features two dovetail receivers that allow you to use two optical tubes at once, for a chance to observe your objects both in wide field or close up! The main saddle can hold up to 14lbs, while the secondary saddle can hold up to 7lbs. The max payload capacity for the LX65 mount is *21lbs. This added versatility makes the LX65 great for astronomy outreach or sharing the night sky with others and will be sure to impress anyone with its technology and optics.

    *The max payload capacity for the LX65 mount is 21 lbs. - that is the combined load capacity only. We don’t recommend anyone put 21 lbs on the main dovetail saddle or the secondary saddle.*

    The heart of any telescope is its optics. Meade delivers the highest quality professional grade optics available. These optical tubes feature large apertures and Meade's Advanced Coma-Free (ACF™) optics coupled with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UHTC™), giving you the ultimate in premium optics. The LX65 is an ideal high-resolution visual observing instrument but is also fully qualified for the more advanced areas of astronomy, including planetary astrophotgraphy. Observe Saturn's rings, the surface of the Moon, and even the cloud bands on Jupiter in great detail.

    The LX65 are smart scopes that know the night sky right out of the box. Enter your site information, find level and North, and Easy Align picks two alignment stars for you and places them right in your viewfinder. Center them to fine tune your alignment and the wonders of the Universe are at your fingertips.

    The Meade AudioStar® hand controller features audio files and an internal speaker. This computerized celestial object location system plugs into the telescope's handbox port, allowing a quick telescope alignment. Once aligned with the sky, the AudioStar® is ready to take you to any object in the over 30,000 object database. In addition to GOTO and tracking capability, AudioStar® permits a wide array of fascinating and educational functions such as multiple guided tours, digital positional readouts, the ability to link with a PC using optionally available software and cord, and much more.

    Click HERE to read a SkyNews Review on Meade's LX65 8" ACF™.

    "The superb ACF™ optics and GoTo capability enabled me to enjoy a wealth of sky objects in my light-polluted city sky. I can recommend the 8-inch for novices (they'll love the "Astronomer Inside" and "Guided Tour" features) and for experienced observers ready to upgrade to a larger, well-equipped telescope that's quick to set up and remarkably portable too."

    Click HERE to read an LX65 8" ACF™ Review by Meade Team Brand Ambassador, Matt DeSipio.

    "The GoTo capabilities and electronics allow for additional time observing or imaging, and less time hunting. Tracking is fabulous."



    Series LX65 Telescopes
    UPC 709942998894
    Warranty 1 Year
    Eyepieces Type Super Plössl
    Clear Aperture 8" (203mm)
    Optical Design Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
    Optical Coatings UHTC™
    Focal Length 2032mm
    Focal Ratio f/10
    Viewfinder Red-Dot Viewfinder
    Eyepiece(s) Super Plössl
    Barlow None
    Focuser Mechanism Single Speed Focuser
    Diagonal Meade #07202 Diagonal Mirror, 1.25"
    Dovetail Vixen-Style
    Hand Controller AudioStar™
    Object Database 30,000 objects
    Power Source Eight (8) C-size Batteries or 12v External Power (USER SUPPLIED)
    Assembled Product Dimensions 33.5" x 39" x 62.5"
    Assembled Product Weight 39.5 lbs.


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