Meade 6" f/10 LX85 ACF Optical Tube Assembly

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  • 6" (152mm) f/10 Advanced Coma Free Optics - 1524mm focal length
  • Ultra-High Transmission Coatings UHTC
  • Vixen narrow style mounting dovetail rail
  • Includes 1.25" 26mm, 9.7mm Plössl eyepieces, star diagonal, and 8x50 optical finderscope
  • Designed and Manufactured in North America
Item #: 217024

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The LX85 Series 6" ACF optical tube assembly has an Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical design offering the coma-free pinpoint star images and flat field while reducing astigmatism and eliminating diffraction spikes. Features include a 6" (152mm) aperture, 1524mm focal length, and f/10 focal ratio. Equipped with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC). These features provide beautiful images of brighter star clusters, more fine detail in nebulae, and greater surface features on planets. Includes 1.25" Plössl eyepieces (9.7mm & 26mm), a star diagonal, and a viewfinder (8x50 optical with crosshair) along with a vixen-style dovetail. With included accessories, the OTA weighs11.5lbs (5.2kg) and has dimensions of 21.7cm x 42cm.

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

The optical path and components of the ACF telescope design

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
Lunar & planetary
Best for imaging
Solar, lunar, planetary & Messier objects
Astro-imaging capability
Lunar, planetary & long exposure
User level
Intermediate
Optical design
Advanced Coma-Free (ACF)
Optical diameter
152mm
Focal length
1524mm
Focal ratio
f/10.0
Eyepieces
Super Plossl 26.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces
59x
Resolving power
0.77arc*sec
Lowest useful magnification
21x
Highest useful magnification
300x
Highest theoretical magnification
300x
Limiting stellar magnitude
13.5
Optical quality
Diffraction limited
Finder scope
Reflex sight
Focuser
Internal
Diagonal degrees
1.25" 90° Mirror Star
Mount type
Optical Tube without Mount
Tube material
Aluminum
Weight, optical tube
11.5 lbs.
Additional included accessories
Vixen style dovetail bar, Red-dot finder
Other features
Ultra High Transmission Coatings (UHTC)
Warranty
Two year