The LX65 Series 5" MAK Telescope features a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observation as it easily soars to high magnifications. Features a 5" (127mm) aperture, 1900mm focal length, and f/15 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 (1) 26mm, 1.25" Super Plossl eyepiece and a red-dot viewfinder along with a vixen-style dovetail. The OTA alone weighs 6.2 lbs and has dimensions of 5.8” x 14.3”.
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.*
MEADE PREMIUM OPTICS
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 locating system plugs into the telescope's handbox port, allowing a quick telescope alignment. Once aligned with the sky, 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.
|Eyepieces Type||Super Plössl|
|Experience Level||Beginner, Intermediate|
|Clear Aperture||5" (127mm)|
|OTA Cooling Fan||No|
|Oversized Primary Mirror||No|
|Eyepiece(s)||26mm Super Plössl, 1.25"|
|Focuser Mechanism||Single Speed Internal Focuser|
|Diagonal||Meade #07202 Diagonal Mirror, 1.25"|
|Object Database||30,000 objects|
|Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)||No|
|Power Source||Eight (8) C-size Batteries or 12v External Power (USER SUPPLIED)|
|True Level & North Sensors (LNT)||No|
|Assembled Product Dimensions||33.5" X 39" X 60"|
|Assembled Product Weight||34.2 lbs.|